Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans continue to tour year round and continue to deliver amazing, high-energy performances.
Chart topping songs like “Fadeaway,” “Only Love,” and “Dreams” won them Rolling Stone‘s readers poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and they were part of a small contingent of bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative.
The Bad Examples have been a staple of the Chicago scene since their heyday in the early '90's, when their song Not Dead Yet was burning up the airwaves on Chicago's WXRT and on radio stations from coast to coast in America and across the ocean in Holland.
They've toured from LA to New York to Amsterdam, and played shows with bands including Los Lobos, Squeeze, Del Amitri, Steppenwolf, Wilco, The Lemonheads, Golden Earring, and BB King.
Singer/Songwriter in Central Illinois & Nashville, TN.
Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens have been creating electrifying, original rock’n’roll for 39 years. They were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Saturday Night Live.
They’ve since performed on stages coast to coast from the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to the Meadowlands Arena in NJ to Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, and internationally from Europe to Australia. Tour mates have included Tom Petty, Squeeze, The Pretenders, Lou Reed, and Ramones, among others.
In late 2012, four schoolmates joined together to form something that would become much larger than the sum of its parts. Hailing from Athens, Georgia, Walden emerged as the city’s newest rock sound. The band quickly captured the college town’s attention, taking them from a debut performance at a Pizza Hut to a headline show at the historic Georgia Theatre just two years later.
6 years after its inception, Walden has burst onto the scene with many major festival appearances, including Bonnaroo, Sloss Music & Arts Festival, Shaky Knees, and Sweetwater 420 Fest, as well as directly supporting names including Moon Taxi, Twiddle, Ripe, and Family and Friends.
Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America, and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.
The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”
With a narrative voice at turns poetic and unaffected, the Georgia-bred singer/songwriter/guitarist treads endlessly complex emotional ground: mental illness, toxic relationships, the frustration and shame of growing up gay in the Christian South.
But by speaking her truth with sensitivity and grit, Pruitt ultimately arrives at a self-acceptance that’s both hard-won and happily defiant.
90's popsters from Springfield, Illinois.