We guarantee you have never watched a guitar get played like this before

The Grand Ole Opry may have said it best on their Facebook page this week, “Every time Striking Matches performs on our stage, we’re reminded that country music is in good hands.”


Easily one of the most anticipated and thought-provoking new duos in country music right now, Striking Matches shocked the Grand Ole Opry stage earlier this month with their song “Make A Liar Out of Me” and with nothing short of a chin-dropping guitar solo two thirds in that will leave you breathless.

Composed of Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis and incorporating a slew of their country, rock and roll and blues roots, Striking Matches first started gaining attention when a handful of their original song had been featured on the hit show “Nashville” and covered by show stars Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen. Having toured alongside Train, Vince Gill and Hunter Hayes, Striking Matches is on the cusp of getting some much-deserved attention shine on them, as their debut album “Nothing but the Silence” will be released March 24.

“I have always found Sarah’s guitar playing interesting because it seems to compliment mine,” Davis said in a recent press release.

These two are so interesting that they attracted the attention of famed producer T Bone Burnett, who worked with the pair on their soon to be released album. “He knows how to bring out the best of us,” Zimmerman added.

Stay tuned.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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