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A hippie at heart that loves a fat back beat, Chavis Chance is an American singer-songwriter from Plano, Texas currently based in Spain. Growing up the son of singer-songwriter rock ‘n roller, Dirk Hamilton, Chavis is bringing the spirit of a by-gone era to the modern pop song.
Fusing a love of folk, rock, and soul with a distinct attention to lyrical content, the music is at once both old and new. While the productions are undeniably modern, groove based and thick with low-end, the songs themselves manage to retain a certain timeless quality about them. Chance carries the torch of previous generations, moving forward by looking back, as he pursues the next iteration of the modern singer-songwriter sound.
[indie folk/indie pop]
Stables was formed at the end of 2015 during late night drinks between Matthew and Daniel in London. Matthew was working on a new project idea at the time and, after playing through what was to become their first single, ‘Steam’, the duo was born, and quickly went public four months later.
Described by Rrampt Magazine as “…an exploration of the ethereal…the work of a truly talented artist”, Missy Bauman delivers ‘dreamy drug folk’ – an empowering voice for the odd girl out. Bauman’s fearless songs and transformative shows have been celebrated across the country, sharing stages with Canadian greats Feist, Bahamas, Kathleen Edwards, and the Arkells. A timid woman by nature, Missy transforms beautifully through music. Her brave interrogation of sexual assault, “Two Sisters”, was awarded a ‘Songs from the Heart’ award from Folk Music Ontario for best political piece of the year, and a finalist in the international John Lennon Songwriting Competition. With such recognition accumulating already, Bauman’s forthcoming album, ‘Sweet’, is bound to be her boldest and brightest yet.
Bad Mother Nature
‘Time to Run’
Bad Mother Nature is an original Rock band from Sacramento, CA. Inspired by the classic rock titans of the 1960’s and 70’s, the band balances driving guitar-riff work with the nuanced, progressive piano that allows their music to range from soft to rocking – often within the same song. With several regional tours to their name, including stops at legendary venues like the Viper Room in Hollywood and House of Blues Anaheim, the group has begun to make a name for themselves.
California Moonshine is an Alt. Country band based out of Northern California. They are available on Instagram and Facebook as @CaliforniaMoonshineBand and on YouTube as California Moonshine.
Vocals & Acoustic Guitar: Robert Wilson
Drums: Bradley Soria
Guitar & Bass: Sina Razavi
Keys & Bass: Evan Wind
‘Drink Like I Used To’
Russell Patterson is a singer/songwriter and musician with a truly unique voice. His words are honest and vulnerable with a melancholy feel. His first album is vocal forward and mostly acoustic guitar with cello or piano or vibes, a few songs have light drums. “Right Name” is electric guitars and pedal steel guitar.
‘Red Haired Mary Corcoran’
Vincent Cross is an Irish song poet whose catalogue of critically-acclaimed albums draw from various traditional folk idioms and ancient myths. Born in Ireland, raised in Australia and now living in New York City, he frequently tours globally at folk clubs and festivals, and is a staple at the Brooklyn Folk Festival, and the renowned Scratcher Sessions in Manhattan. His next recorded release comprises a song cycle about 19th Century Irish-American gang leader & colony chief, James “The Rooster” Corcoran (his distant relative).
Brianna Blankenship has never been afraid of the journey to the top. From the time she was ten years old, Brianna was performing in her school chorus and starring in musicals in her hometown of Kane, PA. Inspired by rising country starlets Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradberry, and Kelsea Ballerini, at 18 Brianna began gigging out and performing country music. Brianna loved to perform, but always wanted to bring more to the stage than music alone; her mission is to bring humanity to her listener’s hearts. Brianna’s music has been described as passionate and powerful; her lyrics encompass everything from the deepest moments to the highlights of life. Brianna is set to release music in 2020. You will be able to find her music on all major streaming platforms.
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Red dirt honkytonk band from northeast Oklahoma singin real songs about real things. No cookie cuttin here.
‘Don’t You Know I’m From Here’
Brennen Leigh is an American songwriter, guitar player, mandolin player and singer whose to-the-point storytelling style has elevated her to cult icon status in Europe, Scandinavia, across the United States, South America and the United Kingdom. She is set to release her sixth solo album, Prairie Love Letter, produced by Robbie Fulks, on September 18th.
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis