Though they formed while still at Decatur High School and have been performing together barely a year at the time of this award, Lucy Dreams has fashioned a breathtaking stage show. At the September 2011 East Atlanta Strut, the band won converts to its sound, which in quieter moments evokes the meditative landscapes of Ride and the rustic harmonies of My Morning Jacket. Lloyd Wingard's soaring vocals blend with the haunting melancholy of Dani Lyman's voice. With Nick Lynds on guitar, the sound builds to a fever pitch, driven by bassist Graham Tavel's insistent leaps and drummer Jacob Armando's explosive barrage.
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