river city rock & roll
Honest Debts is a four-piece band based in Richmond, VA. Melding elements of rock, blues, Americana, and soul, they present a sound that's just as classic as it is fresh and exciting. The band - Sam Valentine (vocals/guitar), Matt Elgin (guitar/vocals), Alex Roberson (bass/vocals), and Blake Hurt (drums) - formed in early 2017 through a haphazard string of hometown and school connections. The group quickly began writing, self-producing a demo, and booking shows.
Adapting their name from a Springsteen lyric, the foursome aims to create music that balances timeless influences with modern authenticity while paying homage to the city that brought them together. Their debut release, No Beauty Lost, showcases balance between pop sensibility, contemplative songwriting, and performance-honed instrumentation.