Ezra Bell is an eight-headed, 16-armed amorphous indie folk monster juggling instruments your grandfather knows and playing original tunes that are modern yet as familiar as the ghosts in a 100-year-old mansion. Heralding from Portland, OR, Ezra Bell produced the debut EP, “Don’t All Look Up At Once,” in December of 2013. You’ll find the band busking on streets, in parks, and along the waterfront of Portland in addition to playing gigs throughout the Northwest. Ezra Bell will bring a guitar, trumpet, upright bass, accordion, violin, mandolin, piano, banjo, cello, and some type of stationary squeezebox with keys to the studio to record a full LP in the winter of 2014/2015. They toured the West Coast and mountain states this Fall.
Candy Lee is an award winning, "golden voiced" singer/songwriter who combines her love for folk, jazz, and indie music to create her own original style. The first thing you'll notice when you hear Candy Lee is her voice- timeless, entrancing, and ethereal. She pulls you in with her sweet, catchy melodies and moving music, but it is her smart, creative lyrics that deserve a second listen. When she plays with her full band, Candy Lee and the Sweets, the band helps to create a more funky and psychedelic sound, which sets the mood for the main attraction of sultry three part female vocal harmonies.
Candy Lee is the 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in a Band. Her debut album, "The Gate," which features members of the Sweets, was also nominated for Album of the Year. She was recently a finalist for the Song of Arkansas Contest, for her song, "Here in Arkansas." Candy Lee and the Sweets recently played to a sold out crowd at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. She released her newest album, "Human Conditions," in March of 2014, for which a segment was recently recorded on Ozarks at Large on KUAF. Candy Lee and the Sweets will perform at The Fayetteville Roots Music Festival, as well as the Yonder Mountain String Band Harvest Festival this year.
Jenna grew up in lush Oregon, beside waterfalls, amid tall trees and foxgloves. For a time she went to live beneath Colorado's breathtaking peaks and among dear friends in generous Montana's giving, varied, and beautiful country.
She laughed and dreamed under stars and on rivers and across snowy mountains. Then one flowery spring, on a whim, she bought a little banjo...and suddenly all the poems she had been scribbling, and all the melodies she had been humming, and all the beautiful places she had seen spilled out over it's little plucky strings and finally...she had songs to sing.