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Americana Music Profiles

Christopher Griffiths

Christopher Griffiths childhood dream was to grow up and become a rock star. Growing up in the cold winters of Michigan, he had a lot of time indoors to fantasize about such things. He didn’t have to wait long though, as he began playing in bands when he was just nine years old. Christopher attended Berklee College of Music in ...

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Caught In The Middle

New Zealand’s Aly Cook’s most recent CD, Caught In The Middle, saw it’s first single, “Red Dirt Road Trip,” land at number one on both the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart, and the Tasmanian independent Country Airplay Chart – not to shabby for an album project that was completely crowd funded. Her passion for performing and songwriting spills ...

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Bridges And Backroads

Jerry Salley has been a part of the Nashville music scene, writing and singing songs since 1982. He was born and raised in the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio. At 18 he signed with SESAC, a song performing rights organization. Upon graduation from the University of Ohio, he moved to Nashville to begin his career in music, landing a job ...

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High Fidelity Bluegrass

Nashville based, traditional bluegrass band, High Fidelity was nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2019 IBMA awards – an achievement to be proud of for sure. Jeremy Stephens, guitarist and lead vocalist for the group says he’s a big fan of the early male quartet music from the 1920’s and 30’s, and those influences certainly show up in their music, especially ...

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Color Outside The Lines

Jim Stanard grew up hanging out at legendary music spots like Main Point Coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where he saw great young musicians like Tom Rush, Doc Watson, and Bruce Springsteen. He saw Bob Dylan in Philadelphia in 1966, and attended Woodstock in 1969. It was an incredible era of music, and Jim fell in love with it. It inspired him play ...

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Big Blue Sky In The Morning

Barbara Jo Kammer knows first hand the journey of addiction recovery, and the fruits of life on the other side of it. After struggling for years, she’s poured her new lease on life and her love for performing music into a career as a music therapist. Not long ago, her group The Hippie Buckaroos, was named among the Best 10 ...

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The Sounds Of Sugarcane Jane

Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee make up the duo Sugarcane Jane. Hailing from the Gulf Coast of Alabama, these two have decades of musical experience between them. Anthony’s career began at the age of 18 when he went to work for Opryland, then on to the Grand Ole Opry with Roy Acuff. He eventually went on tour with artists like ...

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From Pipes To Strings

Glasgow, Scotland is home for singer/songwriter Michael McMillan. Michael has toured the world for nearly 30 years with his music, and earned numerous accolades along the way including album of the year nomination for his album, Cross Country, by UK Country Music Radio. Stuart Cameron (Hotdisc Radio and TV) called his record, Missing Person, “Quite simply, this is one of the ...

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The Machinist

Military veteran, KC Beck was born in Denver, Colorado, and currently resides just outside of Austin Texas where he has based his music career since 2005. KC fondly recalls a moment when he was seven or eight years old, being on stage, at a biker toy run. He credits that moment with inspiring him to want to return again as ...

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Road Trip Americana

When Lucie Tiger was a kid growing up in Sydney Australia, her family would take little road trips through the Australian countryside. “What we used to do to pass the time was play a lot of music while we traveled,” Lucy recalled. “We listened to a lot of 70s stuff like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt; you ...

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