Blind Melon, four-time Grammy Nominee and multi-platinum recording artist, is responsible for some of the most memorable and pure-sounding rock music of the ‘90s. Blind Melon was one of rock’s feel-good ‘overnight success stories’ best known for “Tones of Home”, “Change” and their smash hit, “No Rain”. In recent years their story had taken a dramatic turn – from an abrupt and tragic end, to a rebirth and reconnection with their legion of dedicated fans. With their reformation in 2007, Blind Melon has picked up with their fans exactly where they left off.
Trout Fishing in America
Trout Fishing in America will welcome kids and kids-at-heart with their eclectic folk and rock children's music.
Songs like “My Hair Had a Party Last Night”, “18 Wheels on a Big Rig” and “When I Was a Dinosaur” have earned them a place in the hearts of kids and parents everywhere. Besides their quirky and memorable kids’ performances, Trout Fishing in America has electrified festivals and performing arts centers across North America with their deep catalogue of songs. They too are four-time Grammy nominees.
Swift Technique is a Philadelphia-based band that uniquely blends funk, soul, rock and hip-hop, and is full of relentless showmanship.
The band has released two new music videos for their singles “Lucky Bump” and “Reason to Be.” Swift Technique’s live performances are unmatched in energy, musicianship and pure feel-good fun. Swift’s mission is to get you grooving, get you grinning, and fill you with positive energy.
Named XPN’s “Artist to Watch” in January, Ali Awan is a singer-songwriter who began playing shows in West Philadelphia basements as a guitar and bass player at 15 yrs old. After multiple nationwide tours as a member of the psych boogie band Needle Points, and a lead guitar position in the NY based project Jane Church, Awan has since been writing and performing his own material. Awan's Butterfly EP, released last month, stacks layers of guitars and keyboards into robust arrangements that reward repeat listens. There's always some new element to discover, whether it's a scintillating melody you never caught before, or the gravity of the songwriter's own lyrical musings about getting lost in the shadows of your mind.
The National Reserve
The National Reserve is a Brooklyn-based band that focuses on songcraft and showmanship. They marry gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and bluesy, boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. Recently releasing a stunning new debut album, MOTEL LA GRANGE, the band captures energy, emotion and entertainment for all to hear.