Nashville TN | Singer-Songwriter
Bobby Pinson Born of triumph and tragedy, Bobby Pinson's songs embody the power and integrity to take them across the width of today's musical landscape. Political statements, personal mantras, real-life situations, and the examination of the human condition all find a place in Bobby's diverse material. When the panhandle Texan sings of who he is, where he's been, and at what cost, his photographic voice rings with gritty truth. "I've been wrong enough to know what right is," says Pinson of his life that's so vividly depicted in the music that he affectionately calls "Gutter and Grace." Bobby’s written for TOBY KEITH,SUGAR LAND,RASCAL FLATTS,TIM McGRAW, LeANN RIMES, AND MANY MORE!!!
“Danika Holmes is a rising star in the heartland!” says Bill Sullivan of The Rock and Roll Report. American Picker Mike Wolfe of The History Channel says, “She’s a true American talent… I couldn’t stop listening!” Music critics agree that Danika is charming and energetic with a welcoming tone in her voice which is as gentle as a breeze.
Holmes played over 250 shows around the US and UK in 2011-2012 and will take the stage for another 120 shows in 2013. At shows fans tell her how they can relate to her lyrics, which is exactly what she is hoping for. “At first that was really scary for me. I felt like I was standing on stage and unzipping my soul!”
“Second Chances,” Danika’s debut album, was released in March of 2010. The title track is a reflection of Danika’s dogmatic belief that everyone benefits from a second chance, or even a third, along life’s way. Starting over with a music career was her second chance in life. A fan favorite “Lock Me In Tonight” was made into Danika’s first music video and was released in June 2010.
Danika’s follow up album “Living Your Dream” was recorded in Nashville, TN, and drops in early 2012. This collection of songs offers an optimistic take on life. While Danika’s debut album leaned more towards the folk scene, she takes it to the next level by adding in an edgy rock vibe complete with horns; a bold move for this singer/songwriter from Iowa. Holmes will be promoting her album via a national tour in March of 2012 and a European tour in June 2012.
Uniquely, "Living Your Dream" was fan funded in its entirety. When Danika's fans began asking to hear her new music, she accepted the challenge by launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the recording of the album. A rave response came in from over 150 backers around the world! Danika tweeted, "I'm grateful to everyone who took a few minutes out of their busy lives to pledge to our album project. Hugs to you all!" Fans who contributed to Danika’s 2nd album were given pre-release copies and are already declaring it a new favorite.
While music has always been an important part of Danika’s life, it wasn’t always the main focus. By the time she was 26 Danika was only a dissertation away from completing her PhD. “In 2009 I ended up writing an album instead of a dissertation. Now, I use everything I learned in my graduate studies to run my own business as an independent artist and entertainer, so it was time well spent!” Once she made the decision to pursue music full time, she realized that as a songwriter, she was the one who could most passionately perform the message of her own songs.
Danika grew up in a family of five kids. She says, “I was a little rag-a-muffin who tromped around in hand me down clothes and spent every free minute building projects with my dad or creating something, anything, from fashions to songs and dances.” Now more than ever, Danika is happy to be creating. Her passion for music and her life experiences lend the inspiration for her songs that reverberate with hope. Onstage Danika delivers her tunes with extreme vibrance, both inspiring and entertaining.
Atlanta GA | Rock
Based out of Atlanta, GA Stevie Monce has armed himself with the old fashion ideals of hard work, passion and sheer determination. This DIY attitude has separated Stevie Monce into a very exclusive class of musicians. A class that has allowed him to share the stage with artists such as Gavin DeGraw, Tonic, Shawn Mullins, Augustana, Alpha Rev, Zac Brown and more. The Debut release entitled "The Broadcast" has quickly allowed the Stevie Monce Band to make an impact on the southeastern rock scene. As said by Stevie "I want our live show to not only live up to the expectation of the CD but to also give the fans something different, something new, something to not only remember but to leave the show craving more."
Trent Jeffcoat was told he would never walk again after a car accident in 1997 left him paralyzed from a broken neck and severe spinal cord injury. If you had bet on the doctors’ prognoses, you would have been wrong. Just as wrong as if you had told him he was foolish to pack up his family and move to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue music. What’s right is everything Jeffcoat has been doing since. From the moment he was up and walking around again, a mere six months after the accident Jeffcoat deems “a life-altering experience”, he decided he was going to pursue his dream of singing country music professionally. His renewed faith in God left him with no other choice. He knew firsthand that life could change drastically in the blink of an eye, and he didn’t want to postpone his goals any longer. Another major reason was the birth of his son, Walker, in 2002.
Raleigh NC | Rock
Jason Adamo has already established himself as a truly soulful singer, entrancing audiences across the U.S. with his inspired lyrics and rapsy falsetto, while sharing the bill with many noted national acts, including Martin Sexton, Tim Reynolds, Bobby Long, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, and many more. Now with the NEW Record "Transistor", and the addition of, Doug Casteen, Shedrick Williams, Brandon Venable, and Fabio Consani, The Jason Adamo Band puts a new spin on Adamo's classic soul.
Vancouver-born and based in Nashville since 2001, Kelly Archer is a world-class country and pop songwriter. She enjoyed her first top 40 US single with the song "15 Minutes Of Shame" by Season 7 American Idol finalist Kristy Lee Cook on Arista Records.
Kelly's songs have also been cut by Jo Dee Messina, Danielle Peck, Aaron Tippin, Tara Oram, The Isaacs, The Eli Young Band, Diane Chase and Nathalia Sequeira (Brazilian Idol winner). She also had a #1 song in 2008 with Warner Music Australia artist Steve Forde's recording of "Summer's Little Angel."
"I am a singer. I am a songwriter. Why? Well, that's just where I landed. I hopped in my 88 Mazda 323 on Jan 7th 2001 and drove across the country with no plan, just a gut feeling like I was pointed in the right direction. So far, my gut was right. You can trace the last 8 years through my song catalogue. Nashville isn't your typical town and the 'music business' isn't your typical business. I'm adapting as I go and i'm figuring things out as I go, most of the time with a smile on my face. I have big goals and places I want to go that expand beyond my music and Tennessee but I know already that there will come a day when I will miss the days of struggle and trial and error.
The days in my crappy/cute little apartment, learning new chords, and trying to be a business woman when most of the time I still feel like a kid. I am happy to say I care alot more about what the music lovers, the country bar patron's, CD buyer's, concert goers, and country music festival beer drinker's think of my song's then those here on the row. I hope more then anything that I can look back and have a great story to tell. I have recently signed as a staff writer with Combustion Music Publishing and I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue my treck out here in Nashville. :) I have had some great success lately on country radio, GAC and CMT which have helped put me into my first house...YAY!. I'm looking forward to getting back into the studio and recording my record this year as well.
I'll keep you all posted :) I have a GREAT family without whom I wouldn't be doing what I am doing. I have a wonderful support system of friends out here too. We are cheerleaders for one another and that is crucial. I Love my friends!! I also have a gorgeous Australian Shepherd named Lizzie and a fat and friendly cat named Roja but pronounced 'Roger w/an english accent. I hope you enjoy the tunes and if you catch a show I hope you have a great time. To all of those who take the time to leave me messages and comments and come to the shows and sing along........YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE!!!! THANK YOU" ~Kelly
Rebecca Lynn Howard
Rebecca Lynn Howard (born April 24, 1979 in Salyersville, Kentucky) is an American country music artist. She has charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and has released three studio albums. Her highest-charting single, "Forgive", peaked at No. 12 on the country music charts in 2002.
You remember IRA DEAN as the”wild”,”untamed”,”crazy”,”energetic” bass player of the country trio TRICK PONY but since leaving the group in 2008, Ira has proven that strength doesn’t always come in numbers....
Back in 2000, Trick Pony exploded right out of the starting gate with their highly acclaimed and platinum selling self-titled CD. Huge hits co-written by Dean like “Pour Me,” and the Grammy nominated “Just What I Do,” established Ira Dean as not only the wildman with headlights in his chrome stand up bass,but as a brand new singer songwriting force and studio musician in country music. The trio won both the American Music Awards’ “Top New Artist” and the Country Music Association’s “Artist of the Year”. The second CD, On A Mission ,which Ira co-wrote 7 cuts including the hit single “ON A MISSION” brought five more Academy of Country Music nominations including “Album of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year”.
Now a few years and more than 40 cuts later ,Ira is happy being “A POWER OF 1” . Ira has had songs recorded by Joe Nichols, Chris Young, ex-pony Heidi Newfield,Jake Owen,Gary Allan,Including his hit single “FEELING LIKE THAT”, and Montgomery Gentry’, Including their Hit single “ONE IN EVERY CROWD” , to name a few. “It’s crazy aint it?”, Ira say’s, “ But then again my life has always been crazy”.”When I first came to town I was drowning. I had this gig for $30 bucks a night and was going to go back home”. “Then I met this red headed kid bout my age, he came up to me at the club I was playing at and said”, “ Man you can stay at my place for a while”, “That red headed kid was John Carter Cash”. “ My first year in town and I was stayin with Johnny Cash, June Carter, and John Carter”. Ira laughs........”God must love Crazy”
After 2 years in the making Ira has just finished recording his self titled CD Produced by Himself along with Joe Scaife , Blake Chancey , and good friend Anthony Smith. Ira grins and says “its a mixture of alcohol and testosterone driven songs, my buddy Bobby Pinson calls it “TESTOSTAHOL”.
You can also check out Ira Dean on the video game GOLDEN TEE , Its a wild and rowdy theme song ,with a video that only Ira could deliver...
Atlanta GA | Pop
Ocean Street has recently finished an EP with esteemed Producer Norbert Putnam. The band is in Nashville assembling the right team to release the new album to the public on 2013. In the meantime, OS still plays dates all over the Southeast, continuing in their road warrior tradition.