Kaleigh Baker and Nate Anderson
Originally from a small valley in Western New York, Kaleigh Baker has risen to prominence as a jazzy, blues-rock powerhouse. Her chill-inducing growl and ear-shattering range come drenched in Jack Daniel’s swagger: ‘Her vocals dip into a low and resounding molasses-slow croon with as much ease as they ascend to ceiling-skimming heights.
- Creative Loafing
Busted Blues features Josh Walther & Samantha Leigh on vocals, Will Scecina on guitar and Stephen Dornfeld on piano.
The band still hits the road regularly, doing around 100 dates annually, but they also find other avenues to maintain close ties to their fans. “The only way we can keep doing what we are doing is having our fans continue to connect and support us,” proclaims Copeland. The band’s Rock Boat excursion, the world’s largest floating music festival, celebrated its 10th anniversary this past January and next year’s outing will be a “Uncharted Waters cruise,” according to Trojanowski. “We missed a lot of ports due to weather so we won’t pick a destination until we leave a port.” Just as popular is their annual Hazelnut Hang (“Hazelnuts” being the name for the group’s ardent fans) at The Windjammer on South Carolina’s Isle of Palms. Among this year’s highlights was the group’s “Triple Crow” set where they covered tunes by Sheryl Crow, the Counting Crows and the Black Crowes.
Ellie Lee and the Blues Fury
Winner of numerous awards, Ellie Lee and her band are an exciting rockin’ blues group with a dynamic on stage performance. Ellie is a blues guitarist/singer/songwriter that fronts the band with her soulful voice, ripping guitar solos and her obvious joy in performing. Ellie's guitar virtuosity has been compared to Carlos Santana, Albert King and Jimi Hendrix just to name a few. People enjoy the fact that Ellie plays and sings like there's no tomorrow. She gives it her all every time.
Jeremy Thomas is a veteran musician in the Tampa Bay Area. His main group is a TRIO with Singer/Songwriter Jeremy Thomas the lead singer along with Sean Colpoys on Bass and Casey Grillo on Drums. Jeremy Thomas has been fronting Basic Rock Outfit and Satellites Down for the last 6 years with some great songs and shows behind him he is moving to the solo phase of his career.
Playing and recording on a daily basis he has honed a precise and deliberate sound with soaring melodies and southern charm.
Through its touring schedule and dynamic live performances, SEVEN NATIONS has become one of the fastest growing live acts nationwide. They have logged in more than 300,000 touring miles trying to make the music universal for old and new fans alike. To the five member band, that means being on tour 85 percent of the year, melding guitar and vocal elements of American pop and rock with Highland bagpipes and fiddle. The result is a high-energy performance that has fans jumping out of their seats, and has sparked interest industry-wide.
Jason Longoria & Wolf
Erickson’s blend of Country, Americana, Pop and Southern Rock walks the line between commercial country and raw honky tonks, painting the perfect picture of bad relationships, screwing up, drunken nights, and second chances with a blunt and effective delivery reminiscent of storytellers long ago. His sincere and simple approach stems from musical influences Amos Lee, Will Hoge, Steve Earle, and Willie Nelson. His songs perfectly showcase his piercing vocals, soulful lyrics, and guitar-drenched melodies, while conveying real-life emotions and true grit.
If you doubt whether or not mesmerism is true, then just get a listen at Katie Talbert's haunting acoustic melodies. Her gripping songwriting is not to be dismissed; it's full of the power of the human heart and conveys emotional truths through vital and original acoustic compositions that linger in the mind for listener consideration even after the stop button is touched.