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While The Prescriptions may come by their Southern style of narrative songwriting honestly, they refuse to rest on the laurels of their musical heritage. Songs like “Hollywood Gold” reflect the bands deep appreciation for their musical heros while also showcasing the commitment and drive towards something new. The Prescriptions channel a broad range of influences, from the aching, unaffected honesty of ‘70s folk titans like Neil Young, to the guitar-driven melodies of The Strokes’ early recordings and the experimental energy of Wilco. 

All drawn to the musical environment in Nashville for similar reasons, the band consists of Birmingham native, singer-songwriter Hays Ragsdale, his longtime friend and bassist Parker McAnnally, his college classmate, Houston-raised drummer John Wood and accomplished guitarist Chris Luebeck from Southern California