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Ty Herndon
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He / Him
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Tennessee, Unites States
Pop-Country
Singer-Songwriter
Classic-Country

More than 20 years into his career, Herndon has a passion and commitment to his music that continues to play out in his lyrics. “If I haven’t lived it, I haven’t sung it” as Herndon says. Having a career spanning two decades, 20 Billboard charted singles and five million albums sold, Herndon sees no signs of slowing down. For those who know him, his passion and commitment to music is not surprising. He continuously performs shows and withholds a heavy appearance schedule; proving Herndon as unstoppable.

Katie Dee & The Quaking Aspens
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Katie Dee, Julien Dee, Amanda Lee
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Pennsylvania, USA
Folk
Americana
Traditional
Classic-Country

Katie Dee began her musical career playing piano and violin. When she was thirteen, she discovered punk and began writing her own songs, going on to form an all-girl punk band in high school. After college, while her songs continued to maintain their punk and goth roots, Katie's songwriting branched out to encompass other genres she had grown to enjoy. Inspired by her mother's family's love of traditional Appalachian murder ballads, her own dark sense of humour, and her interest in storytelling, she began the Gothic Americana outfit Katie Dee & The Quaking Aspens in 2013. She plays guitar, violin, and sings in the band. Katie's beloved wife, Julien Dee, is a multidisciplinary artist, with a degree in Studio Art. Julien's primary instruments are musical saw, acoustic bass, and vocals. Julien loves finding musical inspiration and instrumentation in unexpected places, and considers the Elephant 6 Collective bands a major inspiration in songwriting. In addition to musical and songwriting contributions, they also designed the band's most recent album artwork. The duo is often joined by a rotating cast of guest musician friends, particularly cellist Amanda Lee. The Quaking Aspens have performed at the Millvale Musical Festival as well as multiple times at the Deutschtown Music Festival, frequently play locally, and released their newest album, a collection of original dark sea shanties, called "From The Sea" in Summer 2020.

M. Butterfly
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He / Him
BIPOC false
Brighton, UK
Americana
Singer-Songwriter
Cosmic-Country

M. Butterfly is from Brighton and he plays very sad Americana songs very slowly. He has recurring nightmares of nuclear fallout. He is bisexual. He writes the words at the same time as the music. He thinks he’s a poet. He feels too much. He likes survival horror video games. He believes in UFOs. He thinks he can speak a lot more French than he actually can. He is often the support act. He loves Townes Van Zandt, PJ Harvey and Low and he might just be the man of your dreams.

Joel Brogon
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He/Him
BIPOC false
Texas, United States
Americana
Singer-Songwriter
Folk
Indie-Folk

Joel Brogon has been writing songs about life for well over twenty years. His focus is telling stories, sometimes about his own experiences, but he also tries to give a voice to those that might not have one. An artist, activist, and community spiritual leader, Joel lives in deep South Texas with his husband Chris, and their four fur-children.

Tyler Hughes
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He / Him
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Virginia, United States
Bluegrass
Classic-Country

Tyler Hughes is an old time and country musician, square dance caller, and educator from the Central Appalachians. Based in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Hughes is no stranger to the roots of old time, bluegrass, and country music that thrives in the southern highlands.

Ganessa James
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She / Her
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New York, United States
Americana
Singer-Songwriter

Singer, songwriter, guitar and electric bassist Ganessa James makes irresistible music. She has 20 years experience playing bass in soul, funk, and rock music bands. Ganessa got her start on the independent music scene in Brooklyn, where, while playing bass for funk/rock band blaKbushe, she was tapped to join Saul Williams on a North American tour: playing stages from the Wiltern in Los Angeles to Coachella.

Waylon Payne
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he / him
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Tennessee, United States
Americana
Classic-Country
Singer-Songwriter

A son of country music royalty, a teenaged Baptist preacher turned addict and actor, Payne sings about fathers and sons, faith and addiction, recovery and renewal with devastating clarity. His character-rich collection harks back to a way of telling stories in song that revealed kept secrets and promised mystery. Over his years, Payne has felt the terrible power secrets can hold and learned the transformative value of releasing them. Finally, he’s in a place where he can harness that power to create transcendent work.

Jamie Anderson
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her, she
BIPOC false
Canada
Singer-Songwriter
Folk
Americana

Singer-songwriter-comic who sings folk, Americana, country, and jazz. 13 albums. 2 books. Big fun.

Sarah Shay
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she/her
BIPOC false
Washington, United States
Singer-Songwriter
Americana
Folk

Sarah is a singer-songwriter from Seattle who strives for a balance between country/folk balladry and I-see-what-you-did-there pop culture references, and has been told she occasionally finds it.

Creekbed Carter Hogan
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Creekbed Carter Hogan
s/he, they
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Austin, TX
Folk
Bluegrass
Americana
Indie-Folk

The music of Creekbed Carter Hogan sits at the vanguard of a new trans folk aesthetic where the intimate and the epic hold hands, whisper secrets, and trade playing cards with the devil. Raised Catholic in the Willamette Valley and hailing from the sewer creeks of Austin, TX, Bridget Brewer’s voice could burn a hole in your pocket as their fingers fly up and down the neck in the picking stylings of Charlie Parr and Adrianne Lenker. Whether s/he’s fronting a jangly, queergrass band of trans and queer folk musicians or appearing with only a guitar and a suitcase kickdrum, audiences find themselves spellbound by Brewer’s charm, vulnerability, and sheer talent. “All names are just proof you’re on somebody’s list,” s/he sings, ever the mournful blasphemer, their hand outstretched for your own.