Recently named as one of NPR's Nashville Bands to Add to Your Playlist, Arts Fishing Club is rapidly gaining traction on a national and international scale. Their sound has been described as a mixture of the Kings of Leon and The Grateful Dead. Songs are rooted in lyricism and spread the gamut of rock, folk and indie music. They've shared stages with Lovely the Band, Max, Nappy Roots, Lyle Lovett, Shakey Graves and have had showcases at notable festivals SXSW, Newport Folk, Mile of Music and Summerfest.
The name 'Arts Fishing Club' is an homage to lead singer Christopher Kessenich's grandfathers (Colonel Arthur Kessenich & Arthur Schmidt) and serves as a reminder to approach music in the way they taught him to fish: go out every day with the sincerest intention for success, casting out again and again despite the inevitable empty-handed reels. A successful day of fishing is not determined by what you end up with at the end of the day but rather the beauty of the action itself along with the presence of the moment in nature. Fishing, music and life are about the adventure they take us on and the people we get to share it with.
"Music is our great adventure and Arts Fishing Club is about being in the boat with the people we love."