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Taylor Hollingsworth Country Western
Folk Art Blues Rock from Birmingham, AL
Straight out of the cassette player in a beat up 78 VW camper, the poorest kid in the richest zip code in Alabama, bottom ten of his high school class, with three broken guitars, and a four track recorder, Taylor Hollingsworth writes, plays, and records Folk Art Punk Blues Songs. He has released four solo full length albums, one hand made cassette, and one ep. His first tour was selling merch for Mississippi blues artist Paul "Wine" Jones. He also records and plays with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Sweet Dog Experience, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans and his Southern Ace's, and numerous other projects. There's a picture of him on the guitar center in Jackson Mississippi.
from Wikipedia: Taylor Hollingsworth is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Birmingham, Alabama. He first picked up the guitar at age 14 and has gone on to front his own bands as well as play guitar for others, notably Maria Taylor. He is married to Maria's sister, singer-songwriter Kate Taylor. They had their first child together, a daughter, in 2012.
Hollingsworth plays guitar with Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst on his latest project, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. During the Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band tour Taylor played some of his own music including the song called Central City from the album, Bad Little Kitty. He also records and plays with the Sweet Dog Experience, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans and His Southern Aces, Maria Taylor, Kate Taylor and Nik Freitas.
Hollingsworth's "Bad Little Kitty" was nominated in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for College Record Label Album of the year.
Taylor's album, "Life with a Slow Ear" came out on Oberst's Team Love Records label in November 2009.
He is also part of the duo Dead Fingers with wife Kate Taylor. They released their first album in 2012.
You Know That Summer's Comin' - Taylor and the Puffs (2003 · Skybucket Records)
Tragic City - Taylor Hollingsworth (2005 - Brash Music)
Bad Little Kitty - Taylor Hollingsworth (2008 - Mass Music)
Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst (2008 · Merge Records)
Outer South - Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band (2009 · Merge Records)
Life With a Slow Ear - Taylor Hollingsworth (2009 - Team Love Records)
Pawn and Gun - SDX (2013 - Team Love Records)
Rock N Roll/Blues/Garage/American from Nashville TN
The Blackfoot Gypsies have created a place that dreamers, night flyers, and adventure seekers can gather and embrace the triumphant harmony of spirit and music - made by humans, for humans.
With 4 years, 4 releases, and countless miles under their belt as a 2 piece band, Zack Murphy and Matthew Paige have called on fellow brethren Dylan Whitlow (bass) and Ollie Dogg (harmonica) to join forces and help expand their already wide spectrum of American music. The upcoming release of the band's second full length LP, Handle It, serves as the debut of The Blackfoot Gypsies as a full-force four piece band.
Infusing the honest roots of blues and the deep secrets of real country music, The Blackfoot Gypsies create a rock 'n' roll pace and angst that keep your heart alive, all while pounding to a true Nashville beat. The swirling vortex of their records and live show welcome you into a world where linking arms with friends and strangers keeps your head far above the clouds. In a world where all too often "music" is made simply to keep the masses happy, the Gypsies make music you can believe in, not just fall for.
The Lonesome Heroes
Folk/Indie/Dreamy from Austin TX
The Lonesome Heroes is a Cosmic American band from Austin, Texas. The music combines elements of indie rock, folk, and country into a highway revelry that unites decades, sounds, and regions. Described by Austin's KUT 90.5 FM as: "Western Americana, a cross-pollination of rock, folk, and country with psych and indie pop – influences from Texas and Brooklyn backgrounds. It’s the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths."
The Lonesome Heroes have toured extensively with 1000+ shows throughout 27 states. 2014 found the Heroes recording their 4th studio record in Austin under the production guidance of Gary Newcomb at Public Hi-Fi and Z Sound Recording. The new record is scheduled for release January 2015.
The bands last album Daydream Western was nominated by a panel of judges including Tom Waits, Keith Richards, and Suzanne Vega and went on to win the 2012 Independent Music Awards Vox Pop award. ABC featured their music on the TV Series Nashville in 2013. The Lonesome Heroes have shared the stage with countless up and coming and established acts including; Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Deer Tick, Phosphorescent, Jim James, Mariee Sioux, Shovels and Rope, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, The California Honey Drops, Black Joe Lewis, and Gregory Alan Isakov.