Like a prism breaking a beam of white light into its multitudinous parts, Sam Cooper's poetic, metaphorically-dense songs unwind on his truly solo album "Long Lost Love." Complex layers of self-harmony are backed by his own performances on a dozen multi-tracked instruments. He takes the phrase “multi-instrumentalist” to impressive excess: guitars, piano, violin, accordion, banjo, bass, organ, mandolin and even the charango (a kind of Andean lute).
On stage, away from the technological alchemy of the CD, the focus is narrowed instead to the most personal level – connecting and communing with an audience through flannel-clad humor, musical challenges, sing-alongs and of course, stellar musicianship. It’s a night of pure entertainment, where Sam Cooper, the consummate entertainer, engages and delights the audience with a natural kind of charisma and charm.
Hailing from Joshua Tree CA, Gene Evaro Jr. & The Family are a tight knit group of players who deliver pocket tight grooves and soulful songs. Fronted by a brother and sister duo, you can’t help but be moved by their blood harmonies and touching lyrics.
With roots reaching from Boston, Nashville, to Joshua Tree, Gene Evaro Jr. & The Family have an infectious, healing sound!
Gene Evaro Jr's music has reached international audiences and success through his song "Past Pain" which was placed in The Discovery Channels "Deadliest Catch" series.
Heartwood is a Portland-based duo composed of Gordon Keepers (vocals, upright bass, guitar) and Elisabeth Pixley-Fink (vocals, keys, guitar). The pair met at four a.m. at an old time house party in the hills of Portland, and have been singing harmonies in their living rooms ever since. Both songwriters, the two artfully craft direct and intimate songs showcasing their close harmonies and clear vocal blend. The multi-instrumentalists use their skills to invoke moods ranging from dark Jason Molina-inspired country to sunny children's tunes. Sweaters are a very important part of Heartwood’s sound.