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Nashville based Americana artist Melissa Greener is a singer, songwriter and guitarist of the highest order. Her songs summon their truth from mountain ranges, holy places, deserts, oceans and forests, or the lonely stretch of blacktop from Detroit to Austin. Impressive vocal chops wrap quirkily crafted narrative that “paints superb portraits of the human condition" (Maverick Music Magazine -UK). “Words for Greener are pigments”, finely placed and skipped like stones across the surface of the deep-pocket groove of her raucous electric tremelo guitar.
O'Brien with Rich Moore
Mollie O’Brien sings. Does she ever. Jazz, R&B, blues, gospel, southern mountain traditional — you name it. And she approaches each with an ease that makes you think she was steeped in the style since the first time a note left her throat.
Rich Moore is well-known and well-loved in Colorado's acoustic music family and has lived and performed there for over 25 years. He made his reputation early on as bassist and guitarist with The Solid Senders, and in recent years with Pete Wernick's Live Five, Celeste Krenz, and with ensembles fronted by his wife, Mollie O'Brien.
Welcome back to FolkHouse Andrew, it's been 15 years!
Andrew McKnight's musical journey has traced nearly a million miles of blue highways, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and seven recordings. Andrew’s powerful and entertaining show is like one man theatre, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. His finely crafted songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. While his skillful guitar work provides a tasteful foundation, the touches of native American cedar flute, resonator guitar, djembe (African hand drum) and even mandolin add delightful and mesmerizing embellishments to the show. He has performed at many prestigious venues like the Kennedy Center, the International Storytelling Center and the Atlanta Olympics, has been part of the Rocky Mountain, South Florida, Boston and Delmarva Folk Festival lineups, and a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows.
HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women – Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising’s roots run deep – from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, creating a sound that is both familiar and impossible to categorize.
Ronny Cox’s music is eclectic, a woven tapestry of songs and stories with an over-all arc that eventually comes together and tells something about “the human condition”. Scores of fans and promoters will attest that attending one of his performances is one of the greatest evenings to experience. With the gift of a consummate storyteller, he shares funny, sad and tender moments. His loyal band of listeners are blessed, if only for a while, to spend time with a truly remarkable man. Enhancing these great stories is the music provided by Ronny and his band of world-class, virtuoso musicians.
Kevin Danzig writes and performs modern folk and acoustic rock tunes as well as selected cover songs, accompanied by acoustic guitar, ukulele and harmonica. He plays tambourine and Porchboard Bass with his foot. Originality is Danzig's hallmark; Kevin's lyrics are invariably intelligent, the instrumental arrangements are in perfect sync and skillfully executed.
"Kevin Danzig still leads the nomadic troubadour’s life where stories are indelibly etched within a blink of an eye. Danzig impresses with intriguing songwriting atmospheric vocals and diversely textured arrangements. Danzig has a knack for crafting memorable, tuneful compositions that stretch across a gamut of emotions.” -- Dan Willging, OffBEAT Magazine
& Myles Thompson
Tim and Myles Thompson have been inspiring audiences throughout the country. With recent performances that include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Walnut Valley Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival, and the Chet Atkins Festival, they have polished their craft to a fine luster. The duo has opened for Spyro Gyra, Don Williams, Mountain Heart, Richard Elliot, and will be doing 2016 tour dates with Wynonna and the Big Noise.
“Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature...End to end the songwriting is brilliant...Pierce Pettis albums are events in my listening. His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm..." -Sing Out!
"...all Pettis has to offer is his earnest best, a tender heart, packaged in one three-and-a-half minute song after another." -Jason Killingsworth, Paste Magazine
Billboard Magazine called Brad Colerick "one of a baker's dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world." He has turned a lot of heads in the roots music world since jumping back to the artist side after 19 years producing music for ads where he worked alongside such icons as Johnny Cash, BB King, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Guy. He has appeared on hallowed stages from McCabe’s and Freight & Salvage in the west to the Bluebird and Birchmere back east. His CDs have landed in the Top 5 of both the Folk DJ and Euro-Americana charts. When I’m Gone, his latest CD features an impressive cast of west coast musicians – among them Larry Klein, Herb Pedersen, Kenny Edwards and Dan Navarro.
Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue.
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