Matt Blanton & The Sushi Boys

Matt Blanton & The Sushi Boys

Sep 23, 2016 |  0 comments

Matt Blanton is a local singer/songwriter who’s music contains a wealth of both creativity and insight, and can inspire a range of emotions spanning from the awe of revelation to the melancholy of loss. The Sushi Boys are a local collective of talented and charming musicians who bring a sense of lightheartedness and playfulness to each performance, and who use their gifts to give life and character to the music.

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Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance

Sep 22, 2016 |  0 comments

Fort Defiance is high-energy folk duo from Nashville, Tennessee, born from the solo careers of multi-instrumentalists Jordan Eastman and Laurel Lane. The two met in early 2014, and began touring together just three weeks later; living in the back of Eastman’s truck and playing shows across the country. The pairing of Lane’s Dolly-esque southern charm with Eastman’s heartfelt lyrics and passionate stage performance was quickly met with great response; inspiring them to “start a real band” and travel the country together. Since forming, the two have been hailed for their honest songwriting, grassroots sincerity, and crowd-oriented live performance that kicks down the fourth wall and has led both fans and critics to say, “They play with such vigorous honesty, it reminds you that music can still be more than gimmicks” (Dan London Blog) and call them “a rousing display of punk-scuffed folk…full of earnest heart, and bellies of...

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Rivers

Rivers

Sep 21, 2016 |  0 comments

Rivers is a smattering of genre-bending sounds—tapping into folk rock, pop, funk, blues, chamber pop, Americana, roots rock and alternative—that make up a fluid and dynamic indie folk style. But, when you think you can put a finger on their overall sound, Rivers keeps you guessing. That’s the beauty of their music. After just two short years of playing together, Joe Schaefer, 25, Matt Sinkovitz, 31, and Vincent Yarnell, 25, are eagerly working to get their distinctive folk amalgamation into the eardrums of as many people as possible. “People really love our music,” said Sinkovitz, the percussionist. “It’s amazing to share what you’ve created with people and get such a positive response. It makes you feel like you are doing something right. We have kids sitting around us at farmers markets, and we play senior homes. We can hold it down for most audiences.”They regularly play at some favorite local spots—Appalachian Brewing Co., Little Amps, Suba and The MakeSpace in...

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Camm Layne

Camm Layne

Sep 17, 2016 |  0 comments

Camm Layne started playing guitar at an early age and went on to start his first band, Risk, at 13. Some other bands he has been affiliated with are American Steel, Claude Zircle, Indecent Exposure, and Hard Knox. He then went solo and Acoustic Mayhem RVA was born. He is currently playing in a tribute band called Little Ozzy, rated as the number one Ozzy tribute band on the east coast. Camm has done multiple studio sessions for several top name artists.

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Jeanne Jolly

Jeanne Jolly

Sep 16, 2016 |  0 comments

Jeanne Jolly’s artistry encompasses the heartfelt confessional quality of the singer-songwriter tradition, the earthiness of American roots music, a hint of jazz sophistication, and the smoldering emotionality of soul balladry. Her vocals exhibit a honeyed expressivity, shifting between down-homey and sweetly soaring. Previously, she’s released an EP and a full length—her first album, Angels, debuted in the Top 15 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. She’s garnered plum accolades such as being praised as a singer/songwriter who “melds folksy, soulful country with heavenly, heartfelt lyricism” (News & Observer), and as a vocalist who “can easily shift to the dusky lilt of Alison Krauss or the sophisticated jazz phrasing of Rickie Lee Jones” (Missoulian). The Boston Globe calls her “one of contemporary music’s best kept secrets. She is a revelation when you sit in on one of her concerts.” Atlanta Music Guide says, “Damn, that Jeanne Jolly can sing....

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Nancy Beaudette

Nancy Beaudette

Sep 15, 2016 |  0 comments

Blending brave and honest songwriting, first‐rate musicianship, and a huge helping of native Canadian wit, Nancy Beaudette is an artist of songs and heart. She was raised near Cornwall, Ontario, a place sustained by farming and millwork where French and English languages were friendly neighbours. Her new CD, (Nancy’s eighth release) “South Branch Road”, delves into those roots, weaving a nostalgic past into lush songs of familial history, good-humoured folly and poignant observations of life and loss. On‐stage and off, this award winning songwriter practices hometown hospitality. Come to one of Nancy’s shows and you will experience first-hand all the warmth and welcome of a Canadian kitchen party!

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