All artists are experienced at live streaming and available to book live streamed events for your series. We've added a section below each artist's profile regarding in-person scheduling for 2021-2022. Please contact us for more information.
Abby Posner has been a working musician in Los Angeles for the past 16 years. She is best known for her ability to play nearly any instrument that she can lay her hands on, twisting genres, and pushing the boundaries of folk and roots music. If you have seen Abby perform live, you know she can play a mean lead-blues guitar solo, or throw down a complex Earl Scruggs banjo riff. You also may have spotted her playing drums, mandolin, or bass while using her looping pedal. In addition to her versatility, she puts passion and soul into everything she plays.
This singer-songwriter is the most criminally undiscovered artist out there, and by ‘there’ I’m referring to both the physical world as well as the far more influential virtual one. Her songs are so sweet and achingly beautiful at times that they belong on the soundtracks of romantic comedies (the good ones produced by Judd Apatow.)
-By: Nick Schneider - Entertainment Bureau
Abby has done many successful live stream shows and is available to book virtual 2021 dates.
Photo by Matt Andrews
Jenner has done successful live stream shows and is available to book Summer 2021 and beyond in person dates.
"Jenner Fox is a multi-faceted, uber-talented individual who makes people feel better when they're around him. I've witnessed the unique twinkle in Jenner's eye in 2 separate arenas. One was when his hands are on the oars of a raft, smiling in the calm, blue-green pool below a powerful Class V section of the famous Futaleufú River in Patagonia. The other is in a dimly lit lodge, sitting on sheepskins under the Southern Cross in the sky above while he pours his soul into filling the space with his powerful music. In either venue, Jenner is inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting.
On the river and on the road, Jenner is a folk singer with music that ranges from a soft mandolin melody to full-blown guitar strumming that has strings on the edge of breaking. He draws his influence from river canyons, urban communities, John Prine, Josh Ritter, and the people, roads, and stories in between.
“Jenner combines the lyricism of Joni Mitchell and the commentary of Neil Young to represent the next generation of singer songwriters.” - Grammy nominated producer, Cookie Marenco
Kipyn Martin is an emerging Indie Folk artist whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas. Accolades for Kipyn include multiple GoldAwards in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (most recently for "God Is Love" from her 2017 album release, DANCE ACROSS THE SKY), as well as the honor of Washington Area Music Association's WAMMIE Award for New Artist of the Year. Recent touring for Kipyn includes shows with Ellis Paul, Kirsten Maxwell, and Joan & Joni performances scheduled in New York, New England, and New Jersey.
"I'm pretty sure God wishes she could sing like Kipyn Martin." -- Susan Werner
Kipyn has done successful live stream shows and is available to book late Summer - Fall 2021 dates
Photo by Eric M. Hilton
Photo credit: Joe Tecza
Peppino has been living in the Bay Area for over 35 years.
A native of Italy, D'Agostino has made his considerable mark as a musical artist on the guitar since arriving in the United States in the '80's. In 2017 Guitar Player listed him as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar of all time. The CD, "Every Step of The Way," was awarded by Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time. Peppino is not only one of the top guitarists in the world, but also a charming, engaging performer who composes music that truly mesmerizes audiences. His gift for creating emotional melodies supported by beautiful harmonies is well known. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the ten best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine.
"Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces. He's one of my favorite composers for this cranky instrument…I love his sound…" ~Leo Kottke
Peppino is doing a few limited live stream co-bills later this Spring, he will be available for possible live dates late in 2021-2022
Duos and Bands
Photo by Michelle Mc Afee
David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. It’s a range that ties Jacobs-Strain to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. “I try to make art that you can dance to, but I love that darker place, where in my mind, Skip James, Nick Drake, and maybe Elliot Smith blur together.”
David Jacobs-Strain has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia, including Merlefest, Telluride Blues Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly, Bumbershoot, and Blues to Bop in Switzerland. He’s taught at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, and at fifteen years old was on the faculty at Centrum’s Blues and Heritage workshop.
Bob Beach is a master harmonica player, flute player, songwriter and singer. Bob has performed for years with many musicians and is the harp player of choice on the east coast and beyond. Bob met David in 2002. Their live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll
“David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach blew me away last summer at Swannanoa. As we say at home, they knocked my hat in the creek. I can’t envision the audience that could fail to take to them from the first chord and to the last. Hear them yourself as soon as you can.”
David and Bob area available to live stream, some platforms will only work with David solo. David and Bob will be touring the east and west coast in the Fall of 2021- we are re-scheduling and filling dates.
Hailing from New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio are three musicians from three very different backgrounds, bringing their skills, quiet charm, and down-to-earth honesty to bear on songs that bring to life the sounds of the streets of New Orleans and the valleys of Appalachia and everywhere in between. They burst upon the national folk scene with the release of their debut EP, Still She Will Fly, whose title track was the #2 single on the Folk radio charts for the year in 2015. The trio’s live performances feature Heather’s multi-genre songwriting, their instrumental virtuosity, and their stirring three-part vocal harmonies. With their “traveling music store” of instruments, this trio delivers heartfelt music with brilliant musicianship, stellar three-part vocals harmonies, and earthy charm. Their last CD, 2017’s Singin’, debuted at #1 on the Folk radio charts and was the #11 album for the year.
Heather Pierson (lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, ukulele, melodica), from New Orleans traditional jazz to blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk, Heather’s songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, and a desire to share from the heart.
Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) is a self-taught phenom who brings an unassuming rock-solid foundation and a keen awareness to every moment of every song, informed by over two decades of wildly varying musical performances, from punk rock to reggae to jazz.
Davy Sturtevant (acoustic guitar, cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a sideman extraordinaire and an accomplished singer/songwriter of his own, wielding both an arsenal of stringed and brass instruments and a gorgeous tenor voice.
Heather and Shawn also appear on the stage as "The Heather Pierson Duo" for some scheduled performances and for virtual concerts.
"If you're one of those people who likes any style done well-- old-school jazz, folk, pop, classical--you'll love this prodigiously talented threesome. Keyboards, brass, all sorts of strings, and beautiful singing make for a dynamic show packed with energy and surprises." Sarah Craig | Caffe Lena | Saratoga Springs, NY
Heather Pierson Duo
The Heather Pierson Acoustic Duo is available for live stream concerts- they have performed online consistently for past year.
They will be ready to perform live in person shows later in 2021- we are looking to book shows in all parts of the US for 2022.
The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.
The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.
Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.
"Mesmerizing and stunning in equal measure...An artistic triumph for a duo of undeniable talent." FATEA
The Black Feathers are available to live stream now from their home in the UK - they have mastered the technology and have studio quality sound and video. We are ready to re-schedule and plan new dates Spring & late Summer- Fall 2022 for the duo.
With elements of folk, blues, classical, and rock, Nashville-based South for Winter's varying sound is united by storytelling lyrics, complex instrumentation, and earthy vocals. The trio, Dani and Nick Stone and Alex Stradal released their debut album Luxumbra, recorded in Nashville with GRAMMY-awarded producer Matt Leigh, in October 2020. Singles from the album been featured on sites such as American Songwriter, For the Love of Bands, Grateful Web, and DittyTV.
"[South for Winter's] music is polished and well-produced, the vocals are smooth and engaging, and the tracks are clearly the product of careful intention and creative vision. South for Winter is definitely a band to keep on the radar!"
– Out from the Pine Box, 2018
South for Winter is available for live stream concerts. They have done successful streams on Facebook and Zoom. They plan to hit the road starting in May- looking to book shows in Colorado, the mid-west and SE Summer- Fall 2021.