Catherine_FeenyCatherine Feeny – Catherine Feeny is an indie-pop/folk singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. She says she is trying to figure things out and takes her listeners with her on the quest. Although born and raised in Pennsylvania, she launched her career in Los Angeles where she immersed herself in the city’s folk scene, taking influence from artists like Gillian Welch. Her single “Mr. Blue” appeared in an episode of “The O.C.” and the film “Running with Scissors.” It is featured here along with “I Come Home,” ‘Map of America” and “Unsteady Ground.”

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Griffin_HouseGriffin House – A Nashville-based musician with a Midwestern upbringing, Griffin House spikes his pop/rock songwriting with a dose of rootsy, atmospheric Americana. In high school, the athletically gifted House landed a role in a musical and was surprised to learn that he had a natural talent for singing, so he taught himself to play guitar and started writing songs. His intelligent, heart-felt lyrics and sentimental melodies have brought great critical acclaim and he has toured with the likes of John Mellencamp and the Cranberries. Songs include “The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind” and “I Remember.”

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The Clay StatesThe Clay States – This Alabama-based duo features intense vocal harmony by Stephen Collins & Lauren Little as they conjure images of the crumbling post-industrial south in their songs. They label their music as experimental country combined with old style lament. Songs include “Time and Corn,” “The Lines,” “Eli Whitney,” and “Pasture and Star.”

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Dar WilliamsDar Williams – “New Yorker” magazine describes Dar Williams as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” Her fans include Joan Baez with whom she has toured. Williams has been touring and recording for over twenty years. Recurrent themes in her songs include religion, adolescence, gender issues, anti-commercialism, and misunderstood relationships. Featured songs include “The Beauty of the Rain,” “I Have Been Around the World,” “The Babysitter,” and “Storm King.”


The Heavy HeartsThe Heavy Hearts – Lauren-Michael Sellers and Zac Baldwin met while attending Birmingham-Southern College and their performances together have garnered a loyal following in Birmingham. Their music is folk-rock Americana featuring beautiful vocal harmonies. Featured songs include “All Our Own,” “Leave,” “Crawl,” and “The Boy from Iris Glen.”

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Ellis PaulEllis Paul – Ellis Paul is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician originally from Maine and currently living in Boston. His songs create a world into which the listener is drawn. As a touring musician, Paul plays close to 200 dates each year and his extensive club and coffeehouse touring, together with radio airplay, has brought him a solid national following. Featured songs include “I Don’t Want to Lose You,” “Kick Out the Lights,” “Plastic Soldiers,” “Hurricane Angel,” and “Jukebox Upon My Grave.”

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Lowland_HumLowland Hum – North Carolina husband and wife duo, Daniel and Lauren Goans create their own style of musical storytelling. Lowland Hum evokes the serenity and splendor of their rural home by weaving their appealing high-tenor and soprano voices into intricate harmonies over simple string-band arrangements and sparse percussion. Songs include “Brother Stranger,” “Ballad of Saudade,” “Twine,” and “White Stone.”

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MeikoMeiko – Meiko is an American singer-songwriter, currently residing in Los Angeles but originally from Georgia. A prolific writer, her songs have been used in many TV shows and films. She is a headliner at LA’s Hotel Cafe, ground zero for the new wave of young, folksy songwriters and she has been featured in late-night TV appearances on Conan O’Brien and Carson Daly. Songs include “Boys with Girlfriends,” “Under My Bed,” “Good Looking Loser,” and “Leave the Lights On.”

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Carolina_StoryCarolina Story – Ben and Emily Roberts craft songs that are a perfect mix of the lyrical grit and wit of Hank Williams Sr. and the tender atmosphere of Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams. They evoke the blue collar man and woman because that’s exactly who they are, and their blended harmonies backed by guitar, harmonica and suitcase percussion create a sound that is solely their own. They have achieved multiple top-ten listings on the Americana Radio Chart. Featured songs include “Crash and Burn,” Your Children’s Children,” “My Feet Keep Moving Still,” and “Even When the Road Gets Hard.”

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Liz_LongleyLiz Longley – Best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Pennsylvanian Liz Longley crafts intimately personal portraits through her music. A graduate of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, Liz Longley has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country. Taxi.com says, “Longley’s lyrics have the spark and spunk of Patty Griffin, her voice has the eloquence and mastery of Alison Krauss.” Songs include “When You’ve Got Trouble,” “Skin and Bones,” “Bad Habit,” and “Piece of Mind.”


Stephen_KelloggStephen Kellogg – Stephen Kellogg has been performing as a solo artist or with his band, the Sixers, since 2002. A dynamic performer, his style combines the songwriting of Jim Croce with the showmanship of Jon Bon Jovi to create folk-rock classics with an Americana feel. Songs include “Gravity,” “Lost and Found,” “Crosses,” and “The Sleep of a Satisfied Man.”

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CallaghanCallaghan – Georgina Callaghan is a singer-songwriter who specializes in folk, Americana, and alternative country music. Her songs are finely crafted, beautifully delivered, and she is accompanied in this performance by the talented guitarist, Julia Sinclair. Originally from England, Callaghan is now part of the Nashville music scene. Songs include “The Only Thing Real,” “When You Loved Me,” “It Was Meant to Be,” and “Close My Eyes.”

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MilowMilow – Jonathan Vandenbroeck, better known by his stage name, Milow, is a Belgian singer-songwriter and one of the most successful indie musicians in Europe. You might find him in Europe performing to thousands of fans who sing along with his songs but he has just started building a following here in the U. S. Songs include “You Don’t Know,” ‘Where My Head Used to Be,” “She Might, She Might,” and “You and Me.”

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