" The peOple is an independent music group started by Marques Morel ( Excellence in Music Award “Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians”) and Brooke Byam (#1 Independent Country Song “Thank You For Leavin’”). Capable of performing as an elegantly-rough husband/wife duo, or joining forces with multi-talented instrumentalists... such as when Mike Gothard and Bo Coleman are along for the “Ride!”, The peOple are connecting with everyone that is searching for that rugged and authentic, ghostly-spiritual, cowboy-rock-n-roll! "
" Based out of Carroll County, The peOple sport original songs and old-time favorites that push beyond the bounds of Americana. "
-Mitter & Critter
" What began as an acoustic folk-country duo between Nashville recording artist Brooke Byam (#1 Independent country song “Thank You For Leavin’), and wandering folk-troubadour Marques Morel, has continued to evolve into an expansive and undefinable experience. Wether performing as a gutsy roots duo, as a power trio with the addition of dynamic bassist, Mike Gothard, or as a full band without limitations, The People deliver original music and fresh interpretations of old favorites. Their sound lies somewhere between rough folk, ghostly country, homemade spiritual and cowboy rock n’ roll. "
-Sound Tribe Films
"...homegrown family roots looking to travel the country and share our rough folk / dark country / smokey acid blues / mississippi river slopgrass / western gypsy harmony music of ancient, star-crossed lovers and other such things . . ."