The Hollow Ends | Saint Louis, MO, USA

The Hollow Ends is a Saint Louis, Missouri folk-rock project created by songwriter Zachary Schwartz. The primary drive of the music comes from fleeting tempos, pounding drums and a distorted hollow-body guitar, focusing the energy and function of punk and…

McHalo | Indianapolis, IN, USA

McHalo is an Indianapolis, IN based band that is rooted in acoustic instruments, but not limited to a sole genre. They incorporate elements of folk, blues, reggae, rap, rock, pop, country & jam. Local visual artist & music promoter legend…

Delta Duo | Indianapolis, IN, USA

Pre-WWII Mississippi Delta blues with an Eastern European flair, Irina Povarova and JJ Stenzoski are Delta Duo. This Indianapolis-based band marries the raw tone of a resonator slide guitar to the sweet purity of the classical Russian violin.

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Fleeting Suns | Chicago, IL, USA

This Chicago based Indie Americana band might be young, but they are a force to be reckoned with. Fleeting Suns got together in the early days of 2013. A mixture of family, friends, roommates, and strangers assembled to bring to…

Steven Dunn | Indianapolis, IN, USA

Growing up in southern Indiana, Steven Dunn, was no stranger to the sounds of Bluegrass or Gospel. He spent many evenings sitting on his mother's lap as she played hymns on the families piano.  Listening to his debut release…

Luke Mahler | Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Luke Mahler is a singer/songwriter based on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia. He combines styles of folk, alt-country, and roots with story telling to write his music that has been compared to artists such as Ryan Adams, Bob Evans, and…

Achilles Tenderloin | Richmond, IN, USA

Achilles Tenderloin is Joe Augustin -- a college librarian by day who travels the tri-state area by night as an original folk blues artist from Indiana. His music is heavily influenced by pre-war blues artists, especially Skip James and Son…

Rachel Levitin | Washington, DC, USA

Rachel Levitin started writing songs at the age of 12, after a few years of being enrolled in middle school chorus, playing trumpet in the school band, and learning guitar. “It’s been a full-steam-ahead musical lifestyle ever since,” says Levitin…

Kolas | Montréal, QC, Canada

"I come from a little village in southern Quebec, where I grew to love the outdoors and the blues. With parents who always talked about traveling, I eventually wanted to make my own experiences. So at the age of 18,

Mosno Al-Moseeki | Baltimore, MD, USA

Mosno Al-Moseeki, is a Sudanese performer. He has shared the stage with Mathew Santos, Rusted Root, & Farah Siraj. His song "No Kingdom" from his previous album "NOVELLA: A Love Letter To Culture Clash", is featured in the award…

Anja McCloskey | Hamburg, Germany

I just love the deep and full sounds and the little quirky noises the accordion makes and I don’t know any other instrument that can be so versatile and expressive." - Anja McCloskey

McCloskey is a German-American accordionist and singer-songwriter…

Mighty Brother | Bloomington, IN, USA

Mighty Brother is a songwriting duo honoring the folk tradition through of lyrical storytelling while embracing the eclectic instrumentation of the indie folk genre. “Like if you heard Fleet Foxes through the walls at the Neutral Milk Hotel and mistook…