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‘I’ll Be Here’
Jennifer is the winner of the 2019 Independent Music Network Award for Best Female Crossover Artist, the 2020 We Are The Music Makers Award for Best Roots / Blues / Americana album, and a 2015 Independent Music Awards nominee for best Jazz With Vocals album. Her song, Road to Redemption, from her 2018 album, THESE YEARS, hit #1 on National Indie Radio, and the Independent Music Network’s, New Music Weekly’s, and National Radio Hits’ Country charts.
‘Give Me a Chance’
Tenise Marie is a singer-songwriter who has emerged from the mystical forests of Argenta, BC. On a foundation of acoustic guitar and soulful vocals, she builds her songs with vision and care, singing “tenderly of love’s vagaries without lapsing into maudlin or cliché” (Jamie Bliss, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, 2016) A storyteller and traveller at heart, Tenise draws inspiration from the beauty of the natural world and the incredible people in it. Her adventures climbing mountains, riding waves, and watching sunrises soak into her enticing melodies and honest lyrics.
Brittany Lee Moffitt
Brittany Lee Moffitt is a songwriter and vocalist from a small town in the midwestern United States. Her music – deeply personal, yet melodically cinematic, challenges listeners to examine their vulnerability and feel something with intensity, almost to a point of discomfort. Brittany is regionally considered a vocal powerhouse with a raw and unfiltered stage presence, sharing herself in ways with which listeners become friends who can, in a modern society otherwise struggling, deeply empathize with one another. Her upcoming 9-track debut, “Guests”, features songs tackling the issues of addiction and substance abuse, navigating painful relationships, examining self-love and acceptance (or lack there-of), and the beauty of the connection of souls through shared experience, whether painful or joyful. Brittany has been compared to the likes of Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Björk. Release date of “Guests” TBA. Follow Brittany Lee Moffitt on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and various music outlets for updates and single releases throughout 2021.
‘When You Go’
Vox Rea (Kate Kurdyak, Lauren Kurdyak, Kaitlyn Hansen Boucher, and Mitchell Schaumberg) supplies a soundtrack to the confusion and euphoria of coming of age in a postmodern world. Fascinated by the contradictions inherent in the human experience, their music is a celebration of free will and an ode to the paralyzing nature of choice. It is both the intoxicating night roaming and the guilty morning after, a revelry in excess and an exercise in solemn self-reflection. Hell bent on creating a meaningful life amidst the siren songs of consumerism and efficiency, Vox Rea wonders what it really means to be free.
Vox Rea was set ablaze from the embers of The Katherines, the cardinal project created by the three women in 2015, which saw critical success leading into their 2017 debut album, To Bring You My Heart, including hit singles “Cherry Lips” and “Primitive”. The album garnered over a million streams on Spotify with songs featured on playlists including New Music Friday, Pop All Day, Hot Hits Canada, Indie Pop Chillout and the Canada Viral 50 chart, with their songs heard in TV shows like Orphan Black, Reboot and The Order. The group received praise from industry and media alike, with coverage in the likes of VICE, MTV, Vancouver Sun and the National Post in addition to national morning show appearances across Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Accompanied by a top-notch backing band, the female trio has delivered enchanting performances at venues across Canada, captivating audiences at festivals like Rifflandia, NXNE, Juno Fest, Canada Day Vancouver, and Denim on the Diamond.
Caleb and Ella started Dean St. as a sibling duo in 2016. When they won a local battle-of-the-bands contest in Orange County, CA, they earned a free day at a recording studio and made their first EP. Since releasing their first songs in 2017, Dean St. has transitioned to a full band and is releasing new music they recorded with producer Ryan Hadlock (Lumineers and Vance Joy) in 2021.
With Michael, Carl, and Nicole hailing from Texas, West Virginia, and New Jersey, and Emma from Scotland’s Isle of Skye, our sound is a blend of Americana Roots and British Isles Folk. After 5 years of developing our sound and learning a lot about ourselves as musicians, we have been busy in the studio. Expect new singles often. Check us out at https://www.instagram.com/whiskeybearband/ to join the community, talk music, and see how it goes down.
‘Party In the Woods’
Andy Fischer-Price is an artist based in Port Townsend, WA with tens of views on YouTube. He’s a lover of life and grateful to be a musician.
‘Even My Roses Are Blue’
Born into a musical legacy — her father Larry Brown once played in The Association and Smothers Brothers before joining Engelbert Humperdinck in the ‘80s, and mother Anne-Marie Brown sang with The Babys and Jon Waite — Dominique Pruitt is charting a path of her own with her new EP Praying for Rain. From the deep desert vibes of the title track, to the Nancy Sinatra nods in standout “High in the Valley,” to the tear-in-her-beer, tropical-tinged “Even My Roses Are Blue” (written with her father), Pruitt pays homage to the sounds of her youth while paving her own singular and refreshing trail forward.
Tall Heights have relentlessly built a career from the ground up. Starting as buskers on the streets of Boston and now performing in packed venues across North America, Europe, and beyond, the duo has distilled their sound in an organic and unselfconscious way. The unmistakable DNA of their music draws on many elements, but the blend of their two distinct voices, in both harmony and unison, is what elevates it and separates it from the pack.
Hailing from the Boston area, Paul Wright and Tim Harrington met each other in their hometown of Sturbridge through Tim’s older brother. The friendship blossomed in high school when they both took up the guitar and began working on music together. It didn’t take long for them to see the potential hidden in these casual jam sessions. As Paul recalls, “Tim transformed from kid brother to musical collaborator over the course of a summer.”
Combining Paul’s lifetime of classical training, Harrington’s spontaneous artistic instincts, and the prismatic union of their unique voices, Tall Heights’ sonic imprint is in a category all its own.
Tall Heights’ recordings have amassed over 275 million streams and they’ve toured alongside groups like Judah & the Lion, Colony House, The Paper Kites, and Magic Giant.
Graeme James is an internationally acclaimed artist rooted in folk’s rich storytelling and musical traditions. Though he’s now based in Netherlands, Graeme spent the last number of years building a large and loyal fan base throughout his native New Zealand and beyond with his carefully crafted multi-instrumental soundscapes. His captivating and dynamic live shows are performed as a one-man band with the aid of a loop pedal to layer violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, banjo, mandolin, accordion, harmonica and percussion. His last full-length and Nettwerk debut, 2019’s The Long Way Home, is a warmly insightful, lushly layered modern folk album that explores time and space through a vibrant variety of perspectives.
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis