About Us

The Blue Trees™ are a Southern Americana Groove Rock band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, the Blue Trees have been active since 2015 both as a recording and touring act. The Blue Trees signed with Spectra Music Group in October, 2017 and will be releasing their debut album, Procrastinated Memoirs in the first quarter of 2018. The band cites such influences as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, and Waylon Jennings. The band consists of singer and lyricist Jacob Needham, guitarist James Tyler Cody, bassist Chris Bevacqua, and drummer RaShaun Whetstone. From the start, the band’s goal has been to write hooky, polished songs that will have audiences moving their feet and leaving with a smile on their face.

The band was formed when Jacob Needham sought out a guitar player after the success of his solo debut single, “Forever Girl.” After James Tyler Cody answered a music classified ad, James and Jacob wrote their first song within 10 minutes of meeting and later discovered they had the same Birthday! Synchronicities and serendipity have followed this band ever since and have enabled them to quickly become a driving force on the Southern music scene.

Chris Bevacqua Bass

Christopher Ryan Bevacqua (born 7 November 1995) is an American musician best known as a bassist and keyboardist. He is originally from Brick, New Jersey. Chris has been honing his skills as a musician from an early age and has

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Jacob Needham Vocals/Rhythm Guitar

Jacob Allen Needham (born 29 October 1992) is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and music producer best known as the singer and co-founder of the Southern Americana Groove Rock band Jacob Needham & The Blue Trees™. As a vocalist and

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James Tyler Cody Lead Guitar

James Tyler Cody (born 29 October 1990) is an American musician and music producer best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of the Southern Americana Groove Rock band Jacob Needham and The Blue Trees™. As a guitarist, James is

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RaShaun Whetstone Drums

RaShaun Austin Whetstone (born 2 December 1989) is a drummer/percussionist from Birmingham, Alabama. Originally hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Whetstone was an athlete, playing football as a lineman in middle school. When Whetstone’s family moved to Birmingham in 2003, he picked

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