Andrew Ellis plugs away in Toledo bars night after night, which has honed his chops to a fine degree. His brand of Americana on this set of songs is rough and tender, smart and streetwise, and IS a testament to Toledo’s fertile music scene.
When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. The truest definition of a one-man band; Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach.
THE TIMBERS’ thumping rhythms and big misty mountain melodies will cast you away to a sweaty, smoky, melting-pot of folk, roots and Celtic bushman brassy punk. They rollick and hammer their way through live gigs with abundant energy and have become festival favourites throughout Australia. This Adelaide based band has an infectious desire to take their audience on a wild ride of non stop musical passion with no limits.
This trio of brothers: 17 year-old Tommy Mizzone on guitar and harmonies, 16 year-old Robbie Mizzone on fiddle and lead vocals, and 12 year-old Jonny Mizzone on banjo, has made quite an entrance onto the music scene with YouTube videos now eclipsing over 30 million views.
Zimmer is making a name for himself in NYC and across the country not only for his brand of pop/rock, but also for his engaging one-man live show that includes a multitude of instruments, percussion and loops.
Soul Punch hails from St. Louis, Mo and is quickly becoming noticed as something quite different. Two guitars, upright bass and foot drums added in make a sound quite unique with their original music about the trials and tribulations that occur in our everyday lives. You'll find messages of hope for our kids as well as thoughts on memories of the distant past. From the loss of close relatives to our struggles in love, we strive to record our honest impressions of the world around us.
In 2013 he won 'The Dutch Blues Challange' with his duo 'Herbie and the Guitarguy'. After winning "The Dutch Blues Challenge" they went to compete in the International Blues Challenge of 2014 (IBC) in Memphis, Tennesee USA. In the begining of 2014 the time was right to start his solo career. The Guitar Guy plays a mix of Delta, Ragtime, Chicago and Country Blues. His groovy guitar playing is supported by foot percussion which give you the idea that you're listening to a full band. His debut album 'Me, Myself and the blues' contains 10 blues traditionals which are all live recordings. The Guitar Guy is..
The ultimate one man blues band from the Netherlands!
Nashville-based Roots Blues and Americana artist Justin Johnson has been hailed by Guitar World as a “must-see act,” lauded as an “American Master” by John Carter Cash, and a “musical visionary” by Ted Nugent, has had his “funk” praised by Bootsy Collins, and his musical approach described as “timeless” by North Mississippi Allstar frontman Luther Dickinson. He has been recognized as Slidestock International Slide Guitar Champion, and his original music has been licensed to Wieden & Kennedy, Dodge Motor Co, Ken Burns, Florentine Films, and the list keeps growing. Always innovating and following his own sound while taking inspiration from the past, Justin Johnson blurs the lines between the traditional and the cutting edge, taking current day music back to it’s roots and keeping the blues alive.
Joe Winters is a drummer and educator from St.Louis, Missouri. He has been teaching drum set and percussion for 8 years and performed at the finest venues in the region: The Muny, The Peabody Opera House, The Touhill and Jazz at the Bistro. He plays with several groups such as Circus Harmony, DRUMSL, The Transmatter Express , Zoo/Forest Initiative, Start Dog Theater and the Tara Lynn Trio.