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Brittany Howard
“Stay High”
From the album Jaime

As the Alabama Shakes frontwoman/guitarist, Brittany Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures and has won four Grammys. For her solo debut, Jaime, Howard boldly decided to explore new directions, with diverse instrumentation and arrangements, and intimate, revelatory lyrics.

The O’My’s

Comprised of two gifted musicians (Maceo Vidal-Haymes and Nick Hennessey), The O’My’s channel their experiences and perspective into gritty, polished music that grabs listeners with their sound, and holds them with their content.

Shaun Murphy
“Reason to Try”
From the album Reason to Try
Vision Walls

Since leaving Little Feat, Shaun’s journey took her from Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Bruce
Hornsby and Moody Blues on to many solo releases and a recording at Motown called Stoney & Meatloaf. Shaun Murphy is a three-time Grammy nominee, and winner of Bluesblast Music Awards for Female Blues Artist of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year.

Love Mischief
“Make It Last”
From the EP Curiosity Killed the Cat

Making waves in the NorCal jamband scene, Love Mischief is known for genre-bending performances and free-wheeling improvisation. Led by Berklee grad Brian Curtin, Love Mischief embraces a deep respect for the musical wisdom of the iconic jambands and brings a modern edge to a timeless sound.

Liz Vice
“Refugee King”

Liz Vice is a storyteller at heart—a Portland native with a Brooklyn, N.Y. life. Liz Vice’s sound is a fusion of gospel and R&B, with dynamic and soulful vocals and lyrics, deeply rooted in spirituality, that give her work a timeless feel.

Ghost Town Blues Band
“Givin’ It All Away” (Live)
From the album Backstage Pass (2017) & Shine (2019)

Ghost Town Blues Band from Memphis, Tenn., has headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival Blues Stage in Canada and the Grolsch Blues Festival in Germany, and has even performed at B.B. King’s funeral. They’ve been a direct support act for Robert Randolph, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Steve Miller Band and many more.

Kate Usher & the Sturdy Souls
“Shades of Blue”

Kate Usher & the Sturdy Souls are a soul-pop-rock band from Montauk, N.Y., led by lead singer Kate Usher and multi-instrumentalist, Kevin Angiulo. A lovable acoustic duo that leads into a high-energy full band show, the group’s performances have been compared to a mix of John Mayer and Norah Jones.

Zu Zu Ya Ya
“The Struggle”

Zu Zu Ya Ya spins a rapturous soul/funk/psychedelic sound that barrages the senses. This 14-piece band from Louisville, Ky., is the cult you secretly long to join. Their dynamic live performance will take your soul for a long walk on the beach. The 2019 debut includes the hit single “The Struggle.”

Wood and Steel
“Ugly McEarly”

Wood and Steel is an energetic, funk-rock, five-headed booty-shaker based out of Savannah, Ga., consisting of Erica Franklin on lead vocals and guitar, Wade Holmes on lead guitar and vocals, Ben Smith on keys, Josh Harrica on bass and Drew Corontzes on drums.

“Not Afraid”
Club Germ

Breaklite, branded the #stonerpunksfromhell, are a group of South Jersey punks who formed a band, built their own recording studio and turned it into their own music venue known as Club Germ. The chaotic energy at their live shows is contagious. Be sure to check out their latest single “Not Afraid.”

Gathering Time
“Rain & Snow”
From the album When One Door Closes…

Imagine, if you will, Crosby, Stills… & MARY! Gathering Time channels the spirit of ‘60s folk-rock in stunning 3-part harmony, with a bit of the Byrds and a jot of Joni. Veteran live performers who appeal to folk and non-folk fans alike, GT swept the folk radio chart in March, 2016, as their original CD Keepsake took the No.1 album, No.1 song and No.1 artist slots.

Thomas Busk
“Glad It Worked Out”
From the EP Glad It Worked Out

A graduate of Berklee College of Music and a career that has brought him to the four corners of the globe, Thomas Busk has released the EP Glad It Worked Out to share his talents with a wider audience. Although versed in many styles, the selections on Glad It Worked Out focus on folk and rock styles.

Editor’s Pick: Hiss Golden Messenger
“I Need a Teacher”
From the album Terms of Surrender
Merge Records

Hiss Golden Messenger’s music is at once familiar, yet impossible to categorize: the steady, churning acoustic guitar and mandolin, the gospel emotion, the eerie steel guitar tracings, the bobbing and weaving organ and electric piano… There’s nothing else quite like it.

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Nefesh Mountain
“The Narrow Bridge”
From the album Beneath The Open Sky

Nefesh Mountain is the place where American bluegrass and roots music meet Jewish heritage and tradition. The result of this beautifully unexpected mix is staggering: complete string virtuosity, through composed arrangements and songs of the heart, celebrating diversity and oneness for our world today.

Lines In The Sky

Lines In The Sky’s “Thalassophobia” exemplifies the band’s ongoing genre-blending appeal beyond stylistic and demographic limits. The Nashville-based band continues to release “a breathtaking brand of blissful, richly melodic progressive rock that is as expansive and impressionistic as their name.”

“Swirl Elixir”

FlowPoetry is the originator of Lyrical Jam Poetry. These are socially conscious poems and stories woven together, reflecting themes of the music festival experience. Previously, frontman Adam Gregory Pergament played catcher for a Big Ten University baseball team and spent six years backpacking in Asia and India.

“Hold Up”

Athenian rockers Whereswilder bring a soulful new track from their upcoming new record. “Hold Up” was recorded in a place where many near cult-like status Greek folk hits were produced during the early ‘80s. The track’s smooth yet slick feel is just a taste of what the whole album’s vibe is.
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Arbor Creek
“Hammel Woods”
From the album Arbor Creek

Arbor Creek is a five-piece progressive psychedelic blues rock band from Joliet, Ill. They are a fresh and young band with a sound that takes many forms and calls upon many influences, from the Chicago blues to English folk music. They put on a thrilling and powerful live performance.

Electric Kif
From the album Jefe
Kif Records

Electric Kif are a Miami-based power quartet that explore the boundaries between rock, jazz fusion and electronic drum and bass. They are a dynamic mash of hard hitting groove, high octane riffs and cosmic melody. Their new album, Jefe, marks an evolution and sweetening of the band’s unique chemistry.

A Band In Ship
From the album The Ark

A Band In Ship is an alt-rock quartet from Long Island. After locking in their line up in 2016, they began working on their first LP, The Ark. Their eclectic influences form a unique style, which allows the band to improvise live and take the audience on a new journey each show. Catch them throughout New York this Fall and Winter!

Heart of Pine
From the album Highly Flammable

Delivering lyrically rich and rhythmically infectious songs, Heart of Pine’s debut album, Highly Flammable is a great introduction to their take on Americana. With deep roots in soul, blues, southern and psychedelic rock, Heart of Pine is the must-have in your playlist.

Jacks River Band
“All The Booties”

Part-time string fiddlers, part-time gerbil wranglers, Jacks River Band is the best band you probably haven’t heard of. They are known for their driving blues-rock style and extended improvised jams and they always perform with an insatiable, “get your daddy pregnant” funkadelic energy.

Shady Mayor

Shady Mayor is a five-piece, jazz and blues influenced, rock group based out of Indianapolis, Ind. Members include Matthew Hoagland (vocals/guitar), Paul Uhrina (drums), Javier Perez (saxophone), Kyle “Catfish” McCoy (bass) and Andy Greenwell (keyboard/vocals).

Kala and The Lost Tribe
“Here and Now”
From the EP The Art of Balance

Kala and The Lost Tribe is a Brooklyn based hip-hop/jazz fusion band led by multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, poet, MC and educator, Arianna “Kala” Brame. Carrying the torch of live hip-hop legacy, Brame’s musicianship and lyricism—and perhaps even mysticism—land on equal footing.

The Lemon Flyers
From the EP Find a Way

The Lemon Flyers are three brothers and one other dude who produce rock and roll music. They use meandering bass lines, four-part harmonies, and good ol’ fashioned electric guitar to remind us that things don’t always go the way you want them to, but you can find a way through anyway. Results may vary.

Zoo Culture

Zoo Culture is an indie rock group from Birmingham, Ala. that gained local traction from the release of their debut EP, Moonflower in June of 2019. The band had the time of their lives writing and recording their single, “Sundress.” They are currently in the process of writing their second record.