The word “roo” derives itself from the old english word for “quiet”, which when combined with “howl” provides a startlingly accurate description of Bekah Wagner, the Colorado songstress behind Roo & The Howl. Presently putting the finishing touches on the material for her debut album (due out early 2014), Roo’s music brings together sorrow and beauty in the best traditions of indie, folk and Americana.
Having just released his debut EP We Are Fools in June, It hasn’t taken long for Riley to receive praise for his hard work and musical talents. The 20yr old musician from Perth has seen two tracks off his EP receive multiple airings on Triple J national radio as well as being the featured artist on various local stations.
Lloyd Williams is a British Songwriter, known for his unique Banjo and Guitar techniques as well as an uncompromising attitude to writing and playing music he loves. With shades of Nick Drake and John Martyn, he intertwines a darker folk americana edge, with a clasic British Folk sound.
I'm a 28 year old singer/songwriter from Boston Massachusetts. My music touches on themes that have been beaten to death in verse and song since the beginning of mankind. The small difference being that nobody has ever written about them from my perspective based on my experiences.
"Mike Cavanaugh could be our modern day Bob Dylan"- Arkansas Internet Radio
We marry folk songs with pop melodies, drawing inspiration from elusive emotions that we all feel, but often struggle to articulate. They’re subtle and powerful and they aren’t easily described by familiar words like “love” and “heartbreak.” Most of the time, they are more complicated than that. Peridot is an exploration of universal emotional hues, and we hope every song is a fingerprint.
On July 16, 2013, singer-songwriter Sarah Miles released her debut full length, One (Rock Ridge Music), a sweetly sincere collection of finely crafted folk-pop inspired by the simple but bold decision to follow her heart.
It's been a 3-year journey," Sarah says. "I went through love, heartbreak, moved to New York City, went on the road, and explored collaborating with other songwriters. I've grown so much as a person and an artist. This is the opening ceremony for me-these are the most confident songs I've written."
Authentic songs merging folk, rock and pop influences with the unique Scandinavian sound of her native Denmark. She has a very dynamic voice that dares to show the power in fragility and softness in strength.
Her debut album "Blending in the Crowd", produced by James Thomas (who wrote worldwide hits such as Beth Hart's "Learning to live" and Cher's "The music's no good without you") won her national acclaim and heavy rotation on Danish radio (DR)
Jon Kenzie, is an accomplished singer-songwriter from Manchester, UK with his musical roots firmly footed in blues, folk and soul. From reaching No:1 iTunes blues chart position in 2010 with his Northern soul band "Beggar Joe", Jon embarked on producing his debut solo album "Not much technical stuff" in 2012 and following its white label release, has been touring the UK, Europe and the USA promoting it.
JC Villafan, a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, began his musical career in coffee shops and neighborhood venues. Along with his evocative sense of lyricism and expressive guitar work, his charming stage presence and soulful vocal ability captivated a local fan base which has now expanded internationally. Villafan’s EP entitled Sweet Time was released in 2012 and was entirely funded by his followers. Soon after its release, it earned a L.A. Music Critic Award nomination for Best EP of 2012.
Pittsburgh native, Nashville resident and singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale combines earthy vocals, insightful lyrics and acoustic pop folk sounds to create dynamic and engaging performances. Vocally, she has a smoky quality and employs a pleasing thickness and pitch that are reminiscent of Natalie Merchant.