It's 2013 and the Hickoids have been raising hell off and on for parts of four decades now. Reinvigorated and slimmed down to a touring act featuring original members Davy Jones (guitar) and Jeff Smith (vocals), Rice Moorehead holding down bass duties for several years now, and fresh blood Tom "Tony" Trusnovic and Lance "Slopoke" Farley both with the band for about a year now on guitar and drums repectively. Multi-instrumentalist Scott Lutz occasionally graces the stage for regional shows and records with the band.
Born in Brazil (1980), 2010 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award Winner, Gabriel Santiago is a Composer/Arranger/ Acoustic and Electric Guitar Player. Called by JazzTimes Magazine “a young master at both the acoustic and electric guitars” and his compositions defined as “stunners”, Santiago is currently living in Austin, Texas, where he just completed (with high honors) a Doctoral Degree in Music Composition at the University of Texas at Austin.
Jessy Greene has toured and/or recorded as a violinist, cellist and singer with the Foo Fighters, P!nk, Atmosphere, Wilco, The Jayhawks, The Geraldine Fibbers, Dessa and P.O.S. of Doomtree, RZA, Glen Campell, R.E.M. and many more amazing bands and artists. Jessy is currently finishing her 3rd solo release and an EP with her new band, Fauntella Crow, as well as composing and recording string sections for film – and chasing seagulls in her spare time. For composition and string arrangement please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Gregory Alan Isakov's This Empty Northern Hemisphere was one of the finest albums of the year. Its melancholy poetics and lush, languid melodies stir me. He churns up his own musical atmosphere, ruled by the moon and the sea, at least aesthetically if not always lyrically. That he can do the same thing alone onstage...is remarkable." —No Depression
Jack Wilson grew up in Austin. He took off to Seattle for five years and studied at the feet of Josh Tillman and co., The Moondoggies, The Maldives, and K Records artists, like Karl Blau, Kimya Dawson, LAKE. Toured with the Head and The Heart on their first tour. Played at their self-release party at the Conor Byrne Pub. Never lost his accent. Produced two records between 2006 and 2010, self-released. The latter, self-titled, charted #2 on KEXP Seattle. Signed with indie label Fluff and Gravy, out of Portland.
Austin musician Jess Williamson creates raw and intimate songs, rooted in a folk tradition, and strengthened by her unique voice and poetic lyrics. Williamson primarily plays the banjo, employing a combination of three finger Earl Scruggs style, Pete Seeger style, and Claw Hammer. The result is a kaleidoscope of sound uniquely her own.
Winsome, wicked and witty, Chic Gamine embody the ‘60s girl-group vibe all grown up and living in a new century. Wall-of-sound harmonies, hip-shaking beats – these women could be straight out of Motown, before you throw in the curveball of French pop and four rotating lead-singers. By all the laws of the music business, this group is like the unicorn – it probably shouldn’t exist, let alone be performing at the Olympics and winning Juno Awards. And yet, here they are, soon to release their official U.S.
Dragons of Zynth's frontmen, Aku and Akwetey, are twins and were raised in Cleveland, OH. The group first won notice with the demo recording of their first single "War Lover" in 2004. The band gained attention early on for their live show opening for TV on the Radio in 2005 and collaborating with U.K. outfit Massive Attack later that year. Their debut full-length, Coronation Thieves, was released in September 2007 and was produced by David Sitek. In support of the album, D.O.Z. embarked on a multi-national tour with Yeasayer and U.S.
A new leader of the Brooklyn pack, FAMILY combines lush classic rock flavor with modern progressive heaviness on its astonishing debut album, Portrait. The balance Family strikes is one perfected by precious few bands. To bring the vibes of our forefathers -- the finesse, the hooks, the grooves of say, Led Zeppelin -- into the modern day metal underground; to take a classic rock sense of musicality and use it to make something that's fiercely original, crushingly heavy and not "retro" at all... this is a fine line indeed, a delicate tension that is rarely achieved.