Tarantulas blues band formed in 2015 in Orlando, Florida, inspired by the original raw blues styles of early blues artists Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, as well as later artists RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and T Model Ford.
Marc Blackwell is a singer-songwriter-producer in Arizona, USA. He writes and produces in many genres and styles, but bluesy-gritty-Americana-rock is a favorite. Every album or EP ends up with several in this genre, all co-written with Dean Brantley Taylor.
Chad’s debut EP, The Iceman Strummeth, has been written about in Rolling Stone, and tells pun-driven tales of heartache and the complexity of human relationships. The Iceman Strummeth was produced by the inimitable Skyway Man and features vocals by Anna Nalick (“Breathe (2 AM)”).
Scott Nolan is an acclaimed Folk/Roots songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and poet from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One territory. He has released 8 albums since 2005. He is known for his evocative, intimate performances and engaging, often humorous, between song patter.
Albana Bilalli is an Albanian soul, R&B, funk & jazz singer / songwriter and music composer. Lately, she has embarked on the recording process for her highly anticipated new album, “Dancing Moon.” This album promises to be a captivating musical journey, filled with enchanting melodies and heartfelt lyrics.
Alex Henley is a dynamic blues/soul musician known for electrifying performances and soulful sound. Alex delivers a high-energy blend of classic blues and modern soul, creating a sound that is both nostalgic and contemporary. With a repertoire that ranges from sultry ballads to funky grooves, he always delivers a soulful and authentic experience for audiences of all ages.
Leon Laudenbach is a singer songwriter from St. Cloud Minnesota who has been performing his original compositions for the past 30 years, on stages throughout the upper Midwest. He spent his youth growing up on a farm bordering the Mississippi River. Being immersed in music and the river as a backdrop led to serious daydreaming, that proved to be the resource for the hundreds of songs he wrote.
Anyone who knows Tanya Winch knows these things about her: she’s a native Wisconsinite, her hugs are monumental, and music is in her soul. Tanya has called Austin home for 15 years now. She still writes songs and plays guitar every day. She still teaches private voice, guitar, piano, and songwriting to students of all ages. She still believes that playing music with others can lift your heart and bring you connection and joy.
My inspiration came from where music first took root for me: Guy Clark, Townes, Steve Earle, and Rodney Crowell, the great Texans.” He also drew inspiration from his own life and all its ups and downs. Redbreast Wilson asks meaningful questions about life that take shape in his lyrics.
Mathew is a songwriter and musician from the American Midwest known for his artful guitar work and discerning lyrics. He writes about people and cultures, cutting through to reveal the hard truths at the core. His voice is unique, the music creative, featuring progressive harmonies and unexpected rhythms, all rendered with world class production
Carrie Marshall, an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and former classically trained pianist, has established herself as a versatile and captivating presence in the music world. Her artistic journey weaves through a tapestry of genres, including pop, singer/songwriter, jazz, blues, gospel, and country, with engaging stage presence and a connection with the audience which makes each performance intimate and memorable.
Jazz-pop singer/songwriter Halie Loren, hailing from Alaska and Oregon, is driven by a passion for authentic story-telling through music. Her award-winning original songs and ten albums to-date have topped international charts, and her multi-lingual performances have delighted audiences and garnered dedicated fans around the world for over a decade.
Amleto Barboni is a distinguished Brazilian musician, producer, composer and arranger. As a producer, he collaborated with many prominent Brazilian and international artists, hosting renowned musicians in his studio, including Charlie Musselwhite, Lurrie Bell, Howard Levy, Gary Smith, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Rj Mischo, Steve Guyger, among many others.
Bluesdad is a singer-songwriter immersed in Americana music—blues, folk, gospel, and country. He’s studied the finger-pickin’ styles of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Big Bill Broonzy. He also includes Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and John Lee Hooker among his influences. In a perfect world, he wishes he could be seen as a gospel blues version of Mose Allison.
Herr Schoen is difficult to put into a musical box. From bluesy tracks to alternative rock to reduced songwriter songs: he simply does what’s floating around in his head. He is currently working on two more albums that will be very contrasting. In 2024 there will be both a fiery rock album and a collection of acoustic songs stripped to the bone.