Identical twin sisters, Carli Kennedy plays guitar and Julie plays violin, while they both sing and write songs. They recently were the grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and have had nine BCCMA award nominations since 2012. The country duo has performed during the likes of Canadian Music Week, the Live at Heart Festival in Sweden, the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, as well as Florida’s Listening Room Festival. They had a video get played on CMT in Canada, got their first Canadian Country Music Award nomination last year, and Julie was nominated for Fiddle Player of the Year (this year). They even talk about visiting 60 radio stations across Canada to do promo.
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This retro pop duo recently opened for Third Eye Blind and has performed at notable venues such as the Hotel Café in L.A. and The Bitter End in New York, plus other locations up and down the east coast from New York to Florida. Two weeks prior to this interview they released a video that in that time had already gotten more than 31 thousand views on their YouTube channel, which has over 150 THOUSAND subscribers. They have both written for artists on “American Idol,” “The Voice,” and “X Factor,” and one of them (Justin Bryte) was on MTV’s “Dream Bigger.”
Duo who spends extensive time on the road – including living in an RV – but also play at Disney twice a week and they’ve played at Busch Gardens too. They’re working on their second album and talk about topics ranging from their first house concert to recording in Nashville, performing at colleges and universities, thoughts on Open Mic nights, and what it’s like to perform with your spouse.
From “America’s Got Talent” in 2011 to the final season of “American Idol” in 2016 – after auditioning for the latter show six times – this Tampa, Florida-based singer, songwriter, guitar player just released her album at the end of last week, having self-produced the ten-song CD. Among other venues, she performs regularly with her band at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and also is a DJ (did an NHL party) and model (did a Nike ad). Plus, she even did the design work for the cover of her CD.
The Founder of Instruments of Change, which aims to profoundly impact the lives of disadvantaged children through the gifts of musical instrument donation. They have also done events that have featured some of the artists that have been interviewed on our show. An entrepreneur, Glen, himself, plays guitar and piano and a number of other instruments, albeit recreationally.
A member of the rock, alternative, indie, British-American band The Killing Floor, playing bass and providing lead vocals. The band last month released a four-song EP entitled, “Tongue Tied,” having previously done a full, 11-song, self-titled album prior to that. The band showcased at this year’s SXSW and also played in Las Vegas for the Vans Warped Tour. They will perform at Indie Week Europe in Manchester, UK, in October as winners of Indie Week Canada, where they received First Place Best Band honors at the Toronto festival. The band shot their first music video with legendary Hollywood director Joel Schumacher, for a song that was featured in MTV programs.
A country singer who has won several independent music awards including "Independent Music Artist of The Year," "Female Vocalist of The Year," and "Entertainer of The Year." She has released a couple singles this year and has a new album in the works. She also released a new video a few months ago too.
Having finished fifth on “The Voice” this year (Season 10), she then made her Grand Ole Opry debut two weeks later. A singer, songwriter, and guitar player, she put out an album in 2014 called “Bridges,” featuring performances with some of the biggest names in the business, and then followed it up with an eight-song release last year. She had actually released her first album at age 14 and is now working on material for another new album.
Born in England, she went to New York on vacation and never went home, later moving to California before settling in Arizona, where she now resides and does theater in addition to her music. She was the International Music and Entertainment Association’s 2015 Folk Artist of the Year, had their Folk Album of the Year the previous year, and earned three other notable awards in 2015. Among other topics, she discusses how one of her music videos got shown at the New York City Independent Film Festival and other similar events.
This newlywed from Pueblo, Colorado, grew up in California and then spent his teen years in New Mexico, where his father is a prominent musician. Dylan is a distant cousin of Maybelle Addington Carter, mother-in-law of Johnny Cash. A singer, songwriter, guitar player, Dylan is getting radio airplay and recently had the number 1 song on SoundCloud’s New and Hot charts for Folk and Singer-Songwriter music. Following a five-year hiatus he has emerged – in May – with his new album, called, “Lost My Way,” has started a record label, and is already working on a new album.