Best known for his folk explorations with his wife Sarah Lee Guthrie, including their recent Wassaic Way produced by Jeff Tweedy, and his latest rock venture with US ELEVATOR, which Will Hermes of Rolling Stone Magazine praised for its “songs that are handcrafted as lovingly as the jeans on the back of After the Goldrush,”
Irion has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting artists across the folk-rock spectrum, from his uncannily Young-Nilsson-esque voice to his melodic and lyrical mettle. Irion has just wrapped up a solo record, Driving Friend, with members of Dawes, Wilco, Nicki Bluhm, and The Gramblers, due out this spring. He will be joining SON VOLT for their spring tour. Johnny is married to Sarah Lee Guthrie, daughter to Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter to Woody Guthrie, both of whom are iconic folk and folk-rock musicians.
Julian Frampton Band
Julian Frampton is a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. He is the son of Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton. Julian co-wrote and provided vocals on the track Road to the Sun, which appeared on Peter’s album “Thank You, Mr. Churchill”. In support of that song, Julian performed on multiple radio and tv shows. Occasionally joining his father on stage throughout the years, Julian has sung alongside world acclaimed guitarists such as Dean DeLeo of The Stone Temple Pilots and Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. He’s also had the opportunity to record with legendary drummer, Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Now, Julian and his father embark on the Frampton RAW: Acoustic tour twice a year with Julian opening the show.
Andy Lawrence Band
Andy Lawrence is an actor, songwriter and musician most notably known for his role alongside brothers Joey and Matt in the show “Brotherly Love” during the mid-90’s. Since then he has starred in numerous movies and television shows including episodes in “The United States of Tara” on Showtime and more recently with his recurring role on the CBS hit show “Hawaii Five-O” from 2013 to present.
In 2017 Andy launched his debut EP “Kings March” while also forming the band Still 3 with his brothers. He is well known for his powerful live performances, and on the track “Moonbeam”, his vocals are haunting and compelling; the harmonies are soulful, evoking a sense of duality between longing desire and hopefulness while expertly running the range of his vocal prowess.
Rob Leines' music originated in the Southeast within the Appalachian Mountains. With the influence of Country, Rock & Roll, and Blues, his unique Americana sound was born on the hills of Tennessee. Soon after Leines expanded to the west.
While welding and metalworking for the oil and gas industry along the Pacific coast, Rob's music took on a more raw and gritty side. The blue-collar lifestyle and southern roots make for a genuine representation of the American songwriter through his music. The Rob Leines Band is a fresh sound, with a rowdy charisma and attitude that country rock needs. His upcoming album, "Bad Seed" will be released on May 13th.
Blending elements of soulful acoustics, smooth funk, and groovy pop, Meekoh’s sound has been influenced by artists like Justin Timberlake, Jason Mraz, and Amos Lee. He has the melodic voice of Ed Sheeran and the smooth Latin edge of Santana. Hailing from Bend, OR with roots in Latin America, this guitar-slinging aficionado found his calling for music while busking in the streets of the Pacific Northwest in 2009.
He brought his heart-bending vocals and warm charismatic style to LA in 2017 and has since then carved himself out as a main stage headliner all across America, touring & collaborating with platinum selling artists and producers like Shannon Bex (Danity Kane) and B.Harv (Justin Bieber). Meekoh’s latest EP "Fire and Diamonds" takes you on a rollercoaster journey of genre and melody. It was released in 2017 and has helped him achieve major commercial success.
Leila Pari is a pop singer-songwriter who released her debut single All or Nothing on November 15th. All or Nothing received recognition from Universal Music Group's Digster Playlists and was featured on their "Songs You Should Know", "Woman Crush Wednesday", "Poptopia" & "Afternoon Teen Hangout" playlists.
She has been interviewed by KNBC and Forbes for her success in building a strong social media following, has performed and spoken at TEDxLA, and has ranked as the number 1 Singer and Influencer 7x in 2017 on Flipagram, a music-based social network.
Ilsey Anna Juber (born April 17, 1986) is an American singer and songwriter from California. Along with writing credits for Shawn Mendes' "Mercy", Martin Garrix feat. Bebe, "In the Name of Love”, and the new Christina Aguilera single “Accelerate”, her most notable work includes featured vocals for Robin Schulz's "Headlights" and "Disarm You" for Kaskade, both of which she also co-wrote. Additionally, Juber co-wrote "All Night" by Beyoncé, as well as the 2015 single "Powerful" by Major Lazer featuring Ellie Goulding.
She is presently signed to Sony ATV publishing. Juber is the daughter of Hope and Laurence Juber, and sister to Nico Juber. Her father was the lead guitarist for the band Wings from 1978–1981 and is now a distinguished fingerstyle solo guitarist. Juber’s grandfather is Sherwood Schwartz, an American television producer behind Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch.
Andrew Cole, with George Pajon Jr.
Andrew continues to break new ground both in music and film. In 2014 Andrew wrote and performed Billboard‘s Top 10 Hit ‘Colourblind’. The single was released by Multi-platinum selling artist Glenn Morrison (Sony Records) and remained in the charts for 52 weeks. Andrew completed a transmedia project surrounding the topic of ‘Bullying’. “#NOJOKE” is a compelling, interactive documentary created by Andrew Cole, directed by award-winning Manfred Becker & executive produced by Adam Leipzig, Academy Award-nominated CEO of Entertainment Media Partners and former president of National Geographic Films.
The film follows Andrew as he assembles a star-studded cast for a song to raise awareness about Bullying. One by one they come on board to lend support with their music and personal stories: Slash, Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, Lemmy, Jeff Goldblum, Robbie Krieger, Steve Vai, Chad Smith, Sir Patrick Stewart, Julian Lennon, Jane Lynch, Cedric The Entertainer and more. Andrew just finished recording 5 follow up singles at the legendary Village Recorder, set to release later this year. Cole is now touring North American with Black Eyed Peas guitarist George Pajon Jr (writer & producer of BEP ‘Lets Get It Started’ and ‘Where Is The Love’), with whom he has collaborated on the recently recorded singles.
Takamine Presents: Jake Allen
He moves around the acoustic guitar like he's been holding it for a lifetime, gliding from end to end and producing sounds that you'd normally expect from a full band. Although most audiences are introduced to Jake Allen through the spectacle of his solo acoustic performances, the scope of Allen's artistry runs much deeper.
At age 5 he began exploring synthesizers and recording music in his father’s Northern Michigan studio. By 14 he had become proficient with a variety of instruments as he solidified his commitment to a life of producing and performing music. Allen has since gone on to produce several acclaimed solo records, playing every instrument to carefully complement his smooth to soaring voice. In addition to drums, keyboards, harp and other instruments, Jake often stresses his belief in using the studio itself as a key instrument in creating his massive productions and concept albums. His deep and detailed records lend themselves to the fleeting practice of sitting down and really listening to a record from start to finish.
For the last year, Jake has been vigorously touring North America with Sony Masterworks recording artists, The Accidentals. In addition to opening their shows with his innovative solo acoustic performances, Allen has been guest performing in the band on guitar and keyboards. As they continue to tour extensively, Jake is preparing to release his highly anticipated new album “Deviant Motions” featuring dynamic violin and cello performances by Sav Buist and Katie Larson of The Accidentals. This new album will be released in early 2018.
Nadia Lanfranconi is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Lake Como, Italy, now living in Los Angeles CA. An Italian that plays Americana/Country music...wait, what? You heard right. "Music works in mysterious ways.." and somehow made it all the way to a small town in the Alps masked as Rock 'n' Roll first, Punk and then Country.
Self-taught guitar player and drummer, don't get fooled by the tomboy attitude without filter. Behind it all, there's a sweet emotional vocal and a lot of heart who was influenced by artists like Sheryl Crow and Ryan Adams.
In 2009, Allo released her first independent album, UnFresh, a collection of 12 original songs. The album's first single, "Dreamland", features the rapper Blu.
Allo's reputation as a musician led her to a role as a singer and guitarist in American musician Prince's band, The New Power Generation, in 2011. She began writing with Prince while on tour, collaborating on three songs, "Superconductor", "The Calm" and "Long Gone", which appear on Allo's album, Superconductor.
Superconductor was released on 20 November 2012, and the album debuted at number one on Amazon.com's Soul and R&B charts in France, the United Kingdom, and the US. The album also features musicians Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty. In October 2014, she released her single "Tongue Tied". Hello was released in April 2015 and was funded through PledgeMusic. In the same year, she collaborated with Prince on a covers project titled Oui Can Luv. In 2017, she appeared in the film Pitch Perfect 3 as Serenity, a member of the band called Evermoist, alongside Ruby Rose.
OUTER REEF is a roots rock quartet based in Santa Monica, CA and immediately garnered attention around the local Hollywood club circuit in 2017 with their infectious grooves and notable lyrics. Led by singer-songwriter Evan Brau (previously of Munkafust, Undergreen), the band released their debut EP in April 2018 and has several hits including “Man in Love,” “If Only,” and “Rolling Stone.”
Band Members Joel Bunn (bass guitar) Paul Allen (drums) and Matt Pomeroy (guitar) quickly jelled during early rehearsals and began expanding their musical repertoire from their own deep love of music and diverse roots from bands like the “Talking Heads,” “The Black Crows,” and “Sublime.” It didn’t take long to begin crafting unique, more nuanced songwriting with their newer material such as “All In My Head” and “Don’t Let Your Sexy.” OUTER REEF has a regular gig at the West Hollywood hotspot "The Peppermint Club" and will be expanding outreach with upcoming tours to the Rocky Mountains and the Southeast.
Emily Warren Schwartz (born August 25, 1992), also known simply as Emily Warren, is an American singer and songwriter signed to Dr. Luke's label Prescription Songs. She is best known for the songs she has written for several high-profile pop artists, including The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Frenship, Sean Paul, Melanie Martinez, and Shawn Mendes. After signing with Dr. Luke, she co-wrote "Masterpiece", the third single on pop artist Jessie J's album, Sweet Talker. Warren eventually teamed up with longtime friend and collaborator Scott Harris to co-write four songs from Shawn Mendes' platinum-selling album, Handwritten: "Strings", "Aftertaste", "Air", and "Lost". September 18, 2015, marked the release of The Chainsmokers' and Tritonal's "Until You Were Gone", which featured Warren's lead vocals.
Her performance was immediately praised by Nylon, which wrote, "Her delivery is filled with a longing that packs a strong punch."Additionally, The Chainsmokers hailed Warren as, "one of the best songwriters AND vocalists that they had ever worked with". Shortly after, Warren teamed up again with Scott Harris and together they wrote "Don't Let Me Down" with The Chainsmokers, which reached number 3 and went on to reach triple platinum in the United States. Don't Let Me Down was also nominated and won a Grammy in 2017 for Best Dance Recording.
Haddon Cord is an American singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She recently released her first single, “A Million Songs,” which she wrote herself while living in London. Haddon has toured in many states across the US and has also played shows in England, France, Scotland, and Honduras. Most recently, she opened for Eric Hutchinson on his national “Anyone Who Knows Me” tour.
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