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Country Artist Heather Rayleen says most of her memories of childhood involve music in some way or another. As soon as she was talking she was singing and started performing at churches and rodeos as early as age 6. She also performed in the school choir and multiple talent shows. At age 11 she started learning to play violin in the school orchestra and continued through high school and played in the school Symphony. Learn more at https://heatherrayleen.com.
Emily Cole resides in Montgomery, TX, a small town just NW of Houston, TX. At the age of 12, Emily attended her first songwriters camp. Emily already knew she loved to write, but the camp gave her a new love of writing music. It also made stronger her love of singing and Emily realized she wanted to be an artist. She hasn’t looked back since. Learn more at https://www.emilycoleofficial.com.
Tyler Wayne Griffith is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Santa Fe, Texas. Brought up on the sounds from the “Golden Era” of Country Music, it’s easy to see where Tyler draws much of his musical inspiration from. The first thing you’ll notice when Tyler sings is his unique sound; it draws the listener in and his raw, passionate performance leaves a lasting impression. Learn more at https://tylerwaynegriffith.com.
Ray Wyatt is a Texas singer-songwriter based in Houston. He holds songwriter of the year award from Houston Songwriters Association.
Songwriter Kory Quinn, a DIY contemporary hobo intellectual, has a refreshingly homespun take on Americana, a very welcome sigh of relief in today's contemporary market. After spending over 270 Self-Booked Dates on the road, spanning 7 countries, on three Continents this past year alone, Quinn still finds time to write and record new material. The just released second full-length album, At The End of The Bar, boils down red-dirt basics in a freewheeling roadhouse stew. Learn more at https://www
Kim Solem is a jazz/swing artist in Houston. Check out her music at https://www.reverbnation.com/kimsolem.
Emily Breneman is a pop singer and songwriter from Michigan, currently living in Houston TX. Check out her music at https://www.emilybreneman.com.
John Taylor is a Houston, Texas singer-songwriter that received the Wild Card finalist spot in the 2021 HosutonLive songwriter competition. You'll frequently hear him at Song Circle Houston gatherings.
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Raquel Cepeda is a Jazz Singer and Songwriter who brings the best styles and rhythms from around the world to the refined language and aesthetics of Jazz. A highly regarded singer who has shared the stage with Jazz legends such as Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis. Find out more at https://www.raquelcepeda.com.
Jazz singer in Houston Texas. I do jazz standards from the Great American Song Book that would be swing, ballads, bossa nova, latin tunes and some pop tunes thrown in for the mix. I have been singing jazz for almost seven years. My voice has been described as smooth, playful and heartfelt. Singers that I have been compared too Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day and Diana Krall. Learn more at https://ermelindacuellar.com.
John Egan has a unique sound ranging from traditional country blues to a more modern songwriter style. He is a masterfully skilled guitar player who uses poetic lyrics and vintage resonator guitars to create an expressive personal music. Often performing solo, Egan’s guitar style includes, in effect, playing bass, lead, and percussion, all at the same time. He says, “the rarefied air where Lightnin’ Hopkins met Townes Van Zandt...” Learn more at https://thejohnegan.com.
Ken Gaines is an award-winning Texas singer-songwriter in Houston who not only performs at some of the most iconic Houston listening rooms, but also supports other songwriters in their pursuit of the craft. He is ver involved in Kerrville Folks Festival, HoustonLive, Song Circle Houston, Songwriter Serenade just to name a few. Check out more about him at https://shoutouthtx.com/meet-ken-gaines-singer-songwriter-producer-teacher/.
Angie Goeke is a multidisciplinary artist, committed activist, and compelling songwriter with a forte for cinematic storytelling. Check out her music at https://angiegoeke.com.
High lonesome harmonies with a rock n roll soul. His was hard rock and heavy metal. Hers was the classic sound of the East Texas piney woods. Theirs was a fiery collision, bearing forth a sound that was at once novel and instantly familiar--high lonesome harmonies with a rock and roll soul. Check out their music at https://griftersandshills.com.
With over 50 million digital streams, over 100,000 albums sold, fourteen #1 singles on the Texas Country Music Chart and a #1 song on the national Power Source Christian Country Music Chart, Curtis Grimes has proven to be a force in the country music industry that can't be denied. Learn more about Curtis Grimes at https://www.curtisgrimes.com.
Not many can say they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Carrie Underwood, and Howie is one of even fewer who can say they were handpicked to do so at the age of 5; while other kids were learning how to ride a bike, she was teaching people to expect the unexpected whenever they hear the name Payton Howie. Her singles “Freedom”, "Never Go Home", and "Country Before Me" are featured on several of Spotify’s sought after editorial playlists and her music has collectively attained over a million s
Holly Tucker stepped on stage for the very first time and caught the bug for performing at only 7 years old, the age when most little girls are playing with their Barbies. She was 14 when she recorded her first full length CD, 17 when she recorded her second full length CD, and she was 20 years old when she grabbed American’s attention with a 4-chair-turn on Season 4 of NBC TV’s hit show, The Voice. Learn more at https://www.hollytucker.com.
Earning the top 10 country Indie chart, Wild Rabbit salad is "best under the radar duo; in unpredictable times, this music can be an anchormost diverse and imaginative, uniquely brilliant." Check out their music at https://wildrabbitsalad.com.
Mark is a Houston based singer-songwriter, guitarist, poet and family man. He enjoys sharing his #rockwithapositivevibe (think Tom Petty meets John Mayer) with stories and emotions behind his music, guitar riffs and select covers from his musical influences.
@MarkWintersMusic Learn more at www.markwintersmusic.com.
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