Origin: San Antonio
Years Active: 2008- Present
Label: Lost in Sound
When Melissa Ludwig, Mitch Connell and AJ Navarro met in 2008, creating music fueled their existence. Not too long after, creating humans became the focus of their lives.
In 2011, producer and bass player David Brown joined the band, followed by Jordan Bryant in 2019. The group played shows across Texas until 2014, when Melissa and Mitch gave birth to a daughter, Max.
Ludwig’s album, “Play it Back Again,” comes nine years after her debut release, "Now That You're Here," which broke into the Top 60 of the national Americana charts. Ludwig and her band played shows across Texas until 2014, when Melissa and husband/guitarist Mitch Connell gave birth to a daughter, and juggling families and careers took center stage.
From an old stone church in Texas to a swimming pool in the Hollywood hills, from a family watching an addict slip away to an old woman replaying scenes from her life like a broken record, Ludwig’s new album takes the listener on a journey through the human condition, from the raw desires of youth to the bittersweet reflections of old age.
“For me, this album is about nostalgia and reflection,” Melissa says. “Everybody has a story that defines their life. The older I get, the more I ask myself, ‘What is my story going to be? How much has already been written?’”