Seattle-based singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist Jill Cohn's songs pay homage to artists like Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan and the Counting Crows, with tunes ranging from personal reflections to musical contemplations of domestic violence and vanishing rain forests.
Raised in a small town in Eastern Washington, Cohn started singing before she started talking, and music has always been an integral part of her journey. A full-time musician since 1996, Cohn has released six critically-acclaimed independent releases and has engaged in seven years of nonstop touring.
During Cohn's tours, she has gained many new fans and concert opportunities, most recently as a national finalist in Jewel's Soul City Café contest. Her performances encompass a wide spectrum of venues and charitable events, ranging from coffee houses in rural towns to her most moving appearance to date, where she performed her song "Instead of the Innocent" in front of 8,000 people in Seattle's Volunteer Park. Cohn was also picked as an opener for the Girls Room tour, was a top-five finalist in the Lilith Fair Talent Search and has opened concerts for many national artists, including; Jewel, Stacey Earle, Loudon Wainwright III, and Dave Matthews.
Sista Otis has opened for Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti, Blues Traveler, Rickie Lee Jones, Fishbone, Rusted Root. Shared the bill with, Kings Of Leon, Wilco, Black Crows, REM and many many more.
"Sista Otis has enough power to fuel a fire and enough soul to make James Brown proud."
- Rachel May, Detroit News
🎶 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC:
*Songs featured on CBS’ #1 show NCIS, Indie films and international animation.
*Real Detroit voted Sista Otis #1 Solo Performer
*The Advocate named Sista Otis: Top 10 Indie Artists To See Live In US
*Sista Otis in the Press & on TV:
VH1, Rolling Stone, The Advocate, Where Y’At Mardi Gras edition, Cover of Metro Times, Cover Detroit News, Cover Entertainment section Detroit Free Press, Local FOX News TV Detroit MI, FOX News TV Myrtle Beach SC and many many more
*Sista Otis highest nominated artist in Detroit Music Award history
*Air Play in 12 countries and coast to coast in US
One Way Traffic is a St. Louis based Americana/Grassroots band to look out for on the scene. Producing a sound thats influenced by Bluegrass, Americana, Folk and Blues, One Way Traffic is unique in its approach and honest in its delivery. The group is composed of local musicians: Leah Osborne (vocals/baritone ukulele/washboard), Drew Lance (percussion/ vocals) Erik Ferguson (bass), Sam Avery (Guitar/vocals) and Sam Aubuchon (mandolin). All members are songwriters aiming to keep it fresh and share experiences with the listeners. One Way Traffic is made up of seasoned musicians that are hungry, young, and genuinely enjoy working together--and it shows in the live performance. What makes One Way Traffic unique is their outlook on making music. They strive to connect. With their incredibly unique songwriting and energetic and young performance One Way Traffic is able to please an array of listeners. The first single “Pretendencies” dropped January 18th on all listening platforms. The second single “The Shark” dropped February 20th. Touring is a definite in the bands future, as we've had success in town and are ready and eager to share our product! Forming less than a year ago, we've already had 50+ dates, multiple festivals and two sold out shows. Opening for and sharing the stage with the likes of Split Lip Rayfield, Dead Horses, Greensky Bluegrass, Allie Kral, Kitchen Dwellers, Ben Miller Band, Trampled By Turtles, Old Salt Union and many more. One Way Traffic is driven, passionate and ready to share what they have worked so hard on all over the country.
“This band is addicting! With roots in folk and americana, this sing-a-long jamgrass explosion will melt your face, and your heart.”
Foxgloves is the songwriting folk duo of Gregory Rawlins and Mike Surber.
Foxgloves is the songwriting folk duo of Gregory Rawlins and Mike Surber. Their history as friends and dual front-men in the Seattle rock band Sons of Guns only translates into a familiar energy onstage as they belt out and whisper their acoustic stories born out of life in the Northwest.
Now entering their 15th year as collaborators, the pair has seen the release of over a dozen albums, spanning genres of psychedelic rock, experimental soundscapes, blues, bluegrass, and americana, while tackling a gamut of subjects beginning with young adulthood, uprooting, relocation, camping trips, road trips, the love, loss and estrangement of friends and family, marriage, divorce, and those varied and rare observations made from both bustling city street and solitary mountain top.
As inspired, empowered, and hungry as ever, these two gentlemen are honored for the opportunity to do the things they love most: travel to a new horizon and play their songs for you.
My new EP is called "to Keep Us Close", and is available at shows Spring 2016. Hope to see you out there...Find out more about "Searchlights in Mexico" (2008) and "Light Up The Sky" (2014) on the webs! I have two websites: www.searchlightsinmexico.com and www.chrisbaronmusic.com that will always have up-to-date information.
May the fourth be with you!
Come join us for an awesome day of celebration! We love being apart of this community and seeing everyone who helps support us. We're looking forward to celebrating and raising a glass with you all for another year in the books!
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BEER, MUSIC, GAMES, AND RAFFLES!
Music by Wasteland Kings
Raffles featuring local businesses and all proceeds going to the Union County Friday Backpack Program
The Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Draped in Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwest croon, their debut release, 36¢, (Team Love Records) was hailed by many outlets and American Songwriter praised their ”earnest, earthy songcraft.” On Feb 24, 2015, Team Love will release their sophomore album, The Sacred Heart Sessions.
Arkansas-born and now homesteading in Olympia, Washington, Kendl Winter sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of the tour van and spreads her songs across the country Johnny Appleseed style. Kendl brings to The Lowest Pair her wonderfully weaving poetry of song, old and new, and a voice somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent with a little Olympia twist. Palmer T. Lee who hails from Minneapolis was nineteen years old when he inherited a couple of banjos and discovered he could reassemble them into his dream instrument. Former front man for the much loved high energy bluegrass band The Boys n’ the Barrels, Palmer’s songs are distilled into the warm sweet sounds of his percussive wordplay and the melodic interludes of his own unique style played on a pieced together banjo.
After nearly a year of traveling the country playing clubs, hotels, house shows, back yards and street corners, they found their way back up to Minnesota, this time to Duluth where they sat down to record the follow-up to 36¢. Linking up with Tom Fabjance at an old church (the same one Low recorded C’Mon in) seemed like the perfect way to expand on their sound without diluting their original magical formula. The Sacred Heart Sessions is an album that allows the listening to enter the space that surrounds its creation. One can virtually feel the walls and vaulted ceiling of the old wooden church rising up, creating a natural reverb and warming the air.
Be it Kendl’s punk roots, her admiration for the traditional American songbook or the gravitational pull she sensed drawing her to Olympia, it’s her combining these talents and creative impulses with Palmer’s Midwestern charm, the long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford and the strange moment of fate that left him with two inherited banjos as a young man; this combination has resulted in a uniquely original sound that is The Lowest Pair.