"Considered one of the best bands from the Fargo-Moorhead music scene, October Road is blazing a trail of country rock hits from their latest album “Yesterday’s News."
- Minot Daily News-
October Road has become somewhat of a genre-bender in the North Dakota music scene. The band fuses country music with other influences, such as funk and soul, and they do it very well.
- Williston Herald-
"Expectations," released in May, is a collection of pop-infused country that shows off the significant songwriting skills of Smalley and company. The album's opener, "Sidewalks," is a triumphant boot-kicker of a radio-ready single.
- Fargo Forum-
GREAT Band! Great to work with! Book them for your next event....they are now on my preferred vendor list!! Thank you Gentlemen!!
- Signature Events-
October Road has been racking up the miles since 2004, doing their best to play the most current country, pop, and rock cover tunes as well as songs we all remember from days gone by, while also releasing four albums of their own music! Distance has never been, nor will it ever be an obstacle for the guys, as they've performed as far North as the Canadian border, all the way down to Nashville, TN, with countless cities, towns and farms in between. Their sound has best been described as "Funky Country", as they try to bring a soulful, upbeat approach to all the music they play, regardless of genre, the result of which is folks who say they "don't like country", or "never listen to rock," find themselves tapping to the beat, or kickin' it up on the dance floor before they realize the song being played is the "Type They Don't Like!"
When it comes to their original music, there is only one rule that is applied! The song must have strong lyrics, which the guys feel is often lacking in much of modern music today. With many songwriting idols as their motivation, they aim to craft songs that are relatable, and have an overall sense of purpose.
The band has opened for artists such as Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar, Joe Nichols, Diamond Rio, Little Texas, Chris Cagle, SheDaisy, Collective Soul, Colt Ford, LOCASH, and Trick Pony and many, many others!
A staple of music festivals, since the band's inception, the band has performed at Wefest seven times, as well as multiple appearances at festivals such as Ribfest (Fargo, ND) , CountryFest (Cadott, WI), Moondance Country Festival (Walker, MN) and Kick n' Up Country (Karlstad, MN).
The band is also well suited for and excels at county fairs and street dances, so much so, to list all of the events they've been part of would easily fill page after page. Additionally, in the past few years the band has earned the reputation as one of the top booked wedding bands in the region as the combination of their varied set list and excellent production makes any wedding dance quite the event indeed.
When you book October Road you are genuinely booking a group of musicians dedicated to both the craft of musicianship and the art of entertaining.