Kyle Donovan - With appearances last year at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Kyle Donovan's forthcoming album has already won critical acclaim from folk festivals and competitions across the nation. The storytelling troubadour has been crafting these vivid vignettes, capturing moments from everyday life to tell stories of love, loss, family, and the passage of time for a new album called Then and Now, slated for release in 2019. He calls the countryside near Boulder, CO home, and often plays and collaborates with other songwriters on the Front Range.
Texan Brian J Kalinec has been called "a combination of Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, James Taylor, and Rodney Crowell in the stories he tells" in a review in music magazine Rootsy. He has also been described by Robert Bartosh of Roots Music Report "one of the most creative songwriters from the Texas music scene". Brian has received a considerable recognition here and abroad, in events such as a winner of the Songwriter Serenade Competition and the Big Top Chautauqua Song Contest, and second place in the Woody Guthrie Song Contest and a finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, to name a few.
Jordi Baizan is a first generation American and native Texan songwriter. His songwriting has garnered him recognition from several prestigious songwriting competitions including the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition, the Songwriter Serenade Competition, and the South Florida Folk Festival’s Singer/Songwriter Competition. Baizan connects with the hearts and minds of audiences all over the US and Western Europe with well-crafted, clearly-delivered lyrics and a unique vocal quality that often brings comparisons to James Taylor and Jim Croce