Sad countryish songs for/about/by birds
Amina Shareef Ali
Based in Oakland, California, Amina Shareef Ali performs songs of love and struggle, of pain and wonder, of loss and redemption. Lyrics by turns poignant and sardonic are set against a backdrop of American music both traditional and modern, from folk to punk to country to jazz to rock and roll.
Honky Tonk artist from Virginia now living in Portland. Alison does original material, as well as covers. Her songwriting tends to be raunchy, sassy and sad.
DADDY DAWG is a Country/Pop singer and Go Go Daddy wrapped up in one beefy package! Daddy Dawg sings horny sex- positive songs that are filled with all the sexy traditional Country tropes but with a cocksure man-on-man spin. His upbeat songs are a gritty combination of traditional Country, Pop and Rap.
A self-styled "outlaw cowboy," Orville Peck is a purposefully enigmatic performer whose music fuses elements of goth, shoegaze, and indie rock with grand-scale vocals and iconography that honors classic country music from the '50s and '60s.
"Her voice is like if Ani DiFranco met Jewel in the street and KICKED HER ASS" - drunk guy at show Julie Nolen cuts through the bullshit in a world full of it. Born in West Texas, Nolen has forged her own path without forgetting where she's from. An Americana-roots rock-country troubadour, she is known for her energetic and passionate performances. Now in Austin, Texas Nolen plays both solo and with the full band at the Saxon Pub, Lambert’s, Hole in the Wall and One2One Bar. She has also been regularly touring around Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Nolen’s highly anticipated album, “Songs of Dignity & Grit” was released on January 12, 2016. The most recent singles “Trouble Junkie”, “Texas” and “Piss and Vinegar” have been in regular rotation at community radio stations in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri and Florida. She is currently working on her sophomore album.
Hannah Lee Thompson
Some looney tunes for you goons
Mya Byrne is a published poet, actor, award-winning songwriter, and activist. Featured on official Spotify playlists, terrestrial radio, SingOut!, Advocate, New York Magazine, MSNBC, and NPR, other highlights include lecturing at colleges and performing at many folk festivals, Berkeley Rep, Z Space, San Francisco Trans March, and Folsom Street Fair, and opening for many of her heroes, including Levon Helm.
Multi-hyphenate creative & GBTQ+ men's coach. "His act is not only about good music, it is about being empowered to be your highest self." - Broadway World
M. Butterfly is from Brighton, UK. For the past decade he has traded in heartfelt songs about depression, masculinity, queerness (M is openly Bisexual), and protest. Taking influence from hardened legends such as Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch and John Prine, cult underground artists such as Vic Chesnutt, Low and Sparklehorse and literary giants such as Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Yukio Mishima and Leonard Cohen, M crafts songs that are highly lyrical and poetic, whilst holding on to a sparse sense of tradition. Live performances are often met with a silent and attentive audience, allowing M’s strong lyrics to fill the room. M plays regularly in Brighton, and has had the good fortune of supporting Phoebe Bridgers, Nadia Reid, Jess Williamson and Brighton contemporaries Squid. M has released 4 albums, recorded to tape on a 4-track, usually at home or in the home of a producer, giving his albums a raw, lo-fi sound that is as intimate as it is vulnerable. He has also self published a book of poetry.
We are a friendship punk band from Nashville,Tn ! Our debut record “Have You Ever? I’ve Always” produced by Jake Ingalls of The Flaming Lips and Spaceface, is out Now!
In 2020, Atkins made history with the first country hit in the UK and Europe to feature overtly gay lyrics. ‘Freedom’ was playlisted by hundreds of major country radio and pop stations. His debut album - Truth Be Told - shot to #1 on the country download charts in both the UK and New Zealand and built on the success of the album's preceding singles, which racked up four #1 chartings, thirteen Top-5s, and a further seven Top-10s across the UK, Canada and New Zealand.