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 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 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.
Hamish Anderson: A student of the three Kings (Albert, BB, and Freddie), Peter Green and Keith Richards with influences of Jeff Buckley and Tom Petty.
“I started playing guitar when I was 12,” notes Melbourne, Australia-raised, LA-based Hamish Anderson. With “Trouble,” the raw, chunky opening cut and title track of his debut full-length studio CD, a couple of things become clear toute de suite: 1) The affable young Australian is intimate with a six-string, and 2) His music belies his youth. This child of the ’90s, raised on his dad’s classic rock vinyl, has roots that go deeper than you’d guess. Much deeper.
“I don’t think I’d ever thought about guitar before listening to the Beatles’ White Album,” he’ll tell you. “Listening to ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.,’ something just clicked; it’s all I’ve thought about since.”
But his roots go deeper still. He effortlessly namechecks blues legends Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, and Son House, revealing a love for a genre that predates him by decades. “I think with the blues and rock music it was the honesty of the music and—especially the blues—the relatability of it; everyone experiences the blues.”
Anderson left his homeland in the spring of 2014 to give it a go in America because “the blues and rock are what I connect with, and it’s all from here.” Seeking opportunity, he aimed for the moon and hit the stars; within months this then-23-year-old wunderkind had become the very last artist to open for his hero, B.B. King, and he’d been heralded by guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr. in Revolt.tv as someone to watch under the age of 30.
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.
Standing out in a city the size of Los Angeles isn’t easy but in less than 2 years, Arms Akimbo have gone from playing living room shows for college friends to selling out venues around the city. Sharing a love of indie rock bands such as Portugal. The Man, Local Natives and Hippo Campus they’ve released a post-college classic EP “The Wrong Kind Of Dance Party” as well as a series of singles that have their roots in the dichotomy of the modern human experience: The world is growing increasingly more connected but at the same time, we are feeling more and more distant from each other. And they’re striking a nerve with anyone who is – or remembers – experiencing that transition from the naïve security of young adulthood into the harsh insecurity of the rest of our lives.
For Brandyn Burnette and Molly Moore, making music as cosmos & creature means infinitely drawing from their eclectic fascinations. Driven by a shared passion for timeless melody and sonic innovation, the l.A.-based duo bring a certain wide-eyed wonder to each of their songs. “our name came from thinking about how big the universe is and how small we are, and how somehow it all works together,” says Burnette. “so much of our music is about seeing yourself in the grand scheme of things, and exploring the biggest emotions but in a very close and human way.”
As heard on their breakthrough single “young”—a 2016 release that debuted at #1 on Spotify's us viral chart—cosmos & creature channel that pure feeling into progressive pop music that’s perfectly crafted but deeply experimental. The lead single from the duo’s upcoming debut ep, “bad drug” builds off that dynamic with its heavy beats, powerful piano work, and soulfully delivered lyrics that capture the thrill of infatuation.
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.
In the last year alone, songs that RuthAnne wrote for others have streamed over 1.5 billion times, but her plan was always to be an artist.
Living in the UK, RuthAnne started as a brand new artist in March 2018. She released two debut singles "The Vow" and "Take My Place" in March and May respectively, has built an online following (now 30k) and has played live, supporting Alanis Morissette, Third Story, Niall Horan, and X Ambassadors. *Confidentially* she's also just been confirmed as the main support for Hozier later this year. She's already written her album, with an incredible string of releases up to her debut release (Spring 2019). She’s also been writing with Snakehips, Sigma and John Legend.
However, for her next release (10th August), RuthAnne moves into Hip-Hop / Soul territory with this social-media-bashing-banger, "Liquid". Produced by MJ&iRoK (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube) & Cadenza (Jorja Smith, Rag n Bone Man), RuthAnne wanted to release something closer to what she was inspired by, i.e Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse. You can hear these influences in the production and vocals, but lyrically “Liquid” has a very strong modern meaning. RuthAnne says:
"'Liquid’ is basically my response to any haters, fake friends and trolls out there. People seem to just talk on a surface level to each other, but then tear each other apart behind their back, or from behind a computer screen. Everyone has become a critic which means that more and more people are feeling the pressure to be perfect…to portray perfection. I allowed myself to be real about shit that wasn’t so great in my life and then write this song, calling it out for what it is and not letting any of it get to me anymore.”
"Nothing feels better than being free," sing the Wild Feathers in "Wildfire," a new song that perfectly sums up the Nashville country-rock band's wandering spirit. Fleshed out by pristine harmonies and slippery guitar leads, the track is their road diary, their mantra and their call to arms. This is a group that is most at home on the highway, forever looking ahead to the next city and the next shared experience onstage.
"If you can sum up our lives as a band in one song, it'd be 'Wildfire,'" says singer-guitarist Taylor Burns. "When you're on the road, you're like cowboys in the Wild West going out into some neon frontier."
And it's that undiscovered land of flickering lights, both off in the distance and in the crowd in front of them, that the Wild Feathers continue to explore on their eagerly awaited third studio album Greetings From the Neon Frontier.
Reuniting with producer Jay Joyce, who oversaw the group's 2013 self-titled debut and 2016's Lonely Is a Lifetime, the band – packing a three-vocalist punch in Taylor, singer-guitarist Ricky Young, and singer-bassist Joel King, along with drummer Ben Dumas – embrace their more countrified influences. Sounding partly like a lost Eagles album and the record Tom Petty never got to make, Greetings From the Neon Frontier satisfies with thick harmonies, jangly guitars, Ben's in-the-pocket beat, and smart, tight songwriting.
Jaclyn Kenyon is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Hamilton Ontario Canada and now a transplant in Nashville TN. She has been performing professionally since the age of 12 when she first received National media attention when chosen as the youngest performer ever in Canada’s all-female artist showcase “Honey Jam”, competing against artists twice her age. This prestigious showcase is the largest in Canada and sponsored by Warner Chappell Music, it is best known to have launched the careers of Nelly Furtado and Jully Black.
Jaclyn was offered her first opportunities in the industry following this and was recognized early for her very mature writing and performance abilities. Warner, EMI, and Sony ATV Canada have all offered co-writing opportunities with many of their artists. Jaclyn has wrote with numerous top Billboard writers including Liz Rodrigues, Erik Alcock (Eminem, Pink), Russ Irwin (Aerosmith), Joe Vitale (The Eagles, Crosby Stills and Nash) Robbie Nevil (Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Disney) Mike Krompass (Natasha Bedingfield, Archuletta, Smashmouth) , Jenna Andrews (The Band Perry)Jim McCormick, Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace), Matthew Tishler,(Disney) Jim Huff, Amy Powers(Disney), Alex Johnson, Eli Rise (Macy Gray, Adam Lambert), Igor Khorshev (Yes), Steve Diamond (Faith Hill) Clay Mills (Darius Rucker, Little Big Town)
Jaclyn has trained with Live Music producer Tom Jackson (Taylor Swift) in Nashville and vocally with Brett Manning (Taylor Swift, Hayley Williams) and is a regular with Mama Jan Smith in Atlanta.
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