While serving as an instrumentalist and backup-vocalist in the Denver-based band The Stormcellars, singer/songwriter Calvin Armerding was writing his own songs in a basement apartment. The songs were rarely heard or rehearsed, but when he moved back to Upstate South Carolina in August of 2013, Calvin was determined to break up his one-man-band and find creative partners. The first step was reaching out to college friend Jeff Hennessy, with whom Calvin had played casually. Jeff’s sensibility and love of music significantly improves the scope and power of songs in desperate need of percussion. Calvin later met Shelby Price, who provides intuitive, laid-back harmonies that are so needed in many of his songs.
With roots spanning from Rockies all the way to the Carolina Blue Ridge, The Muchmores bring indie-folk sensibilities to bear on stories, protest songs, foot-stompers, and sweet melodies made … Read More »
Take a little Ben Folds, a little Billy Joel, a dash of The Beatles, and a good helping of rock n’ roll, and you get an inkling of Jeff Michaels’s sound, or what Evolution of Media refers to as “refreshing and exciting, with a sound that will never fade.
A self-taught pianist with a gift for matching instantly hum-able melodies with unique lyrics, Michaels has recorded with members of the Counting Crows, Train, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. His music has been featured in numerous TV shows, including The Real World on MTV, Teen Moms, The T.O. Show on VH1, and the Jam Party video game (Zivix / Peavey). His original songs have also appeared on NPR, CNN Radio, and local independent radio, while his song Boston Strong received a personal thank you letter from Massachusetts … Read More »
Thirty years of celebrated live performances and songs covered by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Blackhawk and Dierks Bentley, Jeff Black is recognized as a pioneer in the modern music industry. Boston’s WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years. After critically acclaimed commercial releases on label homes, fan favorite independent releases on his own Lotos Nile Music imprint, song placement on numerous independent films, Black continues to evolve as an influential artist on the who’s who list of post-alt troubadours. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed.
Folklore is the 10th release from the prolific … Read More »