Jonny Fritz (formerly Corndawg) is a country singer, not a singer-songwriter. Born in Montana and raised in rural Virginia, Jonny dropped out of school in 2001 and toured solo for many years on his motorcycle, going on to play shows in every state in the US, along with Australia, Argentina, Canada, India and 11 European countries. However, you won’t find him on your local country radio station; Jonny’s music is more in the vein of that obscure 70s gay country that housewives would discover on a Bear Family reissue in 20 years.
\"This is a remarkable EP, which isn\'t just sugary praise for sensitive teen-girl lyrics. London comes from a tradition of music in Austin that\'s supported Sahara Smith and Sarah Jarosz, and it shows. With a canny turn of words amid simple melodies – Lucinda Williams and Eliza Gilkyson feel like her spiritual godmothers – London\'s right in line for their brand of attention...\" The Austin Chronicle
Lionel Williams (aka Vinyl Williams) is a Los Angeles based artist and musician. His collage art & psyche-pop music fuses vast landscapes, multi-religious symbolism, and the supernatural into a paradoxical whirlpool of "mysticism and sonic matrices".
We are UUVVWWZ, an avant-blues quartet from Lincoln Nebraska, comprised of Teal Gardner, Jim Schroeder, Dustin Wilbourn, and David Ozinga. We have been playing as UU for five years and have put out one album previously, a self-titled record that was screech-cronky, clubbier, and babier than our current work, the trusted language.
ADVENTŪS is the Latin word for arrival. And so Cody Canada and The Departed emerge with their first original album. Upon the disbanding of Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed took root; Cody Canada and his long time Ragweed band mate, Jeremy Plato on bass and vocals, with Seth James on guitar and vocals (Seth James Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard), Steve Littleton on B3 organ and keys (Live Oak Decline, Stoney LaRue & the Arsenals, Medicine Show) and Chris Doege on drums (Seth James Band, Nashville touring acts).
Ryan Bingham is an Oscar-winning singer/songwriter, born in New Mexico but raised all across the Southwestern United States. Bingham set out on his own at a young age, shuffling from town to town and performing gigs at local no-frills bars. It's this spirit of having done plenty of living early on, that has informed the singer- songwriters world-weary and jagged, weather-beaten vocals.
Zion I consists of lyricist Zumbi and beat-master Amp, a Bay Area bred duo who have been working to nonstop since 1996. As evident from their newest album, ShadowBowing, the effort that Zion I puts in to continuously to bring us infectious beats and contagious lyrics has more than paid off. Bassnectar, Collie Buddz and Goapele are just some of the artists that have lent their talents to create an esoteric album.
Some people DJ, others make beats. Heads everywhere spit lyrics—either off the dome or noted, and many are even recognized as true MC’s who actually manage to rock a crowd here & there. A few folks get by juggling two or more facets; and even a small number happen to be classically or self-taught piano players, drummers and strummers. Count Bass D does it all.
White Violet is the project of Nate Nelson and Vaughan Lamb. The act is based in Athens, GA and just released its debut, Hiding, Mingling, on Normaltown Records, an imprint of New West. Nelson has toured and recorded with with Maria Taylor, Andy Lemaster, and Nik Freitas. In July, White Violet completed a two week run up the East Coast opening for Futurebirds. White Violet also performed at FMQB\'s AAA Conference in August and at CMJ in mid-October.
Tying Tiffany has always searched for a sincere and original approach to the various forms of art to which she has always been attracted. And for this reason she chose to attend the Padova Art Institute which allowed her to experiment with various artistic paths from design to photography to performance art, but keeping in mind that only music permits her to reach the full expressive force through an avant-garde style, irreverent and against the current.
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Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–15
Music: March 11–16
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