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‘Bedtime For Bonzo’
Stephen Feldman is a Los Angeles based songwriter. . He recorded 9 record albums with the band, Poppa’s Kitchen and has since released 3 albums as a solo artist.
Michael Patrick Bio (firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.michael-patrick.net)
Inspired by the more traditional folk, country, rockabilly, bluegrass, gospel, roots and rock sounds & writing of such artists as : Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Lyle Lovett, John Prine, and the like, Michael Patrick has developed an appreciation of simplistic story-telling lyrics, catchy hooks and memorable melodies.
You can catch Michael performing his original show with his backup band, solo acoustic shows or with his band of esteemed musicians known as “The Suburban Hillbillies.” In addition, MP has made quite a mark on the northeast area recalling the spirit of Johnny Cash in the Tribute show he founded “RING of FIRE” Band!..
To date, Michael has logged over 1500 live performances in the tri-state (NY,NJ,PA) area in addition to 3 annual tours down south. Along with his band he has performed at such prestigious venues as the Union County Arts Center, Strand Theater, Mayo Performing Arts Center, Paramount Theater, Bergen Pac, Stone Pony,Starland Ballroom and BB King’s.
His achievements include: Five successful CD releases as well as opening Slots for:Randy Travis, Clint Black, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Carlene Carter, Billy Joe Shaver, Gary Allen, David Allan Coe, Justin Townes Earle, Chris Knight,The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, and more.
Patrick prides himself on energetic live shows, encourages audience participation and lots of spontaneous interaction. He feels a sense of obligation to connect with patrons, to deliver a smile and pull people out of their shells.
Shay Martin Lovette
‘Fierce And Delicate Things’
Wayfaring songwriter Shay Martin Lovette’s story is shaped by an enduring creative pursuit, an inseparable connection with the natural world, and a deep appreciation for the nonpareil musical voices of the past. After releasing his debut in 2018, receiving a plethora of regional accolades, and spending over 100 days playing shows to eager audiences, he’s back with his sophomore effort.
All The Queen’s Horses
All The Queen’s Horses is a poetic indie, folktronic project by Irish artist Sean Murphy. A signature blitz of sadness, darkness and poetic lyrics to a backdrop of piano, cello and at times some electronic synths.
All The Queen’s Horses was just announced as a winner in the International Songwriting Competition which is widely regarded as the biggest songwriting competition in the world judged by Coldplay, Tom Waits, Keane, Fleet Foxes and Dua Lipa among others. Multiple other songs that made it to the finals too out of 26,000 entrants. All The Queen’s Horses recently signed a record deal with Echoism Records and Motor Music to release the upcoming album, ‘The Dark Below & The Isle of Dogs’ in September. Murphy brings the poetry of Leonard Cohen, the madness of Tom Waits and the rawness of Damien Rice and Bright Eyes with subtle hints of Perfume Genius.
Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs, mapping epic natural landscapes and deeply intimate, personal territory. The Toronto vocalist, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist has released two acclaimed solo albums—Hide Nor Hair, her Chris Stringer-produced sophomore LP, won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year in 2017. Since then, Lapell has been on the road, touring across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and playing at festivals like Pop Montreal, Mariposa, In The Dead Of Winter, Tiny Lights and Folk On The Rocks.
Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Female Country Artist of the Year, Leanne Pearson, wrote her latest track “Miles Away,” during a period of four months where she was forced to be away from her then-fiance, Jordan, due to pandemic travel bans.
“During a time of challenge and pain, I wanted to pour my heart and soul into the music I was creating. Out of struggle came an intimate beautiful song,” Leanne says. “I posted to my social media, a video of me playing Miles Away the day I wrote it and the response was overwhelming. People from all over the world connected with this song and shared their personal struggles of being away from a loved one.”
THE RED is a French-born songwriter, singer and musician, whose first solo album (2020) is dedicated to American and Irish poets.
Influenced by country music as well as Irish and American folk singers, THE RED treats his music with no fixed rules which would enclose it in very definite style.
His songs are composed and arranged by himself, with no other purpose than to offer the best of themselves to the fans, and the non-fans.
While he is definitely a folk songwriter in a long tradition that gives lyrics a prominent place, his music has been already defined as indie country-folk.
Charlie Mudd is a singer songwriter from San Diego, CA. His music style combines indie folk roots with bluegrass influences, and a unique layered finger picking style of acoustic guitar. His melodies and chord progressions are novel and catchy, and often include a bit of minor key tonality. His lyrics are poetic and often poignant.
He started playing guitar while still in elementary school. His first band, Silverset Divide, was formed with 2 classmates from Poway High School. They played local venues, as well as the House of Blues in Los Angeles, and recorded 2 studio albums.
Charlie moved to Seattle while he attended the University of Washington. While there, he continued to play solo gigs as well as with other local musicians.
In April 2019 while walking home after playing a gig, Charlie was hit by a hit and run driver that left him near death. He is now fully recovered, and often channels into his music the intense emotions he experienced after the accident; gratefulness to be alive, suffering, sadness, hope and joy. He developed part of his unique guitar finger picking style while figuring out how to play guitar with broken fingers. He’s kept elements of the style even after his fingers have healed.
Charlie now records and performs back in his home town San Diego. He released his first solo album, “Charlie Mudd Live” in late 2019 and is currently working on a new album. Recently he released the singles “Then Maybe Better Than Later”, “Just Go”, “Our Radio”, “Up from Nothing” and “Blame It on Direction”. His most recent release is “How to Live in 600 Square Feet”.
Follow The Crows
‘Another Way Home’
Formed sometime in 2012, Follow The Crows are a London-based folk-rock outfit with distinct overtones of Irish trad, bluegrass and Americana. The band is comprised of an interesting mix of musicians who also perform with acts like UK cult rockers Ten Benson, gypsy-punk outfit Evil Edna and pioneers of the London Americana scene, Turnstile Junkpile. This gives Follow The Crows a fresh, uptempo and eclectic approach to their music. A typical setlist blends primarily original material with some unique interpretations of Irish, British and American folk standards. Expect hard-driven vocals fused with guitar, banjo and mandolin mayhem, all underpinned by riotous folk rhythms of rebellion and redemption.
‘Give Me A Song’
Boston-bred, LA-based musician and artist Stevie Weinstein-Foner offers songs of sincerity, optimism, and cosmic perspective on new album Wondering, which features contributions from Jared Samuel, Jolie Holland, and Adam Brisbin, among others.
Photo Credits: Randall Nyhof
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis