J. Micah Nelson comes from a lineage of musical and cultural pioneers, growing up touring with his father Willie Nelson and his brother Lukas Nelson, he has always been surrounded with vibrant and authentic creative spirits. Both a talented visionary artist and iconoclastic musician, he has performed on shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and at events like SXSW, FarmAid, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Neil Young’s Bridge-School Benefit. more J. Micah Nelson»
Irish born, Californian.based, session bass player, producer, and music director. Even though he was classically trained at University College Dublin, and appears for a wide variety of artists, he has a preference for playing rock-style bass. Bushnell played the ‘live’ circuit in Ireland before he got his ‘big break’ through appearing in, and scoring for, the film ‘The Commitments’. However, this did not instantly lead to his studio career taking off, that came some years later after his move to Los Angeles.
Among those for whom he has worked, are: Phil Collins, Elton John, Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, and Céline Dion. Since 2002, he has been the bass player and music director for Faith Hill.
Oakland-based folk rock singer/songwriter Lauren Hulbert can be found performing with her acoustic or electric guitar. If the mood strikes and there is a piano around you’ll get lucky and get to hear some of her songs on the keys. Fans have said that perhaps the biggest draw to her music is her voice, which has been compared to Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson, and Colbie Callait. Lauren’s sultry, warm voice and wide variety of raw and authentic songs allows her music to transcend genres and attract even the most selective of listeners. Her songs, heartfelt and manifestly poetic, illuminate upon the bittersweet essence of the human condition, where love, pain and beauty are intricately interweaved into our everyday lives.
Lauren will be releasing two EPs this year. She is currently working on songs for her next album and performing around California.
Awards include: RAW Artists 2013 Ventura Chapter Artist of the Year & West Coast Songwriters Song of the Month Sept 2014 “Burn”
Nick Howe’s debut Indie Pop release The Struggle Is Real charted at number 2 in the singer/ songwriter charts and has just come off a UK tour with Timeout.
To date, Nick Howe has toured over 15 countries, received mainstream syncs and has appeared on national television. His new EP The Struggle is Real showcases that Nick’s music is reminiscent of both 1975 and Jason Mraz.
One of the tracks, ‘It’s Only Love’ has been used for the new Angry Bird game. Not only that, his first single off the EP, Riches In Heaven, is featured in a recent Comi-con documentary.
This refreshing artist shows the same determination in all walks of life. Having performed at international festivals (such as Glastonbury), acted in the ITV series Lewis and even improvised a song for a Cadbury’s Campaign.
The Londoner has also been active in campaigning to support creativity and freedom of expression, by appearing on ITV news supporting the Keep Streets Live Campaign. In addition to this he also supported The Long Live Southbank campaign to help save the Southbank, proving to Nick The Struggle Is Not Real.
He has a world tour lined up this year – travelling to Australia, US and many other countries along the way.
‘His infectious exuberance can’t help but draw you in’
– Jamie West-Oram
Born from the tradition of bringing good stories to music, Brother Billy’s first release “Don’t Fall Asleep on the Tracks” has conjured up spirits of the past with tales of jilted love, pointed historical commentary, and folks having raucous good time.
With the evocative puberty anthem “Red Ribbon” to the cynical retort of “Your Grand Design” he gets right to the sweet, the sad, and the naughty.
His Hopeless Choir is a revolving door of many talented musicians that give a little to help a lot in lifting up the spirit of his oh-so-spirited music.
From the snow-capped mountains of Oklahoma to the pale-painted deserts of Louisiana – from the coal-firing cost of California to the sweeping serenity of New York City – everyone could use the kind of smile that comes from spending a little time with Brother Billy.