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Prisoner Of The Open Road
Host Recommendations: 97
... in last 12 months: 36
Member since: 2008-11-14
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Rupert Wates See Full Listing
Home: New York City, NY, US Genre: Art/Folk
Frequently Tours: NY, MA, NJ, PA, NC, FL, MS, AL, TX, CA Style: Mellow Thoughtful
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: Piano
 
Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. In the late 1990's, he signed a publishing deal with Eaton Music and worked for several years as their house songwriter. He moved to Paris in 2001, formed his own quartet and performed regularly in the city's clubs. He came to the US in fall 2006. Since then he has received more than thirty songwriting and performing awards (listed on AWARDS page at www.rupertwatesmusic.com). He has also recorded and released 8 CDs: 'Sweet Or Bitter Wine' (2005), 'Coast To Coast' (2007), 'Dear Life' (2008), 'Joe's Cafe' (2010), 'At The Losers' Motel' (2012), 'The Rank Outsiders Ball' (2014), 'The Nightwatchers' (2015), and 'Colorado Mornings' (2016). A...
 

 
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Memorable, Fun, Authentic
Black Swan
Host Recommendations: 38
... in last 12 months: 18
Member since: 2013-07-23
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Danika & The Jeb See Full Listing
Home: Madison, TN, US Genre: Acoustic/Soul/Americana
Frequently Tours: USA, Europe, UK Style: Groovy Energetic
# of Members: 2 Content: Mainstream Original
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars Other Instruments: Keyboard
 
She's a songwriter who was almost a doctor. He's a guitar aficionado who owns and operates his own guitar instruction company. Together they form the duo Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart, a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents. Hailed as "a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo," by Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce, Holmes initially started as a solo artist, her songs playing on Sirius XM's Coffee House station and on 150 radio stations nationwide. Her belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet gentle voice and truthful lyrics. ...
 

 
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Harmonic Alternative Folk
A Strange Thing
Host Recommendations: 70
... in last 12 months: 14
Member since: 2013-10-14
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Flagship Romance See Full Listing
Home: Jacksonville Beach, FL, US Genre: Harmonic Alternative Folk
Frequently Tours: Nationwide Style: Varied Passionate
# of Members: 2 Content: Mainstream Inspirational
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Other Instruments: Vocals
 
Florida-based ‘Harmonic Alternative Folk’ duo Flagship Romance (Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson) live, work, and annually travel tens of thousands of miles together, deeply in love with each other and the process of bringing their emotionally powerful music to the people. It is an inspiring union of hearts, minds and souls that entrances all who encounter them and their art.

Fluent, intense acoustic guitar playing; lyrics of life’s peaks, troughs, mysteries and wonders; soaring, yearning vocals; tender, though oft-anthemic melodies, and harmonies one could barely separate with a single human hair: this is the Flagship Romance sound. Live, sharing a custom-built dual microphone stand, they d...

 

 
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inspiring, soothing, entertaining
Life Goes On
Host Recommendations: 42
... in last 12 months: 9
Member since: 2014-04-28
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Matt Bednarsky See Full Listing
Home: Nashville, TN, US Genre: Singer-Songwriter; pop/rock with elements of folk, jazz, and blues
Style: Mellow
# of Members: 1 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar and Vocals Other Instruments:
 

People try to box others in. Genres and artist comparisons are how the public tries to make sense of a musician. You can’t really do that with Matt Bednarsky.

Born to a mother with a classical pedigree and a professional jazz guitarist father, Matt grew up in Shelton, CT engulfed in music. He began violin at the age of 4 (soon after left behind), guitar at age 8, and started singing probably not long after he could make farm animal noises. He first put pen to paper in songwriting at the age of 12, finding it as a way to creatively engage.

Matt attended New York University and studied Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, psychology and music. After studying abroad in It...
 

 
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Machineries of Joy
Walk With Me
Host Recommendations: 18
... in last 12 months: 8
Member since: 2009-10-17
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Kray Van Kirk See Full Listing
Home: Juneau, AK, US Genre: Singer-songwriter
Frequently Tours: Coast to Coast Style: Acoustic Folk
# of Members: 1 Content: A medicine for melancholy
Sound Equipment: Please Inquire Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, 6 and 12 string guitar Other Instruments:
 

Kray Van Kirk is an Alaskan singer-songwriter, delivering performances that the Borderline Folk Club in New York called "...what every singer-songwriter should aspire to." At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where many shows receive only a handful of audience members due to the sheer volume of available performances, his room was sold out, leaving some folks sitting on the stairs and a Fringe reviewer to write "the Alaskan singer-songwriter, in his Edinburgh debut, was not the reason I arrived early, but certainly why I stayed late".

Kray walked away from his first stint in graduate school in Berkeley to tour and live in his Ford Econoline van, playing shows in the days before cell phones (...

 

 
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Tommy Galen Jimmy
Water From The Well
Host Recommendations: 14
... in last 12 months: 8
Member since: 2012-08-29
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The Currys See Full Listing
Home: Port Saint Joe, FL, US Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Americana
Frequently Tours: East Coast Style: Varied
# of Members: 3 or more Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: PG - R
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass Other Instruments: Piano, Kazoo
 
The Currys are a home-grown acoustic folk trio born and bred in the Florida panhandle. Incorporating elements of country, bluegrass, blues, and rock, The Currys music showcases thoughtful songwriting, unassuming instrumentation, and mellifluous vocal harmonies. They released their debut album, "Follow," in the spring of 2014, supported by a nationwide tour. They were selected as one of six featured acts for the third annual Florida Listening Room Festival. The Currys will enter the studio in October 2015 to record their sophomore album. -- "The Currys delighted audiences all over the state during the Florida Listening Room Festival 2014. Their sweet harmonies and great personalities make them...
 

 
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Refreshing, Diverse, Lyrical
Glory in My Soul
Host Recommendations: 26
... in last 12 months: 8
Member since: 2014-06-10
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Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen See Full Listing
Home: Bonny Doon, CA, US Genre: Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse Roots-Folk
Frequently Tours: US coasts, Midwest, Canada, Europe. Style: Varied dynamic, fun and flowing.
# of Members: 2 Content: Life, Love, Lessons, Humour.
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, guitar, violin, harmonica Other Instruments: viola, mandolin, 12 string
 
Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting, and fueled by an undeniable musical chemistry, eclectic Roots-Folk songwriters Dan Frechette, guitar/harmonica/vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals, prove that musical magic is “a match made in heaven” (Monterey Herald). "Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse," since teaming up in 2013, this Canadian-American duo, now based in Santa Cruz, California, has toured the U.S. and Canada extensively, playing theaters, living rooms, folk festivals, including the definitive Winnipeg Folk Fest, and releasing three albums of their diverse and uplifting original material.

Both celebrated artists in their own rights - Dan, with a long career as a touring mult...

 

 
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Jazzy Folk/Rock
Yet
Host Recommendations: 12
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2014-08-05
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Dan O'Sullivan See Full Listing
Home: redondo beach, CA, US Genre: Jazzy Acoustic Folk/Rock
Frequently Tours: Washington, Oregon, California Style: Varied Very mellow to very upbeat
# of Members: 1 Content: Heartfelt to Humorous
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: piano
 
Dan O'Sullivan's nearly two decade long career as a guitarist-for-hire took him to performing with musical acts as diverse as South Korea's most famous female pop singer Pati Kim, 50's R+B vocal legends the Coasters, Blues singer Barbara Morrison, Adult Contemporary star Michael Bolton, and to sharing the bill with Reggae acts such as Maxi Priest, Eek-A-Mouse, and Big Mountain. Over time, his interest in the sideman role began to wither, as his desire to cut his own musical path grew. The stark realization that his previous career was over came when he received a phone call from the musical director of the Beach Boys. After a twenty minute conversation in which he was invited to be one of three singin...
 

 
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Singer Songwriter Storyteller
Honeysuckle Wine
Host Recommendations: 8
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2015-07-24
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Keith Rea See Full Listing
Home: Longview, TX, US Genre: Americana, Folk, Blues, Pop
Frequently Tours: Yes Style: Varied
# of Members: 1 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: Harmonica, Porch Board
 
Keith brings a wealth of experience to the stage as well as a variety of styles and genres. From love songs to train songs, Keith’s lyrics conjure stories of people, places, and situations that feel both familiar and yet somehow fresh. His instrumental styling’s cover the landscape from finger picked ballads to raucous twelve bar blues.
 

 
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Infectious soul songs/sweet harmony
Shining On Us
Host Recommendations: 32
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2012-01-12
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Genna & Jesse See Full Listing
Home: Richmond, CA, US Genre: retro soul pop
Frequently Tours: East Coast, Midwest, Southeast, Europe Style: Varied
# of Members: 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar / Piano Other Instruments: Harmonica, percussion
 
Genna & Jesse are defined by a unique alchemy born of the quirky chemistry, intricate vocal harmony and ardent storytelling which infuse their songwriting and vibrant performances. With whispers (and sometimes roars) of folk, blue-eyed soul, jazz, blues, torch song, and ‘60s and ‘70s pop music, their self-chosen genre “Retro Soul Pop” doesn’t entirely encompass their joyful live shows and sensual, deliberate albums. They shrug off music industry conventions in favor of what feels good, and this genre-defying dedication to being current and free has an exciting and irresistible effect. Drawing inspiration from their nomadic lifestyle, Genna & Jesse are best described as modern troubadours, generously o...
 

 
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Sophisticated, Jazz-Adjacent, Soul
Delicious Days (from the album, Delicious Days)
Host Recommendations: 15
... in last 12 months: 6
Member since: 2015-01-02
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Woody Russell See Full Listing
Home: Austin, TX, US Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Pop-Jazz, Blues, "Blue-eyed Soul"
Frequently Tours: Yes (SOLO/DUO/TRIO) Style: Varied "Technicolor Americana"
# of Members: 3 or more Content: Mainstream Singer-Songwriter
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar, Voice Other Instruments: TRIO: Harmonicas, Piano/Keys
 
RECENT AUDIENCE RAVES from 2015 Tour (SLHC Concerts):
"It was most incredible, one of the best performances I have ever seen since my first concert in '71!"

"Best house concert EVER! Maybe one of the best musical events I've been witness to."

"A love fest of blues, jazz and soul music that was awe inspiring."

BIO:
•Tours throughout US and Canada at all manner of venues (clubs, house concerts, theaters) as well as major festivals (Newport Folk Festival (2x), NxNE, SxSW, Winterfolk, Sisters Folk, Houston Int’l, Tall City Blues, Folk Alliance, Kerrville, Northwest Folklife, Smithville Blues & more)

•2016 - 2018 Texas Commission on the Artist Official Touring Roster artist

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Big bluesy voice
Little One
Host Recommendations: 21
... in last 12 months: 6
Member since: 2010-01-20
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Suzie Vinnick See Full Listing
Home: Toronto, ON, CA Genre: Roots & Blues
Frequently Tours: ON, BC, SK, BC, NS, NB, North East USA Style: Varied upbeat
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream fun
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Vocals & Guitar Other Instruments: Bass, piano, mandolin
 
A Saskatoon native living in Toronto, Canada, Suzie Vinnick is the owner of a gorgeous, powerful voice and performs with a sweet mixture of engaging candidness and unparalleled musicianship.

Suzie is nominated for a 2012 Juno in the Blues Album of Year Category for her album Me ‘n’ Mabel. She also won the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer of the Year and Female Vocalist and Songwriter at the 2011 Canadian Maple Blues Awards. Suzie was also nominated for a 2011 JUNO for her album with The Marigolds entitled That’s the State I’m In and for a 2009 JUNO for her 3rd solo album, Happy Here, produced by Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing. She has previously won 6 Cana...

 

 
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2016 Kerrville New Folk Finalists
Land of the Noon Day Sun
Host Recommendations: 28
... in last 12 months: 6
Member since: 2013-07-15
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Kelley McRae See Full Listing
Home: Austin, TX, US Genre: Americana, Folk, Indiefolk, acoustic singer/songwriter
Frequently Tours: The USA, coast to coast, Europe Style: Varied acoustic
# of Members: 2 Content: Mainstream positive
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: PG - R
Main Instrument: Vocals, acoustic guitars Other Instruments: harmonica
 
Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they've toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, have taken the stage at major festivals like the Kerrville Folk Festival in TX, and were named CIYH Artists of the Year in 2014.

Kelley's latest release, "The Wayside", hit #4 on the Roots Music Report Top Contemporary Folk radio chart, and debuted at #7 on the EuroAmericana radio chart. The record continues to impress: “With hundred...

 

 
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Foot-stomping Acoustic Storyteller
Crazy Beautiful World
Host Recommendations: 6
... in last 12 months: 5
Member since: 2015-02-02
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Brian Keith Wallen See Full Listing
Home: Milton, IN, US Genre: Singer-Songwriter
Frequently Tours: Midwest, Rockies, Southwest Style: Upbeat Soulful
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Acoustic
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: Stompboard
 

Singer-Songwriter Brian Keith Wallen is on the road all the time. From coast to coast and beyond, Brian is spreading his blend of blues-influenced acoustic music across the world. His award winning combination of storytelling and lightning licks on guitar will never let you forget his name. In just a few years, Brian has released multiple albums and performed over 1,000 shows in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Brian won 2nd place in the 2015 International Blues Challenge, ranking in the top two out of hundreds of artists from all over the world. He was also named "Artist of the Year" by the Starr-Gennett Foundation. Brian has brought his foot-stomping, one-man show to timeless treasures, suc...

 

 
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Singer/songwriter
Whistle Blowin
Host Recommendations: 20
... in last 12 months: 5
Member since: 2012-05-21
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Jackie Bristow See Full Listing
Home: Los Angeles, CA, US Genre: Singer/songwriter
Frequently Tours: California, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas Style: Mellow upbeat
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream folk/country/soul/Americana
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Vocals, Songs, Acoustic guitar Other Instruments: Electric Guitar
 
At once heartfelt and sophisticated, Jackie Bristow combines subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks that hypnotise the listener, demand complete surrender and then stick around with the backbone of a real friend. ​ Born in New Zealand but then transplanted to Australia and now the United States with a guitar, suitcase and songs, Jackie travels light but packs a heavy punch. ​ Jackie has had the honor to be the opening act for many of her musical heros. July 2016 Jackie opened for the Steve Miller Band in the US. Opening for Bonnie Raitt in New Zealand on her 2013 "Slipstream" tour was a dream-come-true. Jackie also did a lengthy tour opening for internationally-acclaimed guitar lege...
 

 

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