Trouble In The Wind, a Carlsbad-based band took the top honors at the county fair music contest and secured the $5,000 first-place prize.
Five bands were chosen by online voting before the Fair began to perform in the finals, and all performed on the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage on June 16.
All five of the band finalists received a Taylor SolidBody electric guitar, donated by Taylor Guitars.
Trouble in the Wind started as a raw country-rock group consisting of singer-songwriter Robby Gira and bassist Trevory Mulvey. With the addition of multi-instrumentalist Kyle Merritt and accomplished drummer Larry Doran, Trouble in the Wind blossomed into a musical group able to spin larger-than-life, rich cinematic tales. The band can be described as a blend of Americana/Rock ‘n’ Roll with folk foregrounds through a Talking Heads/Johnny Cash medium.
Trouble In the Wind will appear in a special showcase concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, on the Coors Light Rock On Stage. Trouble in the Wind will be performing soon at the Musicpalooza sponsor venues, House of Blues andThe Casbah.