Leah’s distinctive voice and fiery personality make her unlike anyone on the current scene, and both are outgrowths of a life journey that could have led nowhere but Nashville. It began on the ranch where she grew up, the daughter of a rodeo champion, in California’s Morongo Valley. She was just three when she began sitting at her grandmother’s piano, trying with her little fingers to make real chords. When she was 5, her family bought her a piano–she still has it–and by 6, she had written her first song.
"You build memories around songs,” she says. “They become the soundtrack to your life. I remember driving with my dad and mom, singing along to Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, George Strait and Chris LeDoux. Country music is known for the way you can actually see the story unfold in front of you, like you’re in the song.
"Since early 2011, World's Finest has turned many ears and hearts on to their one-of-a-kind sound. Creating what could best be described as Neo-Americana, they've bridged the gap between folk and bluegrass, ska and rock. Comprised of five members: Chris Couch (acoustic guitar, vox), Dan Hurley (electric banjo, vox), Sean McLean (sax, vox), Evan Malfer (upright bass), and Mike Apodaca (drums), the band constantly pushes their instrumentation to new limits; both in the studio and during their high-energy live performances. As individuals, they have separately played and lived music for many years. As a unit, they undoubtedly have found inspiration in each other's taste, talents, and sensibilities.
With soulful vocals, fiercely elegant guitars, and a high energy rhythm section, Fly Paper never fail to inspire crowds throughout the country with their original songs. Micaela's voice is often compared to that of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. Her guitar playing carries on the traditions of Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, and Jimmy Page. Bassist Joe Chamberlin fills the space between with a modern rock style grounded in classic rock sensibilities. Sam Rice brings to the drums, the rock groove of Jimmy Chamberlin and the flair of Buddy Rich, while Saxman/Keyboardist Marty McLean puts the sax back in rock one note at a time. The four piece band fuses elements of rock, folk, and blues into an unforgettable musical experience. With catchy songs, command of their instruments, and a powerful stage presence, Fly Paper will be remembered long after the stage lights go out! - See more at: http://www.flypaperrock.com/band_bio/#ff
Jared's presence becomes amplified with guitar in hand. Audiences have experienced that everywhere from his performances at NAMM and SXSW to the iconic Sturgis Buffalo Chip Festival where he will play alongside ZZ Top and Kid Rock and the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary in Milwaukee this summer. Ultimately, he lives up to that idea of Revival in the EP's title. "I want people to get excited," he concludes. "I want them to feel like anything is possible in this music. I want them to know great blues rock exists. If I can give someone the same inspiration I was blessed with, I've done something right."
Tim "Too Slim" Langford relocated to Nashville in the fall of 2012 and on Blue Heart, a new "grittier" sound is evident. Each of Too Slim and the Taildraggers' last four studio releases charted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Blues Album Chart and Heat Seeker Chart. Too Slim and the Taildraggers have sold over 100,000 albums to date and Tim Langford has received lifetime achievement and hall of fame awards by three northwest blues societies, as well as more than 40 regional and national music awards.
High energy, progressive, original Americana/Jamgrass/Bluegrass music Colorado style.
The Unlikely Hero is a four-piece pop punk band from the DC area comprised of brothers Philip and David Washington, Jesse Reyes, and Zachary Baturin. Drawing on diverse influences from Paramore to British folk singer Passenger the group combines pop and rock musical elements with purposeful, passionate lyrics and a punk rock ideology. The Unlikely Hero is described as “Combining the best of the coffee shop and the rock club”, producing a feeling akin to James Taylor playing with Fall Out Boy as his backup band.
Born and raised outside Portland on a blueberry farm near Cornelius, OR, hard work has always been a part of his life. Wil Kinky takes that same work ethic to music, with a love and a passion for it you can feel. He started at 13 and never looked back, slowly putting all of his efforts into music.
Now at 22 he plays around town with the Kinky Brothers and also doing his solo act, along with playing/sitting in with Tony Smiley, Jon Vancura, Laura Ivancie , Brian Krichevsky , Jordan Harris and many others. Along with gigging around town he also teaches guitar and piano in the Portland Metro area.
Wil has been in the process of pre production and pre recording on his debut album set to record late Feb at Infinity Studios.
After a lot of jamming and drinking in Wolverhampton during the summer of 2007, and taking inspiration from their summer soundtrack featuring the likes Motley Crue, Metallica, Kiss, The Datsuns, Thunder, AC/DC, and Guns n Roses, The Whiskey Syndicate were born, comprising of Mike Davies – Guitar, Anthony Wright – Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar, Richard Corry – Bass & Backing Vocals, Stu Adams – Drums.The band immediately began writing and performing locally and quickly developed a killer sound and a storming live stage show.
Chicago-born jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles has been doin' Kesey proud one bar at a time since 2008, hustling around the United States, Europe, and Canada (except from 2009-2010 for legal reasons), averaging 150 gigs a year, and captivating unsuspecting listeners with a voice that would make Jelly Roll Morton look orthodox and Ma Rainey look sober.