Philly-based musician Jared Feinman’s blues-tinged jazz and misty-eyed pop have won fans in both intimate rooms and festival crowds satisfying close listeners and vibe seekers alike. “I like being able to create something out of nothing––out of thin air,” Jared says. “As a songwriter, I only have a small amount of time to get the story across, but one can do so much, just with a few words.”
Soul Zimon & His Kozmic Combinations with the roots in blues, folk, rock and soul is a band from the northern and forested parts of Sweden consisting of, Soul Zimon (voice/rhythm guitar) and his brother – Adam Heij Isaksson who make the very foundation of SZ&HKC and not to forget musician Jörgen Nyberg. Growing up influenced by the surrounding atmospheres and root music, you almost feel your stepping into that painted, regardless of color scales, world guided by the powerful and soulful voice of Soul Zimon.
A walking dichotomy of genres and styles, West has found himself accepted by music fans from all walks of life with the tongue in cheek slogan of Not Country Enough. Not Blues Enough. Not Folk Enough. Too Heavy, capturing the essence of his music and live shows. His grounded storytelling and existential lyricism combined with the driving rhythms of his guitar have helped Mike build a reputation as an honest and raw musician who can captivate crowds wherever he plays.
Lisa discovered her voice singing at her grandmother’s Baptist church in East St. Louis, but she got her soul from the heartbreak of losing herself in a man. Summoning the legends that inspired her like Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, and Janis Joplin, Lisa began writing songs that lead to a complete exorcism of the relationship demons that had plagued her life
Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit is an American Rock n’ Roll band from Austin, TX. Influenced by blues, soul, roots, rock and reggae- the music grounds itself in groove, tenacity and feel. Sam’s voice and guitar playing are the signatures of the sound. His booming baritone and soulful growl give the music a robust edge; while his heavy, swinging guitar has been described as “a marriage between Peter Green, early Clapton, and early Hendrix.”
Ina Forsman is an award-winning Finnish singer and songwriter based in Helsinki. With a powerful, expressive contralto, she writes and performs songs that intersect blues, jazz, gospel, and R&B. Her phrasing crisscrosses terrain that encompasses the influences of Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday
Singer-songwriter Robert Connely Farr (2019 Maple Blues Awards nominee for Songwriter & New Artist of the Year) grew up in the small southern town of Bolton, Mississippi, home of Charley Patton & The Mississippi Sheiks. He currently resides in Vancouver, BC. When he’s in Mississippi, he can be found at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia with his friend & mentor Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.
Jacob Vanko was born and raised in the Anthracite Coal Region of the Northeast. The early seeds of traditional blues, folk, country and bluegrass have collided with the bold sounds of grunge and rock influences forging a poetic, americana songwriter with a furious live stage presence.
The Last Humanist team up with friends to create raw instrumental funk music. Groove-based funky instrumentals accompanied with pessimistic vocal samples taken from movies consist the debut album of The Last Humanist.
A Texas blues man’s journey to New York leads him back to his roots. The night before Andy Seagrave moved to New York, he was 20 years old and playing blues guitar in a south Texas club. A friend asked, “You ready for the concrete jungle?” 18 years, a recession, 2 layoffs and a pandemic later, Andy’s releasing his debut album: The Jungle.
Peter J Lehman is a Texas born, Alaska raised, Missouri transplant who has traveled all over the country as a professional welder since the age of 20, absorbing the experiences, encounters and sub-cultures along the way.He continues to listen, read and observe the world around him with open eyes and write; his style is influenced by many forms of music including but not limited to folk, Americana, blues, rock and soul.
Powered by influences from the likes of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Jace Everett, Chris Isaak and Blues Saraceno, Christian explores the world of dark country and its origins in the blues.
Tiny Legs Tim is a finger-picking virtuoso and talented slide guitarist with an instantly recognizable voice. He’s also a fine lyricist and a gifted songwriter with a strong feel for melody and clarity resulting into an ever-growing collection of personal compositions based on his eclectic love of blues and roots music.
Othman Wahabi is a Moroccan Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and music producer who has carved his own niche in the blues genre. He is best known for his slide guitar work, versatile vocals and eclectic records that are a mix of blues, rock, roots, jazz, folk, experimental and ethnic fusion.
Solo artist and bandleader, Chris Bell is a highly compelling singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and teacher with roots planted in the fertile soil of American roots music. Without compromising authenticity and soulful integrity handed down from his North Carolina Mom and New York City Dad, he draws equal measures from traditional and contemporary Blues, Country and Rock