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Harmonic Alternative Folk
A Strange Thing
Host Recommendations: 28
... in last 12 months: 27
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
 
"Incredible singers and songwriters who are most certainly rising stars!" -Bob Patterson, Artistic Director/Gamble Rogers Folk Festival

The story of Flagship Romance represents more than just an opportunity to hear two individually talented performers using their abilities to create something bigger than themselves. It is an invitation to witness an actual couple with a shared passion and chemistry, doing what they love with whom they love, with a desire to change the world one song at a time.

Flagship Romance consists of real-life lovers, singers, and songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound, they have coined the term “Contemp... More in the full listing...
 

 
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Songs to remember
The Man Afraid Of Shadows
Host Recommendations: 38
... in last 12 months: 24
Member since: 2008-11-14
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Rupert Wates See Full Listing
Home: Harlem, NY, US Genre: Art/Folk
Frequently Tours: NY, MA, CT, NJ, PA, NC, FL, MS, AL, TX Style: Mellow Thoughtful
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: Piano
 
London born singer-songwriter Rupert Wates came to the US in 2006. Since then he has received close to thirty songwriting awards (listed on AWARDS page at www.rupertwatesmusic.com). He has also recorded 6 CDS: 'Sweet Or Bitter Wine' (2005), 'Coast To Coast' (2007), 'Dear Life' (2008), 'Joe's Cafe' (2010), 'At The Losers' Motel' (2012), and 'The Rank Outsiders Ball' (2014). All have received outstanding reviews in the online press and have been played on radio stations in America, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Israel and Australia. Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him 'a prime figure in American music', and 'a new and unique songwriter-musician already in the front ranks' (www.a... More in the full listing...
 

 
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Honest, Relatable, Melodic
You Win
Host Recommendations: 24
... in last 12 months: 21
Member since: 2013-02-25
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Annalise Emerick See Full Listing
Home: Nashville, TN, US Genre: folk, singer/songwriter
Frequently Tours: USA Style: Varied
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments:
 
The self-starting, twenty-something, singer-songwriter has been on the road virtually non-stop for three years solid. This summer alone, she played to sold-out crowds at over 150 shows in 90 different cities. Annalise exhibits the raw vocals and heartfelt lyricism that has gained her fans of Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Natalie Maines.

In 2011, Emerick released her first project, Starry-Eyed, to heavy critical acclaim after it debuted at #9 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. The seven-song EP featured adult contemporary pop tracks sprinkled with twinkling production value that Performer Magazine hailed as “undeniably good.” Skope Magazinepraised the record’s “mellow and moving” tunes,... More in the full listing...

 

 
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heartfelt acoustic duo
Easy On My Mind (new track unmastered)
Host Recommendations: 13
... in last 12 months: 11
Member since: 2013-07-15
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Kelley McRae See Full Listing
Home: Knoxville, TN, US Genre: Americana, Folk, Indiefolk, acoustic singer/songwriter
Frequently Tours: The USA, coast to coast Style: Varied acoustic
# of Members: 2 Content: Mainstream positive
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: PG - R
Main Instrument: Vocals, acoustic guitars Other Instruments: stomp percussion
 
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, and taken the stage at major festivals like Riverbend in Tennessee (headlined by Buddy Guy).

Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo’s music is wide ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope. Paste Magazine’s 4 Star review raves “Kelley moves ef... More in the full listing...

 

 
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inspiring, soothing, entertaining
Life Goes On
Host Recommendations: 9
... 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:
 
Put a guitar in his hands and give him an atmosphere in which to sing and you’ll soon realize that Matt brings something fresh and exciting to music. Browse his YouTube channel with more than 200 covers and originals and over 2 million video views and you’ll get an idea of his talent, prolificness and diversity. Click around his online community throughout Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and you’ll see his commitment to and gratitude towards his growing fanbase. It’s clear, Matt is no ordinary musical artist. 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), be... More in the full listing...
 

 
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Extraordinary Singer Songwriter
Go Round
Host Recommendations: 17
... in last 12 months: 9
Member since: 2007-02-22
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Craig Bickhardt See Full Listing
Home: King of Prussia, PA, US Genre: Folk, Americana, Acoustic
Frequently Tours: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast Style: Varied
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Please Inquire Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Fingerpicking Guitar Other Instruments: Djembe Drum when available
 
Craig Bickhardt's extraordinary voice, song writing skills and musicianship combine to make any House Concert a pure joy and inspiration! His first big break came when he wrote and sang two songs for Robert Duvall’s Academy Award-winning film Tender Mercies, a movie with a similar theme to this past year’s award winning Crazy Heart. In the wake of that film’s success, Bickhardt made his move to Nashville where his songs found their way onto critically acclaimed, platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Ray Charles, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Tony Rice, Kathy Mattea, David Wilcox, Jonathan Edwards, Alison Krauss and over 100 others. Craig has recently retur... More in the full listing...
 

 
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Poetic, narrative, nostalgic
How The Money Comes
Host Recommendations: 39
... in last 12 months: 9
Member since: 2011-12-16
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Ian McFeron See Full Listing
Home: Seattle, WA, US Genre: Americana, Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Frequently Tours: Nationally Style: Varied lyrical
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream rootsy, organic
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: Piano
 
Ian McFeron, whose writing has been compared to Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and John Lennon, weaves together a variety of popular, rock, and Americana styles to create his own take on roots-American music.

McFeron got his start in the Seattle after his self-produced debut album was picked up by a major commercial radio station there. A recent college graduate at the time, McFeron was new to the scene but his tightly composed songs inspired the media giant to put the album’s lead off single, “Love Me Twice,” into rotation. Listeners responded strongly, and within months, McFeron would share the spotlight with international and national artists such as Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins, Bra... More in the full listing...

 

 
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positive honest personable
Time
Host Recommendations: 20
... in last 12 months: 9
Member since: 2012-03-10
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Jessica Campbell See Full Listing
Home: Nashville, TN, US Genre: Singer-songwriter, Pop, Folk
Style: Upbeat
# of Members: 1 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Acoustic guitar Other Instruments: percussion
 
Jessica Campbell has garnered critical acclaim, awards, and plum synch placements for the warm candor of her distinctive roots pop. Her stunning new album, The Anchor & The Sail, traces romantic relationships from balmy beginnings to painfully complex ends with bold emotionality. “The album title represents life; there are things that hold us back and weigh us down, anchors...and things that let us move forward, sails. The music on this album represents a reflection on past relationships in light of my recent marriage,” the Nashville, Tennessee-based artist confides.

The Anchor & The Sail was carefully culled from a pool of songs birthed from a flood of creativity. The album refines the whimsica... More in the full listing...

 

 
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Innovative, Folk/Jazz, engaging
Hope
Host Recommendations: 17
... in last 12 months: 8
Member since: 2008-12-04
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Miche Fambro See Full Listing
Home: Geneseo, NY, US Genre: Folk/Jazz/Latin blend
Frequently Tours: US, Canada, Europe Style: Varied
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Character-driven, original
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, guitar Other Instruments:
 
**Miche will be a headliner at the 2015 Listening Room Festival in Florida - for the 2nd time!** Born and raised in West Philly, Miche would sneak down to the basement to practice on his brother's drum kit while his brother was out playing ball and being a regular kid. After he was discovered and kicked off the drums, he took up the guitar that his brother had abandoned the year before. This time he holed up in his room teaching himself to play. He didn't get everything right as a leftie, he flipped the guitar over and tuned it straight up the neck.

From the very beginning, he had his own sound. His teen years were spent as a neighborhood band leader teaching anyone who got an instrumen... More in the full listing...

 

 
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Singer-Songwriter/Folk/Acoustic
The One That Got Away
Host Recommendations: 9
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2013-04-01
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Ken Yates See Full Listing
Home: Toronto, ON, CA Genre: Folk
Frequently Tours: East Coast USA, Ontario Style: Mellow
# of Members: 1 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Please Inquire Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: Voice
 
Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first CD, “The Backseat EP”, and received the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer even posted a full page blog about Yates’ ability as a writer stating, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’… this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today”. Yates’ EP received high critical acclaim, leading to a slew of online covers from fans. He has toured with many notable names including veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, Sister H... More in the full listing...
 

 
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bonafide sweet soul
I Will Raise My Voice - live at KDHX 2010
Host Recommendations: 10
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2009-04-15
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Kira Small See Full Listing
Home: Nashville, TN, US Genre: Soul/R&B/Jazz/Blues
Frequently Tours: USA Style: barefoot soul mama
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: love, lust, loss, lies...food
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, keys/vox = Kira Other Instruments: sometimes I add a pal
 
2012 Independent Music Award VoxPop Winner!!

Background vocalist on Martina McBride's 2013 & 2012 Christmas Tours

"Girl, you sound like a neat glass of single malt in a world of Michelob Ultra." Those were the words of Grammy award-winning songwriter Mike Reid ("I Can't Make You Love Me") when he heard Kira Small sing. This sultry, soulful siren combines the smoothness of Norah Jones, the rawness of Bonnie Raitt, the hip-ness of Adele and the flat-out-wailing of Aretha Franklin. Delivered with her huge heart, even huger voice and wicked sense of humor, Kira's spellbinding original songs and R&B classics seem to snuggle right into listeners' laps.

 

 
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american roots blues
Getaway Car (Jon Shain Trio live)
Host Recommendations: 10
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2008-11-21
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Jon Shain See Full Listing
Home: Durham, NC, US Genre: Folk, fingerstyle piedmont blues
Frequently Tours: Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast Style: Groovy roots-rock leanings
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream narrative based lyrics
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Gibson L4-A acoustic/electric Other Instruments: harmonica, upright bass, dobro
 
Jon Shain grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts, a Merrimack River mill-town that had already seen its better days by the time he was a child in the 1970s. His family?s business was a small textile dyeing company, and he worked in the factory during the summers throughout his teens. At the same time, Shain began to discover his love of American roots music and songwriting, specifically drawn to the narratives about regular people and themes of social justice.

Shain headed south to North Carolina in 1986, to study American History at Duke University and to continue his musical journey, as well. In addition to studying with jazz professor Paul Jeffrey, he also had the good fortune to learn the piedm... More in the full listing...

 

 
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Host Recommendations: 14
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2012-08-24
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Tim and Myles Thompson See Full Listing
Home: Hendersonville, TN, US Genre: Singer/Songwriter/Americana/Celtic/Jazz
Style: Varied
# of Members: 2 Content:
Sound Equipment: Please Inquire Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Violin, Guitar Other Instruments: Ukulele, Mandolin
 
Tim & Myles Thompson:
Americana-Jazz-Folk-Duo

Tim & Myles Thompson is a Nashville-based Americana-jazz duo featuring International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson and acclaimed violinist Myles Thompson. Since forming as a duo in 2009, the father-son act has entertained audiences from coast-to-coast, performing high-energy instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of legendary artists such as Chet Atkins, Stéphane Grappelli, Chick Corea, Jackson Browne, and often times compared to Bela Fleck and Dixie Dreggs. Although influenced by the masters, their down-to-earth musical style is all their own -- a one-of-a-kind combination of improvisational ja... More in the full listing...

 

 
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Very Soulful
Sweet -N- Simple
Host Recommendations: 6
... in last 12 months: 6
Member since: 2014-02-03
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duane cliatt See Full Listing
Home: hendersonville, TN, US Genre: Country, Rock,Blues,Americana
Frequently Tours: Southeast, Midwest, East Coast Style: Mellow Up Beat
# of Members: 1 or 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, guitar Other Instruments: fiddle
 
With a voice described by critics as "nothing short of spectacular," Duane Cliatt is not your run-of-the-mill country artist. His music combines country and rock music in a way that most audiences have never heard before, and will not soon forget. Duane's vocal prowess is second to none, with a range capable of impressing the most critical of listeners. While his singing ability first captivates the audience's attention, it's Duane's skills as a performer that keeps them hooked and wanting more. Having toured and opened for artists such as Brett Michaels, the Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker, Michael Bolton, and Derek Trucks, Duane is a road-tested musician with a confidence and personali... More in the full listing...
 

 
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Identical Twins in Harmony
Host Recommendations: 6
... in last 12 months: 6
Member since: 2013-07-22
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Twin Kennedy See Full Listing
Home: Victoria, BC, CA Genre: Country, Folk, Roots
Frequently Tours: Canada, US Style: Upbeat Musical
# of Members: 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar & Fiddle Other Instruments: Bass Guitar,Mandolin,Harmonica
 
It’s like seeing double. Victoria BC’s TWIN KENNEDY (previously known as Carli and Julie Kennedy) have a musical bond that only identical twins can share. It is said the most beautiful vocal harmony is that of siblings, and nothing could be more accurate when experiencing the Kennedys.

With Carli on vocals and guitar and Julie on vocals, fiddle, bass guitar and mandolin, this energetic duo creates a sound that is truly their own: a fusion of country, folk, jazz and classical music. Both graduates of their Bachelors Degrees in Music Performance, the Kennedys’ impressive classical training is evident in their polished playing style.

Carli and Julie recently completed their “Classical to Coun... More in the full listing...

 

 

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