The Buzzbin shop has opened its doors to countless performers and we’re adding Children of Spy to the long list of awesomeness. These three guys from Tennessee have been playing together for quite some time now and are sharing their skills with the masses. Nicholas Naioti (vocals and guitar) and Andrew Dietz (bass) have been playing together for 11 years now, having spent some time playing together in punk bands back in high school. Now their style has changed and they play what Naioti calls “folk music inspired by outer space.” Children of Spy got their unique name from a character that Naioti had developed back in high school by the name of “Spy Chase.” Spy Chase was an alien come to earth that seemed to make writing music easier for Naioti, so naming the band after the character only seemed fitting – so they became Children of Spy. The band just released a new album which is a more evolved sound according to the band. The stuff that you can catch online is a bit more toned down in comparison to the new album. As Naioti tells it, the last album which was released in 2009 was a wintertime album because it was recorded and released in the winter. The new one is summertime because it’s more fun and lively. Their stop at the Buzzbin shop fell in the middle of a 35 day tour where the band visited all sorts of venues, leaving a trail of folky goodness in their wake. The high point for Naioti was stopping in Maine, knocking yet another state off of the list of states visited. (Now to get a date performing in Alaska and all will be well.) And the concert at the shop was just what he had promised, “something different.” Starting off the night with an acoustic set. The trio from TN then made their way down to Annabel’s to rock another set. If you missed out on these guys when they made their stop in town, check out their site because we can only hope they’ll be coming through our area again soon.