Meet Corey Nolen, story teller drawing from decades of American inspiration.
“If you don’t know where you’ve been, you don’t know where you’re going,” says Moore. “It was hard to break down my classical training into what I create now. I had to find what I thrive at.”
Energetic pop rock and soaring contemporary church music meet, outside the sanctuary, on Cardinal’s debut EP.
There’s something cathartic in singing about our vices. We often use music as a means to wash away our problems- if only we have enough volume. Sea Fix is a sonic tidal wave.
The four-piece rock group ruminates on the bitter/sweet bits of life- the moments that demand some real reflection to understand. Dire, not dreary, serious, but not too cerebral, Delicate Cutters can tap into a sense of vulnerability and stab straight for the raw emotions.
Rachel Hebert’s genuine lyrics and honest Southern roots have made her an epitomical example of the Birmingham songwriter. Soul and success have taken her music all the way from the notebook to the studio.
Dontez embraces the emotive and expressive opportunities of rhythm-based songwriting without dodging the well-established braggadocio of the rap and hip hop styles.
As a third generation musician, 21-year-old Phil Dudley’s inclination toward music was a calling rather than a choice. “Some musicians play for fun, and some play because it’s a part of them. I want my music to come from the heart.”
Spinning yarns about cowboys and devils, The Old Paints bring western music out of the saloons and into the taprooms of Birmingham.
The Matchcoats use pleasant harmony and delta blues inspired guitar to relate songs of growing up and lessons learned along the way.