A native of the Rockville/Gaithersburg area of Maryland, Mike started his musical journey as a rock and go-go drummer for high-school bands. When he discovered he could sing, Mike picked up a guitar and found his soul was in songwriting and singing inspirational and fun, uplifting music.
Scott Kurt grew up in America’s Rust Belt, and the grittiness of his roots is evident in every aspect of his music. From his debut album, “Ragged But Right”, recorded with his band Memphis 59, to his first solo effort “Down This Road”, he captures the essence of hard living, hard work and hard times in deeply personal lyrics delivered by a whiskey-tinged bar room voice wrapped up inside a whole lot of full-tilt country-rock guitar.
Mark Glass is a rising musical artist in the Baltimore/DC with soul and a voice that projects it. Mark is in the process of recording his unique blend of pop, r&b, rock and soul and performing at local venues. He has received much critical acclaim from audiences and venue-owners and is attracting fans as well as local and national support.
Dr. Fu is a dynamic rock cover band known for its energetic stage shows and rock versions of hits from the 80’s through today. Dr. Fu features a collection of experienced musicians who have shared the stage with a variety of national acts such as Cheap Trick, Third Eye Blind, Pat Benatar, Bootsy Collins etc.
Keeping it simple and soulful, Brent & Co. combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul. Performing over 250 shows a year, this is a sound crafted on the road and in front of audiences nationwide. After touring on the 2012 release Not How We Dream EP, Brent & Co. are eager to unleash their new music on the world and continue bringing their live show to fans far and wide.
Schreiner is a Northern Virginia based rock & blues power trio led by vocalist / guitarist John Schreiner. Schreiner is a band that thrives on performing live. Composed of professional musicians from the D.C. scene, Schreiner ensures the audience gets the full ‘live experience’.
Party Fowl is a Delaware based cover band playing all of your favorite songs from all genres and all years. Whatever keeps you dancing!!
Phil Rossi has had the pleasure of performing throughout the Washington DC Metro area for the last 16 years at Jammin Java, the Black Cat, IOTA, Parallel Wine Bistro, DNV Rooftop Lounge, 868 Estates Vineyards, Hidden Brook Winery, Fabioli Cellars, 1836 Taproom, Ragtime Restaurant, the Ashburn Pub, Monks BBQ, 930 Club Back Bar, Battlestreet Live, and Whitlow’s on Wilson to name just a few. He performs solo acoustic (your favorite music from the 60s through today, featuring loops, percussion, and tasty grooves) as well as some DJ/Electronica/fun noises.
He writes, records, produces, and subsequently performs a lot of different flavors. He blames an eclectic musical background growing up, from Otis Redding, to the Doors, to Bauhaus, Erasure, Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Waits and everything in between. He has played acoustic for years, solo and in groups
Moonstone is two friends who really love playing music. They’ve known each other for years and years, played in a few different bands… They are both currently in the band FIREKITE, and decided they wanted to add a new aspect to their live music.
After years of performance being a bass sideman, and co-fronting popular Loudoun County, Virginia band, One Horse Town, Julia Kasdorf gives us her solo album, “Motel”. The 11 (8 original, 3 covers) acoustic guitar-driven songs show how deep and wide Julia’s musical experience has been. Solidly Americana, with gleams of Motown, “Motel” shows us what its like to grow up loving rock ‘n roll in a bluegrass household.
Recorded over the course of a year at studio in the woods, “Motel” pulls together everything that Julia loves about music – flat top guitar, driving rhythm, a little soul, and visceral songwriting. Julia produced her own album and invited local legends Jon Carroll, Lynn Kasdorf on pedal steel, Mike Ault, Buddy Dunlap, and Gary Ferguson to help bring her sound to the acetate. “Somethings didn’t quite work out, and I painted myself into a couple of corners. There were times when I absolutely didn’t know what to do and wished like heck I had a producer to tell me!” she acknowledges “but I picked the right musicians and “Motel” kicks *ss, just like I wanted it to.”
Julia feared that the weak point of the album might be her singing. With the help of Les “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band” Thompson, she got away from the kind of pushy delivery she’d developed playing live shows, and found a way to just let the words slip out like honey. Julia was surprised and gratified by the results, having unexpectedly discovered a new gentle subtlety in her voice. “I knew that in the process of making “Motel” I’d learn a lot about myself, about what I wanted to say, about how I wanted to say it. After all the music I’ve learned and absorbed over the years, I thought something pretty cool might happen.”
Ryan is a musician from Dunkirk, MD currently attending Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee. He is one not to be missed!
Dan Barry is a singer-songwriter who blends influences of rock, jazz, folk, and soul into a unique sound.
Jon Cresswell is an indie pop singer-songwriter/ producer from Manassas, Virginia currently living in Los Angeles. This inspirational self-taught musician boasts catchy pop melodies, strong Hip-Hop/Pop style beats, and extraordinary instrumentation to achieve passion filled compositions.
“My music is about sharing my Joy… to reach out and touch someone’s heart with my music that leaves a lasting impression of love.”
His first official EP entitled “Gift Wrapped” will be available worldwide featuring his much anticipated single “For Myself”
For The Win is a party band from the Washington DC area playing a wide variety of Top 40, Pop, Rock, HipHop, etc for clubs, weddings, festivals, private events, corporate events, and everything in between. Fronted by the dynamic duo of Ryan Amato and Amanda Anderson, their electric stage energy, powerful vocals, and rapping skills never fail to impress and allow the band to play a wide range of material.
The Internal Frontier is a polished indie/pop project emerging from the D.C. area that combines early mainstream rock and indie flavors to make a unique sound of its own.
Rock…everything from Amy Winehouse to Led Zeppelin!!
STR Incorporates a blend of hit songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and today that represents the band’s musical tastes while also appealing to a broad audience. They select music that is well-known but not overplayed, and tailor each performance to the venue and the audience on any given night. Their versatile catalogue, combined with their high-energy stage presence, makes every STR performance unique.
A Northern Virginia native, singer/songwriter Chris Timbers draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, blues, rock and country. A soulful, rootsy singer with early acoustic songwriting, Chris Timbers is presently gearing up for his freshman release as a solo artist.
If ever there was a natural born entertainer, it would be Wesley Spangler. Rasied in Southern, MD, he now resides in Nashville, TN. For the past 10 years he’s been performing at various venues up and down the east coast. Known for his energy and antics on stage, Wesley brings his audience “into” his shows. His multi-instrument talent is showcased on several sings such as playing the fiddle in “Mountain Music” by Alabama. Over the past 10 years, Wesley has opened up for acts such as Rodney Atkins, Colt Ford, LoCash, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and many more!