Described as artists with "a magic formula, real passion, steel-toed drive, and the ability to fill the listener with intense wanderlust", Bridge 19 is rooted in Louisville's rich Appalachian folk and bluegrass tradition. Having performed at Lilith Fair, Midpoint Music Festival, and International Folk Alliance, they have also served as support for Brandi Carlile, Sarah McLachlan, Richard Thompson, and Ben Sollee.
Equal parts folk and pop, the arrangements of Bridge 19 creep into Americana with beautiful, soothing harmonies. Their insightful lyrics by band members and songwriters Amanda Lucas and Audrey Cecil convey stories of characters on journeys of love, loss, and wonder. With the attitude and focus to gracefully ascend, the band comprehends the value of being working musicians.
A 2015 "Folk Artist of the Year" finalist in the Louisville Music Awards, Bridge 19 was also honored for their release of "Riding on a Wire", named in the top 20 of WFPK's 100 best albums of 2015. The band cites Brandi Carlile, Garrison Starr, Girlyman, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, Kings of Leon, Matt Nathanson, Patty Griffin, Paul Simon, Sarah McLachlan, and Sheryl Crow as leading influences.