Never far from a notebook or hand-held recorder, Kickbacks' songwriter, Tad Overbaugh is not one to miss out on capturing a good line or melody when it comes. "I don't count on getting good ideas, so when I get one, I want to remember it", says Overbaugh laughing. The Kickbacks debuted in 1998 with the release of Longitude, and soon after, the Blue Man's Collar EP (2000). The band received favorable reviews from critics for Blindside View (2002) and Motel Stars (2006) for, as one reviewer put it, "songs that ring with depth, authenticity, and plenty of hook-infused power”.
Original Acoustic Stomp Blues, uniquely reworked. Born and living in Edinburgh, Lee creates unique music, expressed in his raw and powerful 'Stompblues' style. Patterson has been compared to a cross between a young Weller and Screaming Jay Hawkins, others hear a more acidic and urban Billy Brag. Lee has won several music competitions and festivals including the Edinburgh Festival Singer/Stongwriter award. The Acoustic Underground 2003 Award. The Edinburgh Folk Club Songwriting Awards 2003 and 2004. Lee was also nominated in the UK Gospel awards 2004.
MySpace.com/DavidOlney Legendary Folk-Blues Performer/Songwriter David Olney and his live performances with multi-instrumentalist Sergio Webb are converting new audiences while continuing to give the fans what they want. MTV's Urge.com witnessed a recent show and testified, "Olney Unbound...part Baptist preacher, part caustic comedian, and part existential bluesman... Olney shouted, moaned and howled his sharply observed hard-luck tales and quirky character studies.
Damien Jurado is a singer-songwriter in the indie-rock tradition of Seattle, Washington. His music is regarded as being heavily influenced by folk music. Over the years he has released albums on many labels; today his primary label is Secretly Canadian. He was once in the hardcore band Coolidge with Seattle's David Bazan, who formerly fronted the bands Pedro the Lion and HEADPHONES and now performs as a solo artist. He was also an early member of Raft of Dead Monkeys. He teaches kindergarten.
Ana Egge, born in 1977 in Estevan, Saskatchewan and raised in Ambrose, North Dakota, is an American folk singer/songwriter. In 1994 (at age 17), she moved from New Mexico to Austin, Texas and recorded a demo tape. Since then, she has released three full-length albums. She has toured with Shawn Colvin, and performed in the Lilith Fair in 1999. Her most recent album, Out Past the Lights, contains The Flood, a song she co-wrote with Colvin.
Looking at the world through a windshield. That’s been Cam Penner’s view for the last two years. In those two years he has toured five countries, six provinces, twelve states and performed over three hundred shows. He has opened for Chip Taylor, Richard Thompson, Slaid Cleaves, Fred Eaglesmith, Greg Trooper, Carrie Rodiguez, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, John Prine, Glen Campbell, Lyle Lovett, and the Flatlanders. With no label or booking representation Cam has found his own way into the bars, theatres, cafes, backyards, and honkytonks across this wide land.
Will Scott is known for his bluesy voice, distinctive guitar-playing, and crafty songwriting. Scott's energetic, deeply-soulful, live performances have captivated crowds all over the US and overseas. His style is a meeting of Americana and rock, with a dash of blues and alt. country. Raised in Indianapolis, IN, and Chicago, IL, Scott grew up in a musical family tradition, surrounded by a mix of blues, bluegrass, traditional country, jazz, and rock & roll. His first recording project, “Too Damn Cold,” with The Forecasters (1998) garnered world-wide acclaim.