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Songs that stand out
Host Recommendations: 53
... in last 12 months: 32
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
Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. In the late 90'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 7 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) and 'The Nightwatchers' (2015). All have received outstanding re...

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Harmonic Alternative Folk
A Strange Thing
Host Recommendations: 36
... 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

"2014 will be my 50th year in the music business. I rarely get excited by new music that I hear, but Flagship Romance is a whole new ballgame. Dynamic and engaging stage presence, wonderful wide ranging harmonies, well written songs and musicianship make Flagship Romance a very entertaining act."- Larry Mangum | Singer/Songwriter

Flagship Romance consists of recently-engaged lovers & singers-songwriters Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored...

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Honest, Relatable, Melodic
Host Recommendations: 29
... in last 12 months: 19
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,...


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inspiring, soothing, entertaining
Life Goes On
Host Recommendations: 15
... in last 12 months: 15
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 2.4 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 behin...


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The One That Got Away
Host Recommendations: 15
... in last 12 months: 10
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...

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Innovative, Folk/Jazz, engaging
Host Recommendations: 20
... in last 12 months: 9
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...


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Extraordinary Singer Songwriter
Go Round
Host Recommendations: 19
... in last 12 months: 8
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...

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Host Recommendations: 18
... in last 12 months: 8
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:

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...


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Folk Acoustic Americana
Anna Marie
Host Recommendations: 10
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2013-09-16
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Nikki Talley See Full Listing
Home: Brevard, NC, US Genre: Folk/Americana
Frequently Tours: Southeast, Northeast Style: Varied
# of Members: 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: Banjo
Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 180+ shows in over 20 states states throughout the country touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, which they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Raised in Ruffin, North Carolina and hailing from Asheville, it’s only fitting that Nikki’s music is as eclectic as the state that boasts the moun...


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Harmony-Driven, Modern Folk
Julie, I'm Alive
Host Recommendations: 8
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2013-02-14
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Quiles & Cloud See Full Listing
Home: Emeryville, CA, US Genre: Americana, Folk
Frequently Tours: Yes Style: Varied , Dynamic
# of Members: 2 Content: Broad range of storytelling
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, and 2 guitars. Other Instruments: Upright Bass, Mandolin, Fiddle
Modern troubadours with a timeless blend that beckons to be heard in the truest sense. Both graceful and honest; music that reflects upon the vast and uncharted landscape of existence with heart and humble sensitivity.

Maria Quiles and Rory Cloud have performed their unique blend of acoustic roots music in concert halls, art spaces and living rooms all over the US. Currently touring in support of their sophomore release, "Seminole Star" with a third album on the horizon in the Fall of 2015.

More info about our recorded music...

2012 "Long Time Coming" - produced by Grammy winning engineer Steve Horowitz and features 8 songs performed live in studio over 2 days.

2014 "Seminole S...


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heartfelt acoustic duo
Fair Weather
Host Recommendations: 17
... in last 12 months: 7
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...


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Infectious soul songs/sweet harmony
Tumbleweed and Tonic
Host Recommendations: 20
... in last 12 months: 7
Member since: 2012-01-12
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Genna & Jesse See Full Listing
Home: Richmond, CA, US Genre: indie folk soul
Frequently Tours: California, East Coast, Midwest Style: Varied
# of Members: 2 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar Other Instruments: Piano
Genna and Jesse are duo alchemy at its finest. Sweet and savory, raspy and smooth, together they create a unique vocal sound, and then they complement that blend with Jesse’s prowess at the piano and guitar. Whether they sing their own songs, or the well-chosen songs of their peers, audiences are along for the ride in an intimate and inclusive show.

Their live performances are gentle and inviting – yet powerful – due in part to solid stagecraft and a comfort level with their music and with each other. Another big factor in their shows is Genna’s subtle phrasing and exceptional interpretation. She delivers songs as gifts to an audience. The stunning harmonies that Genna and Jesse weave are the fin...


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Joyous Infectious Chemistry
Dawning of A New Day
Host Recommendations: 6
... in last 12 months: 6
Member since: 2014-06-10
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Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen See Full Listing
Home: Santa Cruz, CA, US Genre: Folk-Roots with diverse influences, literate, poetic lyrics, orchestral guitar style and emotive, infectious violin melodies
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 Other Instruments: harmonica, viola, toe tapping
With exuberance, sweet harmonies, soundtrack ready violin and guitar lines, and stories of irony and triumph, hope and humor, delighted audience members speak of "falling in love" with music all over again.

Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting while citizens of different countries and fueled by rare musical chemistry, songwriters Dan Frechette, guitar/vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals, prove that musical magic is not only possible, but “a match made in heaven” (Monterey Herald).

Since the alternative Folk-Roots duo came together in early 2013 they have circumnavigated North America, releasing two albums of their diverse and uplifting material and performing over 200 concerts ran...


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Cascadian Indie Roots
The Tattoo That Loved Her Anyway
Host Recommendations: 6
... in last 12 months: 6
Member since: 2013-01-29
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West My Friend See Full Listing
Home: Victoria, BC, CA Genre: Indie-Roots, Folk, Pop, Singer-Songwriter
Frequently Tours: Canada, US, Europe Style: Varied Quirky
# of Members: 3 or more Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G
Main Instrument: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin Other Instruments: Accordion, Double Bass, Flute
Since West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009, they’ve emerged as a unique voice in the city’s music scene. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, their acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. Songs are created through a collaborative process: well-crafted and clever lyrics, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines, and richly textured accordion combine as every member brings forward their own ideas and experiences. The wealth of musical experience and classical training in the group creates an interesting backdrop for their songwriting, allowi...

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Singer, Songwriter, Pianist
Love Won't Let You Down
Host Recommendations: 16
... in last 12 months: 6
Member since: 2012-07-24
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Allie Farris See Full Listing
Home: Nashville, TN, US Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Rock, Soul
Frequently Tours: Texas, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest Style: Varied
# of Members: 1 Content: Mainstream
Sound Equipment: Available if needed Rating: G - PG
Main Instrument: Vocals, Piano Other Instruments: none
Dallas-native Allie Farris (age 23) moved to Nashville in January 2011 to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time singer/songwriter and pianist. Over three years later, she’s well on her way to turning that dream into reality, one tour, one show, one contest at a time.

Since living in Nashville, she’s recorded and released two EPs and is currently in post-production on a third project, her first full-length album. 2011’s EP “You Make Me Smile” was recorded with Nashville’s Rachel Loy, and features songs that she had written primarily during her brief stay at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2010. After a spurt of new writing in 2012, she spent much of her non-touring tim...


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