Daphne-WillisDaphne Willis with Korby Lenker – With Chicago roots and Texas ties, Daphne Willis brings both musicality and grit to the songs she writes and plays. Born in San Antonio to a classically trained vocalist and audio engineer, Daphne began singing at an early age and found her way to the guitar in high school. Since then, she’s developed the confidence, melodic mastery and vocal range that have won her admirers around the world. Songs include “I Will Be Waiting,” “One by One,” and “Weatherman.” Watch video from this episode.


Rebecca-LoebeRebecca Loebe with Lizzy Ross – After three years of non-stop touring, indie folk singer Rebecca Loebe was working on new songs and preparing for her first tour in Europe when she received an invitation to audition for a new network reality show called The Voice. Her appearance on that series showed audiences worldwide the unique voice, effervescent personality, and sharp wit that folk fans and festival-goers across the country had known about for years. Songs include “Swallowed by the Sea,” “Redneck Karaoke Bar,” and “Circus Heart.” Watch video from this episode.


Matthew-Perryman-JonesMatthew Perryman Jones – Matthew Perryman Jones is a singer-songwriter who currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. American Songwriter says, “Matthew’s voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength.” His songs have been featured in television shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill, and Eli Stone as well as in the 2012 movie release What To Expect When You Are Expecting. Songs include “Save You,” “I Wouldn’t Let You Down Again,” and “Keep It on the Inside.” Watch video from this episode.


Charlie Mars_webCharlie Mars – Mississippi born singer-songwriter Charlie Mars has a floating, mellow croon combined with sensual soul-rock arrangements. He has been featured in a New York Times interview and in Esquire magazine’s Songwriting Challenge. In fact, he says the Songwriting Challenge was his brainchild. He has been a journeyman artist for years with all the ups and downs that entails, from opening for REM to times with “no band and no money.” Songs include “How I Roll,” “I Do I Do,” “Blackberry Light,” and “Listen to the Darkside.”
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Garrison Starr_webGarrison Starr – For fifteen years, Garrison Starr has been doing what most people just talk about doing someday. She’s not only toured with many of her heroes, but more importantly she’s earned their respect and admiration. She’s known as a ruthless live performer, tireless road warrior, irreverent purveyor of plain truth, and champion of music and songs that soar. Songs include “Beautiful in Los Angeles,” “Superhero,” “Slow Crawl,” “Sit with Me Tonight,” and “The Train That’s Bound for Glory.”
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amber rubarth_webAmber Rubarth – Amber Rubarth is an internationally touring singer-songwriter based out of New York. Her lyrics are candid and poetic, unfolding stories in an expansive and meaningful way. She has a profound love for writing, and has been recognized repeatedly for it including winning grand prize in NPR’s prestigious Mountain Stage New Song Contest. She is accompanied here by Grammy award winning cellist Dave Eggar and Max ZT on hammered dulcimer. Songs include “Letter from My Lonelier Self,” and “Novocaine.”
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sandra mccracken_webSandra McCracken – Sandra McCracken is an independent singer-songwriter who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She lists her musical influences as Joni Mitchell, David Gray, Neil Finn, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Our Vinyl says, “McCracken’s style is one part folk music, one part gospel, a little part pop, with a bit of country flair thrown in for good measure, almost a blending of all of the fundamentals of American music and she somehow manages to mix it together with a seamless effort.” Songs include “Dynamite.”
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