Local country band debuts first EP

BIRMINGHAM- Alabama-based country band Sweet Tea Trio will debut its first EP album at a party at Workplay in Birmingham on at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12.

According to Tami Coker, the mother of one of the band members, the pre-sale campaign for their self-titled album will be released on iTunes on the same day, and the album will be for sale at the event. The band plans to officially release the album in mid-June.

Tami Coker said the doors open to guests at 6:30 p.m. Sweet Tea Trio’s show will be opened by country artist Jackson Capps at 7 p.m. Sweet Tea Trio is set to take the stage at 8 p.m.

Tickets are currently available for $10 on Workplay’s website, and entry will cost $13 at the door.

Tami Coker’s daughter, Savannah Coker, is a Chelsea High School graduate and Wilsonville resident. Savannah Coker and bandmates Kate Falcon and Victoria Camp initially started Sweet Tea Trio four years ago after they were grouped together by Birmingham vocal coach Steve Pennington.

They have since opened for Lonestar, Tracy Lawrence, Scotty McCreery, Diamond Rio, Drake White and Shenandoah. Recently, they were guest performers for Kid Rock on a cruise. Tami Coker said the band plans to move to Nashville this summer.

“We’re hoping that they will replace the Dixie Chicks, and fill a void that has been left in the music industry,” Tami Coker said.

More information about the event and the band is available on the Sweet Tea Trio Facebook page.