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Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and scholar based in Providence, RI. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. He is a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize. Although he is proficient in multiple performance styles, he specializes in the music of Black and indigenous communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of Ithaca, New York. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work.
Sadie Gustafson-Zook is a versatile singer, intricate guitar player, and contagious songwriter. Her pure voice and hummable melodies balance with witty lyrics to create charmingly honest and relatable music. Oregon-born, Indiana-grown and Boston-nurtured, Sadie has brought her lovable stories and songs to audiences across the country, in homes, churches, and renowned folk venues and festivals across the country, including Club Passim, The Purple Fiddle, Radio Bean, Walnut Valley Festival, Red Wing Roots, and more. Sadie is a Kerrville New Folk finalist, has been featured on the Folk Alley and the Basic Folk podcast, and holds a master’s degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. In spring of 2022, Sadie will be releasing her second full-length original album, “Sin of Certainty.”
Rabbi Sandra Lawson
Sandra Lawson is an innovative rabbi, musician, songwriter, and activist. She writes Jewish music influenced by the Country and Americana music she grew up listening to as a kid.
Hen in the Foxhouse
Hen in the Foxhouse is the alt country project of Elena Krell, queer nonbinary Latinx witch and circus artist based in the Hudson Valley of New York.
With a sound that merges Pop-infused melodies, Country storytelling, and soulful vocals, Chris Housman’s music showcases an authenticity only made possible by his eclectic musical tastes and Kansas farm upbringing. Also a multi-instrumentalist and world-class musical whistler, Chris seeks to use his array of talents to bridge the gap between commercial Pop-Country music and a modern, inclusive, queer world.
A son of country music royalty, a teenaged Baptist preacher turned addict and actor, Payne sings about fathers and sons, faith and addiction, recovery and renewal with devastating clarity. His character-rich collection harks back to a way of telling stories in song that revealed kept secrets and promised mystery. Over his years, Payne has felt the terrible power secrets can hold and learned the transformative value of releasing them. Finally, he’s in a place where he can harness that power to create transcendent work.
Autumn Sky Hall
Tyler Hughes is an old time and country musician, square dance caller, and educator from the Central Appalachians. Based in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Hughes is no stranger to the roots of old time, bluegrass, and country music that thrives in the southern highlands.
Girls on Grass
Twangy punks with anti-capitalist edge. Barbara also plays guitar with Karen & the Sorrows.
Fog Holler is a fast-growing sensation in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music, born from an intense love of early country and traditional American music shared by Casey Holmberg, Tommy Schulz, and Noa. Discovered playing on the streets by Grammy award-winning artist Laurie Lewis, their innovative sound and energetic punk rock spirit has enthralled audiences across the world. The group’s original music synthesizes sincere, poignant writing with the austere, spiritual vocal stylings and harmonies of brother duos like the Stanley Brothers and the Blue Sky Boys. Fog Holler has toured in the U.S, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and Switzerland and has shared stages with acts like Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Jerry Douglas & The Earls of Leicester, The Po’ Ramblin Boys, The Watkins Family Hour, and The Del McCoury Band.
catherine the great
catherine the great writes good sad folk songs. some of them have won some contests people care about (1st place Chris Austin Merlefest Songwriting Contest, 4th place Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase). she would love to see a picture of your dog.
We are a married, lesbian couple who have just released our newest single, "Fists." We recorded it with Ryan Hadlock (Brandi Carlile) at Bearcreek Studio, Seattle.
We’re an upbeat, whimsical, queer Americana girl band. Take the quirky nerdery of They Might Be Giants, the old school country twang of Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, the rock attitude of Violent Femmes; shake well, add a kazoo, and you’ve got Polythene Pam.
Rebecca Porter is a Virginia based singer-songwriter who continues to forge her way in the realm of country and American. With songs that showcase her commanding voice, as well as her distinctive storytelling, Porter's brand of country music is heartfelt and honest.
Hailed for his angelic, inviting presence, Robert Adam is known for breaking barriers between generations. Born and raised in the small town of Bonnyville, Alberta, Robert Adam now calls Calgary home. As a heavy duty mechanic by day and a heavy duty vocalist by night, one thing is guaranteed, Robert is the most gritty, pretty cowboy you’ve seen. Sporting western Canada’s iconic white stetson and illuminated in rodeo crystal, Robert Adam crafts records with a reverent respect for traditional country music, while infusing an accessible, modern tone. “Let’s Do This Again” will be his first release since 2017, bringing with it brand new visuals and production, inviting the listener to the multi dimensional world Robert Adam has created for his fanbase.
Carly Thomas is an award winning singer songwriter, a hopeless romantic, and an artist on a never ending journey of discovery and inspiration. With no set roots (Thomas grew up in places such as Thailand, Argentina, France, and Canada), she writes with a unique perspective and pulls from a diverse well of musical inspiration. From her indie rock roots to her sweet Americana inspired ballads, Thomas' new record Behind The Ficus is both a confession and encouragement to listeners to face and reveal their own truth.
Hannah Lee Thompson
Some looney tunes for you goons
"Country music may not be known for being inclusive to LGBTQ artists, but rising musician Brandon Stansell is redefining the genre one soulful song at a time, “ says Billboard. His is a bold new voice in the genre, as comfortable making you tap your foot as shed a tear - a singer songwriter with something to say, and a voice to remember.
Adeem The Artist
Adeem Bingham is a seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar Artist. Whether opining on the disparity of “hooch” and “booch” in the collision of generations or straddling the duality of being a “blue collar boy” who is a “complicated dame,” Adeem excavates unwonted stories of the forgotten south.
Wild Rose Robinson
Carrie Robinson is a writer, editor and plant lover. She live in Calgary, Treaty 7 Territory with her cat, Philip. Carrie enjoys the great outdoors, tubs on cold nights, and beers on warm days. Music saved her life, and she loves sharing her own offerings with the world!
Acoustic Music with Attitude! Celine’s music blends Country and Americana influences into her unique acoustic style, with inspiration coming from her parents record collections!
Autistic, Disabled and Fierce! I maybe autist with Cerebral Palsy, might have a few adaptations to my instruments, but uniquely, I am devoted to change perceptions, eliminate stigma, promote equality and a broader audience for our community.
Sarcastic folk/rock. Anagrams of tacos.
Singer/Songwriter. Artist. Radio Host. Podcaster. Marketing Guru. Student. Investigator. Cat Mom. Truth Seeker. Loud & Proud LGBTQ & Teller of Bad jokes.
The Kentucky Gentlemen
At first glance, you may think you’re seeing double. After taking a closer look, you’ll realize that you’re staring at twin brothers who bare their soul every time they hit the stage. CMT has raved, “For nearly the past decade, Derek’s twanging baritone and Brandon’s timeless Southern soul tenor have wowed audiences...that established trend continues.” Their sound was born and bred in the hills of their Versailles, KY hometown. Brandon and Derek didn't always have music pegged as their future. However, after deciding to attend college in separate states they realized they weren't happy and started considering their next move. Both knew they wanted to pursue music, so they decided to do it together and soon found themselves packing up their teenaged bedrooms and with their parent's help moving to Nashville, TN. These two are known for their positive and high-energy personalities and talents. Music and fan connection are of the utmost importance to them and you can both see and hear it in their interactions with their listeners. The young men have been galloping uphill and it looks as if nothing can keep The Kentucky Gentlemen from chasing the sun.