Book Talent in Worcester, Massachusetts
Kenn MorrAlternative Folk Rock
Kenn Morr is touring in support of The Kenn Morr Band’s new album “Along the Way” featuring ten new original songs penned by Morr in the Folk/Rock/Americana style for which the band has become known. Kenn Morr’s music has been described as “uplifting” seemingly coming “right from American’s heartland…” With airplay across the country and Europe (England, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, among other countries), “Along the Way” is set to bring the Kenn Morr sound to new listeners.
Pretty SaroAcoustic Roots Quartet
Pretty Saro burst into the Boston bluegrass scene shaking up the definition of American roots music. Meeting every so often in a tiny, worn, and slightly smelly dorm practice room, the bluegrass quartet tinkered away, trying to find the right blend of styles they wanted to convey the world. Over three years later, the boys are still chugging strong with no signs of slowing.
Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, & harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglia’s own heroes - The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin along with Danielle's lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. Danielle is nominated for a 2018 Boston Music Award for "Blues Act of the Year."
Eliot Lewis Of Hall & OatesSinger/ Songwriter/ Multi-Instrumentalist
Eliot Lewis is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as being a key member of the the Daryl Hall & John Oates band. Eliot is also one of the original featured musicians on MTV’s "Live From Daryl's House”. His contributions stand out on some of the best moments from the show including performances with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw and many, many others. Earlier in his career Eliot spent several years as a key member of the The Average White Band. Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band. "Eliot is a musician who can do it all, great singer, songwriter and guitarist. He rocks and he's got soul. No one does it quite like him" - Daryl Hall Having mastered four instruments over the course of his career; guitar, keyboard, bass and drums, Eliot blazed his own trail as a solo artist sharing his distinctive brand of rock & soul through solo releases and hundreds of solo tour dates all over the world. Eliot’s songs come from the inside out. “I think the main inspiration for any of my records is to convey these little slices of life, most of my songs are written about my own experiences and situations”. There are many who shaped Eliot’s music and writing. “As a guitar player, definitely Jeff Beck who I've been listening to all my life, as well as Billy Gibbons who I had the great fortune of working with recently, and Peter Frampton who I actually jammed with when I was 14 yrs old. I had the amazing experience of meeting and seeing many influential artists when I was a kid mainly at Madison Square Garden in New York City. A place I just played with Hall & Oates which was a lifetime dream. One of the first writers to in- spire me to write songs was Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, another favorite band of mine that I just worked with on Live From Daryl's House.”
Plywood CowboyRoots nostalgia with modern harmonic sensibility
Take yourself back to the days of dusty country roads, carefree summers, and your radio tuned to music that was soulful and authentic. Enter Plywood Cowboy in 2018, crafting songs ripe with these nostalgic comforts, yet perfectly suited for the soundtrack of modern life. With their second album release, “Blue Skies”, the band continues to produce refreshing music that has been called “steeped in tradition, with lyrics full of longing, truth and heart” by Sound Waves Magazine.
Belle Of The FallIndie Folk, Vocal Duo with a chaser of Bad Ass.
Belle of the Fall met when Tracy produced Julia’s debut solo album in 2014 at his studio, On Deck Sound Studio. They spent the better part of the next year touring together as solo artists. Eventually they began to play on each others sets and sing harmonies together. In July of 2015, Tracy and Julia wrestled with the idea of remaining separate solo artists or committing to a duo. They obviously chose the latter. Tracy’s weathered voice and upright bass seem to be built to compliment the world class vocals of Julia. Tracy owns On Deck Sound Studio in CT and Julia now works there in the videography department. In April of 2016, Belle of the Fall released their debut album; “Earthbound.” 23 states and 175 gigs later and they are about to release their second full length on April 6th, titled “Rise Up.”
Erin Harpe And The Delta SwingersElectric Delta Boogie
Erin Harpe has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, her Boston Music Award-winning band, are set to release their second full-length album entitled Big Road – out now on VizzTone! The self-produced album highlights Erin’s diverse influences, from her roots in acoustic delta and piedmont blues, to her electric side – slide guitar, boogie blues, funk, and soul. In the time since the band’s debut album Love Whip Blues (produced by Dave Gross) Erin and the band have been touring the country nonstop – honing their craft, and making plenty of new fans. They’ve driven countless miles (Erin behind the wheel) and had numerous adventures, and also (as you can imagine) trials, along the way. Subsequently, Erin has emerged into the limelight, taking on a more direct role as producer and playing lead guitar. Big Road is an apt name for her new, self-produced album. It describes where she and the band have been, traveling the highways and back roads, bringing people joy through their music. It’s also the name of Erin’s favorite Tommy Johnson song, “Big Road Blues”, the one that Billy Gibbons said he liked her arrangement of when she opened for ZZ Top! “It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make,” explains Erin, “an authentic live-sounding set of songs, centered around my guitar playing, which is at the root of my music – from acoustic finger-picking, to electric slide guitar, to wah-wah fueled funk, with a few guitar solos thrown in.” The album was recorded (and mixed) in just 6 days by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studio, during a snowstorm in southern Vermont, and features Jim Countryman on bass guitar and ukulele bass, Matt “Charles” Prozialeck on harmonica, and Kendall Divoll on drums and percussion, with a little organ and accordion added by their friend Michael Casavant.
Wise Old MoonRoots/Rock and Americana Band
Wise Old Moon is a touring rock band from Hartford, CT led by singer-songwriter Connor Zane Millican. Before recording two full-length albums with Wise Old Moon, Millican left home at a young age to travel the expansive American West, writing songs and recording acoustic demos along the way. Upon his return to New England, Millican set out to form a band that would pay homage to the long-standing tradition of roots and Americana music he came to admire in his travels. Wise Old Moon’s music breathes new life into a blend of genres with a high-octane live energy and a distinctive brand of songwriting inspired by Millican’s experiences coming of age on the road. Since 2013 Wise Old Moon has evolved to its current line-up of Ian Meadows (The Meadows Brothers) on electric guitar, drummer Stephen Cusano (Broca’s Area) and bass player Greg Lake (Johnny Pants). Pre-sales are currently available for the band’s five-song EP called ‘Factory Town’ – due in Spring of 2018.
Jeff PrzechAlt Country/Americana musician and songwriter.
"Przech is as Americana as they come and it’s not a dirty word to throw the country moniker around when describing this album. If Przech’s influences were trees he’d have an entire orchard full of some of the greats of the traditional and alt-country movements, as well as varying forms of folk and Americana." - Lonesome Noise