Seth Candan and the Aftermath

Seth Candan and the Aftermath

Seth started picking on the guitar early in high school, but at that time, it was just hobby to him. He was really inspired by the “Texas Country” scene, after attending a Fall Fandango concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in The Woodlands, TX, with his older brother and his friends. After that, Seth was hooked and eventually found himself singing along and playing to artists he saw that day. He found himself writing songs and playing everyday, so he formed a band with some local classmates, and with just a few originals and a hand full of covers, they soon landed their first gig! They started out as a house band, opening for some big name bands every Sunday, at venue called Reno’s, in Webster, TX . After graduating high school, Seth moved up to College Station, and started doing some
solo/acoustic acts at a few local bars, while attending school. By age 19, Seth released his first record, “Life”, which consisted of 13 originals that he wrote between high school and leading into the end of his freshman year of college. Looking back, he sometimes feel he rushed the record, however, Seth looks at his writing on that record as a stepping stone, as if it tells a story about what he went through or who he was, at that time. So he stuck to his guns and took a chance being a Texas singer/songwriter and put school and everything else aside. A lot has happened since then. In the Spring of 2010, Seth improved his live shows by getting a permanent band out of College Station, TX. “I’m so blessed that I found such talented musicians that have the same drive and passion as I do. They are now some of my closest friends, and I’m
glad to share the stage with them.” Seth spent a lot of time in 2010 in Mike McClure’s basement recording his 2nd record, “The Aftermath”, which was released October 26 and was produced by one of the Red Dirt founders himself, Mike McClure. He feels it’s a big change from the “Life” album. “The Aftermath has a lot to do with how I’ve lived, and experienced crazy and fun times away from home, in college, over the past three years.” His voice has matured, and this new record has a lot more groove. Many of his fans love his music because of its original mix of southern rock, blues, and country.
Seth has been nominated for two 2011 Texas Music Awards, including “Album of the Year” for The Aftermath, and he’s released two singles from The Aftermath – “Alright (feat. Mike McClure)” and “Weekend’s Gone”. When you come out to a show, expect to stay on your feet! Seth makes sure to keep the groove going with harmonica solos in almost every song, which blend with his music’s southern rock personality!

www.sethcandan.com


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