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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.
A New City And A New Sound For The Saint Johns

April 29, 2013 - A little reinvention never hurt. The Nashville duo of Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson met in St Augustine, Florida, and quickly discovered how well they sang together.
LA Sisters Bring Energy Of 70’s Punk To Bleached

April 22, 2013 - You could hear it in their first singles in 2011 - sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin and their band Bleached are onto something.
Nashville's Escondido Sounds Like “Desert Sex”

April 15, 2013 - It’s not like Escondido members Jessica Maros and Tyler James don’t have enough going on already. She is a thriving fashion designer in Nashville, dressing Lady Antebellum and others.
Raw Gospel and Roots at The Heart of Nashville’s Luella and The Sun

April 8, 2013 - For our Sense of Place: Nashville week we went with the consensus pick of Luella and The Sun out of the many more than qualified Nashville bands we heard.
What’s It Like Inside A Twenty-Something’s Head? Listen To Waxahatchee’s New Cerulean Salt To Find Out

April 1, 2013 - There is a good reason the world is catching up with Katie Crutchfield and Waxahatchee. Her shows at SXSW, including an NPR showcase, were greeted rapturously.
After a three-year intermission from the music world, Duquette Johnston is back on the national stage with his upcoming release, Rabbit Runs a Destiny.

March 18, 2013 - The Alabama artist, known for his fusion of rustic and modern sounds, founded and played bass for the band Verbana, and has shared performances with The Civil Wars, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, and Bonnie Prince Billy.
There’s something so warm and so likeable about Birdie Busch, West Philly’s whimsical, verse-weaving siren—that hearing her sing is like being greeted with a wave of energy.

March 11, 2013 - Birdie's lyrics are quirky, candid, and refreshing, and she infuses each song with a real sentimentality that makes you think she’d make a great listener and a great best friend. So when she croons—voice breaking like the sun’s rays through the trees—to “settle in for the greatest night in history,” as she does on new tune “Sitgreaves Pass”—one can’t help but wonder exactly what she’s referring to.
Jesse packs the house with his live shows in New England, and is currently touring and poised to break through across the country.

March 4, 2013 - Boston's R&B musician, soul-singer songwriter, Jesse Dee just released his debut alum, On My Mind, In My Heart, on Alligator Records. The album is a fusion of funky, feel-good grooves, all wrapped up in an energetic and soulful vibe. He's opened for soul legends Etta James and Al Green.
Dutch multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacco Gardner's debut album offers a fresh take on the baroque pop sound of the 1960s.

February 25, 2013 - Gardner plays every instrument on the record except drums, and his studio acumen, command of instrumentation and sense of arrangement recall and update the kind of ornate songs orchestrated by groups like The Left Banke and The Zombies and producers like Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. Hear two tracks from Cabinet of Curiosities in this installment of World Café: Next.
Released one single at a time on 7" vinyl it put the band on the map and became one of the most popular albums of the year in Seattle.

February 18, 2013 - Formed in 2008, Pickwick members Galen Disston, Michael and Garrett Parker, Cassady Lillstrom, Alex Westcoat, and Kory Kruckenberg forged a path toward neo-soul and in 2011 released a compilation of music from three of their EPs.
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