With three Grammy nominations under their belts, this indie-folk duo from Eagle Rock, California, has earned comparisons to Simon & Garfunkel and the Everly Brothers
Soul music pours out of Lee Fields. It has since the 1960s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at his feet.
The White Buffalo is Jake Smith – singer, songwriter, guitarist, teller of stories, Emmy nominee; an artist whose voice – a timber-shakin’ baritone of gravitas and gravel – seems directly linked to a greater truth; an artist who will not be swayed by fashion or curtailed by genre.
Fronted by guitarist Lance Conrad, a Palm Springs native, this jazz-forward foursome has bonded over their shared experiences at USC Thornton School of Music. Also featuring award-winning percussionist Mark Valdes, saxophonist Barclay Moffitt, and bassist Peter Gemus, the group aims to tell songful stories through original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. Now, that’s the cat’s meow!
Christian McBride is a seven-time GRAMMY® Award winning bassist/composer and the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Since the early 1990’s Christian McBride has recorded on over 300 dates as a sideman. However, he’s been a leader from his debut recording in 1995.
Triple Grammy® Winner. Tony® Winner. UN Goodwill Ambassador. Producer. Record Label Head. Vocalist. Jazz Legend. Global Icon, Dee Dee Bridgewater puts her unique spin on standards and jazz classics.
Matthew has been on national and international radio and television, which
includes the TODAY SHOW documentary series “Boys Changing The World,” Harry
Connick Jr Show and an appearance on the syndicated TV talk show ELLEN!
Hard-hitting yet sensitive, this electrifying seven-piece ensemble draws inspiration from the musical roots of decades past while sounding undeniably relevant today. The Seattle band melds vintage rhythm and blues with classic pop storytelling and energetic melodies, and they have toured through North America, Europe, and Japan.
Inspired by the “souldies” around which they were reared, this Southern California trio combines smoky, poetic lyrics with pillowy drum rhythms and winding bass lines. They were discovered by a producer after their first ever club performance and laid notes to tape at his Riverside studio shortly thereafter.
This Portland-based band exists in the dimension of the Mexican American imagination — somewhere cynical and optimistic at the same time — but at its heart is singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza’s inquisitive sense of self. Their tracks invite spiritual contemplation, tracing history while forging modern Chicana feminism.