Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of musicians and music lovers from an early age. Born in Richmond, California into a family deeply rooted in Louisiana French-Creole history, Thierry is among the best of both the West Coast and the Gulf Coast musicians playing Zydeco music today. Andre is a virtuoso on all the accordion types, single row, double row, triple row and piano key. He effortlessly plays each instrument to deliver everything from a traditional Creole waltz to a hard driving blues that is his own sound.
By breaking through heartache, David Ramirez has gone on a search for understanding. The Austin resident and frequent traveler to clubs, theaters and listening rooms all over the country, has come to a phase in his creative life where the tears have dried and moving on looks like the best option.
Hailing from Vancouver BC, Bear Mountain's music is both rhythmic and soulful. Blending syncopated bass lines and arpeggiated synth chords with live instrumentation and soaring vocals, Bear Mountain creates a sound that is both deeply moving, and sweetly captivating. With old heartbreak on the mountain style vocals, Bear Mountain sings with powerful release and vulnerable honesty over strong rhythmic beats realized through the instrumentation of a live band. Bear Mountain began as the bedroom project of Ian Bevis.
ChoZe is a new breed of rap artist based out of Atlanta Ga . Born in New York but gives his mixture of style of music to the gift of having the chance to love growing up in such states as Texas , South Carolina , & Los Angeles. As one of the founders of Daily-Freshness this mixture of styles has given him the chance to be played on radio stations from Atlanta to Austin Texas. Now gearing up for his Debut release "Life Thru My Eyes" the antipation is at all time high.
Chris Cohen is a 37-year-old native of Los Angeles currently residing in the farmlands of Vermont. He is the child of a former music business executive and a former Broadway actress. His resumé of prior musical projects is a long one: as a contributing member of The Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreamers, he released 10 full-length albums between 2002 and 2008. Along the way, Cohen was also a touring player with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti and Danielson, among others, for stints both short and long.
The members of Current Swell no longer live together under a single roof — as they did years ago, when the group first came together as a unit — but the bond between the four friends is stronger than ever. Touring the world for the better part of five years, from Brazil to Australia, often has that effect. Current Swell's years of experience on the road can be heard — and felt — in the nooks and crannies of Long Time Ago, the new full-length from this rootsy Victoria, B.C. quartet. The record shifts
Diego Peralta is a 24 year old songwriter and composer, who has three independent albums and is an undisputed reference in the Chilean scene. He's music has a unique atmospheric pop sound with a regular and slow pulse. His ability to handle digital platforms allows him to manage a successful career by himself. Peralta, has a full program of concerts since the year 2008, performing in Santiago and Valparaiso of Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dream Affair is a dark post-punk band based in Brooklyn by way of Philadelphia formed in the winter of 2009. Members Hayden Payne (vocals, guitar, electronics) and Bryan Spoltore (bass) have also made music together since they were just teenagers. Following their self-released EP All I Want, Abby Echiverri (vocals, synth, violin) joined the band, and the young trio released their debut album Endless Days on Avant! Records in 2011, which was promoted with a European tour.
Icelandic singer-songwriter, Asgeir Trausti, may only be 20 years old but last summer he already made his mark on the Icelandic music scene with his two singles, Sumargestur and the smash-hit Leyndarmal. Both singles belong to his debut album Dyrd i daudathogn, released in September. A digital presale on Icelandicmusic.com, a week before the release of the album, broke all records and showed clearly that Asgeir Trausti had already created a name for himself.
Autobus is a band from Lima, Perú, the band has found a very particular sound that has not been found very often in southamerican rock. Autobus combines different genres and sounds when composing their songs, their influences range from fully electronic groups such as Justice, Passion Pit, to bands like Wilco, Soda Stereo, Spoon, Foals and more. With his short career on the stage, they have already played major events such as the backing band for The Killers concert in Peru, Franz Ferdinand, Soul Asylum, playing to audiences of up to 35,000 people.