Guitarist Tomas Rodriguez has been praised as “playing guitar with a passionate originality, with an individual touch, drawing from the musical heart of the Latin world.” The folk and classical traditions of Spain and South America are richly evident in Rodriguez’ playing, but he transmutes them into a sound clearly, fervently his own. His original compositions and his collaborations with leading musicians in New York City’s world music scene create an engaging groove, touching harmonies and mesmerizing exploration of the guitar’s rich background in the music of the Americas, Europe and Africa…
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories could almost make you believe in fate.
With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band…
Arthur Lee Land is a vibrant performer, songwriter, recording artist, bandleader, live-looper, producer and educator. Based out of Lyons Colorado, Arthur renders a modern eclectic fusion of electrified americana and acoustic driven roots rock. Arthur’s known for his joy filled innovative live performances as a solo artist employing the Art of Live-Looping and with the Arthur Lee Land TRIO. You will also find him in high demand performing with established Colorado Artists blending his stellar guitar work and singing into their sound, including Great American Taxi…
From hit songs to commercial jingles, heartful and catchy song writing is at the core of Steve Eaton music. He has written songs for Art Garfunkel, The Carpenters, The Righteous Brothers, Glen Campbell and Anne Murray. Steve’s been a recording artist at Capitol and RCA records and performed with Carol King. In 2017 he received the Idaho Governor’s Award for artistic contribution.
Steve is an Idaho gem and a favorite at music scenes across the state.
LeRoy Bell is an American singer and songwriter. He and his friend Casey James played in Special Blend, and then went on to form their own duo Bell and James, also composing songs that were hits for other artists most notably two charting hit singles for Elton John. Later Bell became a member of the trio Only Friends. In 2011, Bell applied for the American The X Factor and was chosen for the Final 16 and went on to the live shows being mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. He was eliminated after the fifth live show finishing 8th overall in the inaugural season of the American The X Factor when he was in bottom three with Marcus Canty and Lakoda Rayne
LeRoy Bell will have you rocking out before you know it to many of his own songs. Bell also has written songs for any artists including two that were recorded by Elton John, the first being “Mama Can’t Buy You Love” and the other “Are You Ready for Love”
LeRoy Bell has several albums to his name, including his debut solo EP “Spending Time” (on his own label Martez Music Group) followed by “Two Sides to Every Story” in 2006, “A Change Is Coming” in 2008 and “Traces” in 2010.
Olivia Millerschin captivates audiences with her celestial voice, wrapping them in a gossamer blend of vintage folk and modern pop. A 23 year-old singer-songwriter from Detroit, Millerschin has composed and released two full-length albums. Her latest record, Look Both Ways, was nominated for a 2018 Independent Music Award in the category of Best Adult Contemporary Album. Millerschin has won two John Lennon Songwriting Awards and the Great American Song Contest, was a quarter finalist on America’s Got Talent, and is featured alongside musical greats Tony Bennett and Ingrid Michaelson on Republic Records soundtrack to Mitch Albom’s latest novel. Self-described as “top end of mediocre, low-end of fabulous," Olivia plays ukulele, piano, and guitar in addition to singing and songwriting.
DAN COSTELLO AND JEREMIAH JAMES are a music duo based in Boise Idaho with a entertaining show featuring both their individual talents and their unique blend of two contrasting musical backgrounds and songwriting approaches.
Dan Costello brings a broad, studied guitar foundation and soulful vocals into songs he writes that are steeped in folk, rock, pop and jazz genres.
Jeremiah James known for his recent songs and stagecraft bring a more socially incisive awareness and wit, with a sparse, old-time country style of guitar as accompaniment.
Their duo show is not to be missed, full of heart-hammering love songs, big belly-laugh humor, and an onstage chemistry both musically and personally that has to be experienced.
“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”
– The Indie Blender, Canada
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