|C. Thomas Wright, John W. McDowell, Karl Hinkle, W. Timothy Wright
|Hometown: Indianapolis, Carmel, French Lick
The Wright Brothers are probably the longest-running band in Indiana, having begun in 1972 and continue to this day. Tom and Tim Wright grew up in French Lick, their family moved to Indianapolis. Originally known as The Wright Brothers and Overland Stage Company, they took off quickly with their midwestern brand of country rock, releasing several records themselves, including two deluxe box sets, reflecting the band’s ability to sell records. They played regularly in and around Indianapolis and are well remembered by their fans.
By the early 1980’s they had moved to the national stage, with records released by Warner Brothers and Mercury Records, but bad luck dampened the band’s bid for national stardom. Tours supporting Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell were cancelled at the last minute due to illness (Parton) and an auto accident (Mandrell). They eventually returned to Indiana and have maintained a strong following, selling out a recent show at The Palladium in Carmel.
|Years Active: 1972 – current
|Discography (Wright Brothers Overland Stage) (Wright Brothers)