'81 Stories Official Music Website

The Official Music Website of '81 Stories

‘81 Stories is the duo to keep your eye on! Their songs are uplifting, insightful, beautifully orchestrated and impeccably delivered. They bring an excellent sense of humor and playful ribbing to their live set, too, making for a wonderful experience in concert. I expect great things from these guys!
— Mom
'81 Stories, Downtown Columbia, TN // Photo by Kelley Lippincott-Chura

'81 Stories, Downtown Columbia, TN // Photo by Kelley Lippincott-Chura


Jamie Chura
(Guitar / Piano + Lead Vocals)

Justin Ferguson
(Percussion / Drums + Beard)


'81 Stories was born from a friendship and musical collaboration between Jamie Chura and Justin Ferguson. They met soon after Jamie moved from Los Angeles, CA to Nashville, TN in 2014. The duo began songwriting together the following Spring and discovered a fascinating juxtaposition between musical backgrounds and songwriting styles. Their first co-written song, "Runaway", is the title track of their debut EP. 

The duo have been delighting crowds at clubs and festivals around Nashville for nearly 2 years, performing their combination of both upbeat & laid-back originals with infectious energy. Jamie's blend of intricate guitar stylings, haunting piano structures and beautiful vocal deliveries work so well with Justin's incredible set of skills on a unique cajon trap kit; this unique musical pairing creates a beautifully complimentary blend that people love coming back to hear.