Brandon Leake, is an artistic visionary whose roots lie in the ghetto’s of south side Stockton, California. Being born and raised to a single parent household with his mother, Brandon was accustomed to the complexities of playing this game of life with the decks stacked against you. Brandon made it out of his neighborhood ghetto into a college classroom. This journey came with its many trials from the loss of integral members of his family and abusive home life, but these trails mixed with this spiritual collegiate journey would soon blossom into a beautiful poetic journey.
Complicated Animals is the Brazilian & American duo of Monica da Silva and Chad Alger. Mixing breezy Indie Pop and Vintage Brazilian Bossa Nova, they've created their own unique genre, Indie Nova. Complicated Animals' music has been featured on ESPN during the World Cup 2014, and licensed by Putumayo World Music for their compilation "Brazilian Beat."
Mimi Gilbert crafts a tender, robust meditation on universal themes of human existence: love, sorrow, loss, and faith are a few off the tip of the ‘daily iceberg.’ Stripped of pretense, palms postured outward, she offers honest and luminous chronicles of what it means to live the daily mysteries of our lives alongside the imperative to ‘love the daily fight.
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Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players are an acoustic trio from Stockton, California. These gentlemen effortlessly blend Americana, Bluegrass, Soul, and Old Time Music to create a unique, fresh, and energetic sound.
The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music, as well as put new twists on old favorites. All together, they blend their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of good ole' fashioned roots music.
Gaelynn Lea has been enchanting audiences with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country.