Florencia & the Feeling

  • Dates: November 22, 2024
  • Venue: The Wake Forest Listening Room
  • Location: Wake Forest
  • Address: 415 Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Admission: $15

About

Florencia Rusiñol is a life-long singer and songwriter born in 1992. Although she was born in Canada and grew up in Johnson City, TN, her Argentine parents instilled in her a love of Latin American music from an early age. All through her childhood, there was a mix of everything from Argentine folklore to the Beatles to Manhattan Transfer playing in the house at all times. With all the music flowing around her, it was nearly impossible for her not to want to become a professional musician, and she began working towards that by performing wherever she could during high school, singing everything from choral music to jazz standards.
 
In 2015, Florencia graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in Music Therapy. Florencia was thrilled to be able to combine her passion for music and her desire to make a difference in the world with this profession. Still, she never lost her love of composing and performing. As a nomad at heart, Florencia has had the opportunity to travel and perform in various cities and countries such as San Francisco, Charlotte, Hungary, Kenya, Argentina and Ecuador, where she recorded and released her first EP.

After moving back to Johnson City, TN in 2020, Florencia started getting together with some musician friends from high school, Austin Herron (drums) & Nick Castro (bass). In April 2021, they played their first show, which ended up being the first of 55 shows that they played together throughout the year. Over the course of all those shows, they also grew as a band, adding Diego Nuñez on violin, Isaac Ratliff on keys, and Noah Wise on guitar. Together they have been traveling around the southeastern states and playing many different venues.

After almost a year of performing under Florencia’s name, the band adopted the name Florencia & the Feeling to better represent the group of incredibly talented musicians that plays with Florencia. The name refers to the captivating & carefree energy that flows from the stage at each and every concert.