Tommy Alexander is a folk singer based out of Portland, OR. He writes songs of travel and hope, of family and giving back. His songwriting is potent and powerful, while he doesn't waste many words. Tommy has released material under his own name and as a part of folk duo Quiet Lion. Since 2012 he has independently put out two full-length albums and two EPs. Tommy started writing songs in 2007 after dropping out of college and quitting playing baseball. He had never written or played music until he got a guitar for his 21st birthday. In 2010 Tommy founded 'Jenke', an artist collective and record label based out f Burlington, Vermont. He released his debut full length solo album 'Basement Soul' in April of 2014.
Since 2013 Tommy has been fortunate to share the stage with acts such as ; Kevin Devine, Rising Appalachia, People Under the Stairs, Milo Greene, Meklit, JOHNNYSWIM, Night Beds, Spirit Family Reunion, Naomi Wachira, and Jenny O.
"A few years later I received Basement Soul (Self-Produced, 2015) and it's like Alexander must have sold his soul to the Devil because these 12 tracks are gorgeous and soft, using guitar, bass, and drums with light-hearted focus, and Tommy's voice has altered into a mesmerizing, deep tenor, articulate and sincere. Basement Soul is a country/folk/americana beauty."
John Powell // Cider Mag
“The downright truth about Alexander and Jenke Records is that it is an expression of rebellion in a society that is trapped within institutional conformities and down-the-road retirement plans. Filled with an introspective and strikingly truthful style of songwriting, his music can be downright mind-bending -- especially for those of us who have grown used to Pandora's corporate jukebox and the cultural clichés that run with it.”
Jesse Aizenstat // Huffington Post
Kent Matthew Smith, (born November 15, 1985 in Kelso, Washington) is a NW singer songwriter. Born to a small, working class family, Kent is an up and coming artist in the NW. He managed to make a meek living with his passion for music.
He got his start in music playing lead guitar in Arrows for Eros from 2004 to 2008. In 2008 the band split, despite some promising opportunities in the music industry, and Kent started the band The Three of Clubs as the lead vocalist and guitarist.
In 2010 he started working on a solo album that should be finished by September 2012. Raised on every style of music from, Boyz 2 Men to Guns n Roses to Sam Cooke. His upbringing very
much influenced his musical styling. As an artist Kent has always had one goal in mind: to make good music that everyone can enjoy, not just one niche.