Collin Athas is a musician from Baltimore, Maryland. His music spans the generations, from Classic Rock ‘N Roll to Contemporary Top Forty hits. He has fronted two bands as a lead singer, guitarist and songwriter; and, since 2016 has entertained audiences primarily as a solo act, performing in various venues in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
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.
Keeton is a Washington, DC cover band that plays a wide variety of your favorite 90s alternative hits. Pearl Jam, Weezer, Foo Fighters, New Radicals, Eve 6, Better Than Ezra, Green Day — keeton covers them all and many more. keeton’s show will take you on a musical journey through the decade of the Internet, Nintendo, the Macarena, and Jurassic Park. With their wide array of upbeat, energetic songs, high octane guitar riffs, and strong vocal harmonies, keeton will get the party started and keep you dancing and singing along to those songs you love, but forgot you love. keeton — “90s and alternative for the people”.
Part of the now retired, very popular 10 piece band OTR, K & D is excited to be performing live again at FBL in this new configuration! With Kat Brais on vocals and Fred Muller on keys, this duo will be sharing pared down song arrangements ranging from American standards to Lady Gaga and everything in between and looks forward to hearing the audience sing along!
Melodime blends rock and roll, stunning piano melodies, and catchy guitar riffs with strong story-telling country roots and sing-along choruses.
Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (bg vocals, guitar, mandolin, dobro), perform over a hundred shows annually throughout the continental United States, all while running a charity, ‘Now I Play Along Too,’ which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children.
Anthony Gill is a local singer/songwriter who has been performing between Richmond and Northern Virginia for several years. His unique interpretation of classic Rock, Blues, R&B and Country classics has made him one of the most original live performers around. Sit back, relax, and enjoy while Anthony brings his unique style and energy to Farm Brew Live.
Vocalist and Guitarist John Schreiner leads the band Schreiner, a rock/blues/acoustic act from the Washington DC metro area. Schreiner is capable of performing covers & original songs as a trio/duo/solo act up to 5hrs in length. Schreiner formed in 2018 and has performed over 200 shows in and around the DMV region to include Mastros DC, Jammin Java, Ivy City Smokehouse, Sollys DC, Crafthouse, Wort Hog Brewery, and numerous other venues.
Todd Brooks is a guitarist/singer/DJ from Harpers Ferry, WV. He performs a wide variety of covers from Elvis, Michael Jackson, Luke Bryan, Oasis, Eagles, and John Cougar, all the way to Bon Jovi and Shinedown, as well as the many artists in between. With a knack for getting the crowd involved, Todd Brooks makes every show one you’ll want to see again. Wineries, private parties, clubs, corporate events, weddings, and DJ services are available.
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.
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.
A Maryland native, Shane Gamble embodies what it means to be a working musician. Shane attacks his guitar with passion and sings jangly songs about the good times with a distinctly American feel. Close your eyes and imagine if Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen were to emerge now on Country radio, then added a modern twist…that’s Shane.
For more than a decade now, bassist Stephen Bray and guitarist Russ Groover have been entertaining audiences throughout Virginia. Their unique twist on songs coupled with their humorous stage banter work together to present a most unusual acoustic show. As an audience member, you can expect the expected and the unexpected from this dynamic duo, while they play songs spanning 5 decades and several genres in an effort to play ALL your favorite songs in both familiar and very different ways.
Jillian Matundan is a singer-songwriter living in Northern Virginia. Her music and style is a blend of her favorite acoustic, rock, indie, and folk influences and inspirations.
Born and raised in New York State, she fell in love with was classical music when she began taking violin lessons at the age of three. Jillian trained on piano, flute, and even sitar-but is self-taught on all the other instruments she plays (guitar, ukelele, banjo, mandolin, string bass, and a host of other random instruments). She took a fifteen-year hiatus from writing and performing music to pursue a career in the labor movement when she re-discovered her musical muse in August of 2018.
Encouraged by friends and fellow songwriters, Jillian began playing solo at local open mics in January 2019, becoming the 2019 Vienna Idol runner-up along the way. She is a recipient of two Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2019 awards (Finalist, Adult Contemporary Category for “Hangin’ On” and Honorable Mention, Open Category for “Monkey Paw”). She will be releasing her debut EP in 2020.
Jillian is a member of the Reston Community Orchestra, the McLean Symphony, the Pantones Steel Drum Band, the Songwriters Association of Washington, and the Folk Club of Reston & Herndon.