Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Cristina Vane is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues and folk. Originally from Europe, she draws from such a great host of influences that it is impossible to compare her music to any one artist. That being said, she draws decisively from country blues, delta blues, and American folk music, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage in Mississippi, her signature resonator bottleneck playing and powerful vocals are unmistakable and unforgettable.
Before falling in love with the blues, Cristina spent her childhood and adolescence studying classical voice, music theory, piano and flute, ever consumed by music. She has love for many kinds of music, ranging from baroque classical to punk and metal. This theme continues throughout her career today; while she predominantly plays slide guitar, she employs fingerpicking, acoustic, electric guitar techniques, as well as clawhammer banjo playing.
Cristina had been performing in the Southern California area for nearly four years when she embarked on a 5 month tour, summer of 2018. While Cristina spent summers gigging in both New York and London previous to her move to Venice, she had never traveled the United States extensively and found her tour to be a personal and musical success. Her effervescent and edgy personality make for entrancing live performances, which she has honed with hours of practice playing in venues across the country as well as busking for the public on Venice Beach for several years. It is safe to say Cristina lives through music, it saturates her life and is, for her, a necessary vehicle for expression.
Shine Delphi travels this world with a resonator guitar and a few words to share. Born in Pennsylvania, raised in California, and rebirthed in the crescent city of New Orleans.
Shine is a performer that will leave you feeling good and wanting more. From his technical ability on the guitar to his simple yet touching lyrics, he is an act that spans many genres and all ages.
He has opened for such bands as The Carolina Chocolate drops, Reverend Peyton’s big damn band, and The Tony Rice unit just to name a few. Oh yeah, and there’s also that laugh… you can’t forget that! HA!
Terence Jack is an indie rock artist having released his first EP titled “Never Get Back” at the start of 2017 and toured North America. He’s shaping up to release his first full length album this coming September and touring USA, Canada and Europe to follow.
DC born, raised by Texans on a diet of American Song, spirituals, rhythms and poetry Aaron Gilmartin is an award-winning composer and song-writer for film, stage and people’s enjoyment. Scored Once Upon A Line, a film shortlisted for the 2017 Oscar that won the 2016 Student Academy Award and took top honors at BAFTA among others.
The songs for his first album were written on hiatus from NYC in Tucson where he worked with Calexico’s Jacob Valenzuela on trumpet and toured with Adam Levy of Norah Jones band. His songs bring the flamenco guitar together with looping and sampling of his band.
Currently playing the new batch of songs written in West Adams LA Aaron is now a full time dad while composing and touring the US.