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Dawes – The California-based roots rocking Dawes consists of brothers Taylor Goldsmith and Griffin Goldsmith - whose father Lenny was the lead singer for the legendary Tower of Power - Wylie Weber and Tay Strathairn. Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hills, this young group quickly became a favorite or critics, fans - and the veteran musicians who influenced its music. After connecting with producer Jonathan Wilson, the group began sitting in on informal jam sessions at Wilson's house with Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, the Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench, and the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson. These sessions informed the group's stunning 2009 debut, “North Hills.” The follow-up, “Nothing Is Wrong,” again featured Tench as well as Jackson Browne - who has since invited the band to both support and back him on a European tour. That same year, the band played at the Occupy Wall Street protests and performed a cameo on the prime-time network television show “Parenthood.” After Goldsmith contributed vocals to Robbie Robertson’s “How To Become Clairvoyant” CD, the famed guitarist/songwriter asked Dawes to serve as his backing combo for a number of performances. Dawes was also tapped by rock legend John Fogerty for his duets release, “Wrote a Song For Everyone.” The group’s latest release is titled “All Your Favorite Bands.”
Steelism - This Nashville-based instrumental duo is comprised of guitarist Jeremy Fetzer, pedal steel player Spencer Cullum, and backed by some of Nashville’s finest young musicians. Cullum and Fetzer - from Essex, England and Canton, Ohio respectively - have backed artists including Wanda Jackson, Johnny Fritz, Rayland Baxter and Andrew Combs. The two met while touring the U.K. with Nashville songstress Caitlin Rose and formed a musical bond based on their love for movie soundtrack composers like Ennio Morricone, ‘60s instrumental acts like Booker T. and the M.G.s, The Ventures and Pete Drake, and krautrock groups like Neu! and Can.Their debut EP, “The Intoxicating Sounds of Pedal Steel and Guitar,” was met with critical acclaim as was the duo’s current release, “615 to FAME.”
Seth Glier - On his fourth album for MPress Records, If I Could Change One Thing (April 2015), Glier embraces a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings and the beginning of an exciting relationship with Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin, Dashboard Confessional). "Bill's energy, drive, and experience gave me a safe place to get creative and tap into a deeper part of my inner voice that has yet to be heard on any of my previous albums." The album includes a gorgeous duet with American Idol's Crystal Bowersox, as well as musical appearances by Pat Matera (Katy Perry) and Daniel Rhine (Sara Bareilles). Featuring collaborations with renowned songwriter Trent Dabbs ("Girls Chase Boys" / Ingrid Michaelson), hitmaker Steve Seskin (Tim McGraw, Peter Frampton), and Alex Wong (Delta Rae, Vienna Teng), If I Could Change One Thing merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities.
Natalia Zukerman - Multi-talented Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, worked in mural arts in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays and paints in Brooklyn, NY. The daughter of classical musicians Eugenia and Pinchas Zukerman, Natalia embraced American roots music - folk, bluegrass, jazz and blues music - and found her instrumental voice on slide guitar, lap steel, dobro. She’s worked with fellow musicians such as Janis Ian, Willy Porter, Susan Werner, Erin McKeown, AG, Garrison Starr and many others. She also joined with well-known folk singer/songwriters Anne Heaton, Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson for an album in 2008, titled Winterbloom, which they also named the band. Natalia’s sixth studio release is titled “Come Thief, Come Fire” and features her father on violin.
Gill Landry - Louisiana native, Gill Landry, is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist - among other things. Since 2004, Landy has played guitar, banjo, pedal steal, and is a contributing songwriter in Old Crow Medicine Show. While he shares many of the same influences as Old Crow - from Dylan to old delta blues - his songs tell vivid stories and have been compared to Tom Waits, John Prine, and Steve Earle. He released his first solo album, "The Ballad of Lawless Soirez," in 2007. His current, self-titled release is on the ATO label.
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