The Nashville based duo “Quote” “manages to skirt the edges of pop, folk, blues, old-school country, and rock, and meld tracks that feel like they belong together.” (Pulse, Murfreesboro). Hailing from California, “Quote” songwriters Jamie Bennett and Justin Tam have spent the past two years crisscrossing the US and harmonizing tunes for both planned and unexpected audiences. “They have a knack for evoking setting and backstory… contributing a classic to the singer/songwriter cannon.” (Nashville Scene).
“Quote,” however, is a larger project than the typical musical minstrel show. Bennett and Tam have released a book entitled The Pace of Our Feet. Each tune on the album has an accompanying interpretive work of literature and visual art created with the recruited aid of authors and artists. “The result is a book that explores the range of perception and creativity, inviting a much deeper look at their songs” (Pulse, Murfreesboro).
“While their harmonies boom, other instruments creak, shimmy and groan in the background. “Quote” songs exist as freestanding milieus for the moods and characters residing within.” (The Nashville Scene) The band plays mostly acoustic instruments while vocalizing infectious melodies and occasionally mixing in a raucous, foot stomping sing along. “At their highs, Tam and Bennett sound like silk on fire.” (WRVU, Nashville) With their mystical lyrics and vivid imagery, "Quote" is sure to please any quixotic lover of the quirky."