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Tracy Colletto has garnered comparisons to Carole King and Joni Mitchell for her songwriting and vocal style.
Air Date: April 13, 2021
Though primarily a rock guitar instrumentalist, Cole also writes vocal music ranging from acoustic ballads to hard rock.
Bethlehem and Sad Patrick
Bethlehem and Sad Patrick perform songs of love and other struggles.
Air Date: April 6, 2021
Joe's song “Like Crazy Once More” expresses the uncertainty and fear of a military spouse or loved one waiting for a soldier to come home from war.
Huston's song “I Like You" is about the joys of early dating.
Mare, an American singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, and keyboardist, is known for her rich alto voice, distinctive sound and creative musical arrangements.
Air Date: March 30, 2021
The song "Castles" is featured on Alexander Charles' album "Fortune Cookies". This album portrays his journey of exploration and discovery this past year.
Keith Chasin (from the Triple T’s)
Keith Chasin originally recorded the song "Sweet Suite", with The Triple T's on their first album.
Rolling Stone calls Amythyst Kiah “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets”.
Air Date: March 23, 2021
John Michael Hersey
John is a singer-songwriter living in Pelham, New York who grew up in Southern New Jersey.
Anthony is a retired postal worker, and like John Prine, he wrote many of his songs while completing his daily deliveries.
A rapper, a rock guitar player, a gospel player, and a rhythm section that can handle all of it walk into a bar...
Air Date: March 16, 2021
Dave is a guitar virtuoso with a doctorate in philosophy who cut his musical teeth performing and collaborating with singer-songwriter Al Stewart.
Lizzy Hilliard is a singer/songwriter from the Philadelphia area. She attends Brandeis University to study music and theater.
Air Date: March 9, 2021
Michele Harron writes original songs with catchy melodies, that tend to be humorous.
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