On the title track to Welcome 2 Club XIII, Drive-By Truckers pay homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley got their start: a concrete-floored dive lit like a disco, with the nightly promise of penny beer and truly dubious cover bands. The 14th studio album from Drive-By Truckers—whose lineup also includes keyboardist/guitarist Jay Gonzalez, bassist Matt Patton, and drummer Brad Morgan—Welcome 2 Club XIII looks back on their formative years with both deadpan pragmatism and profound tenderness, instilling each song with the kind of lived-in detail that invites bittersweet reminiscence of your own misspent youth.
For 10 years now, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their up-tempo albums and live concerts that give children their first “rock show” experience. With the release of their seventh studio album, Ready Or Not!, this Seattle “Kindie Rock” quintet will have children and their parents on their feet screaming for more, the moment they hit the dance floor!
They are Sarah Shannon (former singer Sub Pop band Velocity Girl), Danny Adamson (rhythm guitar), Tom Baisden (lead guitar), Jennie Helman (bass player) and Michael Welke (former drummer of Harvey Danger). As parents, they add 10 children to the crowd, ranging in ages 7-15. Since 2008 they have been poised to keep their families and yours dancing along at their live shows as well as to their recorded albums, and with their much anticipated seventh album, Ready Or Not!, it is clear they have no intention of slowing down!
So grab your pink & black tutus and skinny ties and join The Not-Its! Nation!
Sundae + Mr. Goessl are a Wisconsin-based duo that has been storming the country with their delightful brand of countrified jazz, melding the likability of Americana, pop and country music, and giving it a hybrid of jazz rhythms that will illuminate any music lovers hankering. Sundae + Mr. Goessl features award-winning vocalist, Kate Voss, and tireless virtuoso guitarist, Jason Goessl. This charming wife/husband duo has a style all their own and integrates humor, vintage style, interesting instrumentation, nostalgia and serious musicianship in their act. While it may be tricky to pin down a genre with these two, there’s one adjective that everyone can agree on: delightful.
Alabama-born and Southern-raised, Brett Benton has been obsessed with country blues ever since he was a child, listening to his parents’ and grandparents’ records at an early age. By his teens he was playing behind a drum kit, and by his early 20’s was learning his way around slide guitar. Currently in the Pacific Northwest, he has been featured on KEXP and his debut album You Got To Pray features Grammy-winning hill country blues legend Cedric Burnside.
Known for his fierce rhythmic finger picking, melodic slide guitar and booming voice, Brett’s raw style is best heard one of two ways: paying homage to its roots with solo, acoustic slide guitar; and electric alongside a heavy, relentless and dynamic style of drums that really emphasizes what country blues is all about… the hypnotic groove! For either style being played, both remain true to the nature of country blues – a style not played by many – while also retrofitted with grit and a bit of heaviness from the modern times. His music keep the fans moving and grooving!”
Seattle based singer/songwriter Tekla Waterfield incorporates elements of folk, country, indie, rhythm and blues and soul creating a wide-ranging sound unified by her dynamic vocals and point-of-view storytelling. Waterfield has been selected as a grant recipient by Jack Straw Cultural Center, Allied Arts Foundation and New Music USA. She’s released four albums of original materials and has had her work presented by KEXP, NPR, KBCS, One Reel and 4Culture with radio play in Scotland, Wales, Korea and across the US, reaching the NACC Top 25 Folk Album Chart for her most recent album, “New Skies”. She’s been featured in American Songwriter, No Depression, Sing Out! Radio Magazine, Audiofemme, and her song, “Better Days” was selected as a national finalist in the 2021 US Songwriting Competition. She often performs with her husband and musical partner, renowned guitarist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Fielder.
Bringing an unforgettable ambiance to any stage, Maya Marie keeps you captivated with her soulful voice that kicks a deep beat into your heart. Backed by the grit of rock, she inspires the audience to let go and liberate themselves while singing her truths from the bottom of her gut.