Danny Kensy is a nationally touring Country artist and songwriter based in Richmond, VA. His music blends a modern day edge with classic and traditional Western sounds. Danny has opened for such acts as Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Gary Allan, The Charlie Daniels Band, and many more.
Kensy’s songwriting has been awarded by The Billboard Song Contest, The International Songwriting Competition, and The Great American Songwriting Contest. He has also been deemed “One To Watch” by Nashville Songwriting group NSAI and has won theJosie Award for Modern Country Rising Star.
Bailey Hayes is a 24-year-old solo acoustic artist. He has been performing his whole life, but playing shows out at breweries, wineries, pubs, restaurants, weddings and more for 2 years now. His setlist contains an eclectic range of music … anywhere from country, to classic rock, to pop/soul, to folk, original music and more! The energy and melodies that he brings to his live shows will get you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, and maybe even get you on the dance floor!
Los Angeles-based artist Sharif has been performing throughout the world for more than twenty years. Taking popular songs of all styles and running them through his live music machine, Sharif creates a unique and dynamic show each and every night. Covering an array of artists, from Madonna to Nirvana, Sharif can truly transform any song into his own profound piece. Join us for an evening of acoustic guitars, warm vocals, and all your favorite songs. For the latest info, visit www.sharifmusic.com
This acoustic alternative rock soloist, Mike Richards released his first live self-titled, 5-track EP back in August of 2015. Based in Washington D.C., he has toured the country playing from coast to coast. Mike has been performing in rock bands and acoustically since the age of 14.His roots stem from a heavy influence of 90’s alternative mixed with some acoustic rock. His influences through the years have been the likes of Incubus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Prince, and The Beatles. He began this project after the split of The Offset, a former Washington DC based rock band that opened for the likes of The Wailers and Frankie Munoz’s band “You Hang Up”.
Since starting A Note Two Self, Mike has been signed to a small label based in Phoenix Arizona and has been performing around the nation for local clubs and festivals such as the Atlantic City Beer Festival with names such as the Dropkick Murphy’s and Streetlight Manifesto. He also performed in the 2017 Chicago IL and Columbia MD legs of Vans Warped Tour. His tour route for 2018 will include the final run of Vans Warped Tour, the Prescott Valley Fair in Phoenix AZ, and various other locations around the East Coast TBA.
JParis Rock Band was born out of a group of individuals with great ambition and a positive outlook on their musical journey. Ever since they came together in 2000, they’ve found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with fans and people all over the world. JParis has built a broad fan base in the region — fans with the kind of devotion and enthusiasm usually reserved for major acts with mainstream support. For anyone who has ever been to a JParis show, it’s easy to understand why. The energy and personality of JParis are contagious, and they connect with the audience unlike any other local band in recent memory
Married duo, Blair’s West, Beau and “Junior”, got their start in Nashville back in 2010. They were married in 2009 and after pursuing music separately they naturally fell into making music together. They have played together all over the country and after starting a family they made the decision to relocate to be near family. They are now based out of Richmond, VA, where they continue to perform together.
A native of Front Royal, Virginia, the country music singer/songwriter released his first EP “Up on the Drive” in 2016. This EP helped him gain traction with his music career around his hometown, the Shenandoah Valley, and further. Along with his EP, Ryan was a runner-up in the 2015 Texaco Country Showdown, a nationwide talent search, which solidified Ryan’s calling for a music career. Ryan has had the privilege of being the opening act for some major country artist’s such as Marty Stuart and Lauren Alaina. He has also shared the stage with fellow Nashville artists, and Clemson buddies, Cody Webb and Doug McCormick.
An archaeologist by day, Joe brings a skilled energy to the Alternative and Neo-folk music scene by night. He takes inspiration from a mix of artists like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Muddy Waters, Jon Foreman, and Needtobreathe, just to name a few.
Joe got his start in Silvertongue, a hard rock band best known for winning Washington D.C.’s “Next Big Thing” Battle of the Bands in 2010. He’s since channeled his energy and passion into being a solo acoustic artist and contributing member of Signal Hill Band.
Along with performing original songs, Joe covers artists ranging from the Lumineers to Goo Goo Dolls to the Zac Brown Band. He is local to Northern VA.
Uncle Jesse is here for you, and we’re about to become your favorite DMV-based cover band. Rock out with us as we take you back in time with all the best damn songs from the 90’s and early 00’s. Blink 182? Check. Green Day, absolutely. No Doubt? No doubt about it (see what we did there). Don’t forget your flannel and Doc Martens!
Rick Schaffer is part of The Jangling Reinharts. THE JANGLING REINHARTS came together to provide roots-rock music largely forgotten by other bands. Think: The Band meets Van Morrison and they go out to Stephen Stills’ house and listen to the Monkees while watching a Barenaked Ladies video. This melting pot of music describes what they are all about.