MIDDLESPOON

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Even their name, MIDDLESPOON, is meant to challenge the status quo. The Austin duo makes infectious dance music about issues like gender roles, gay rights and feminism. Frontman Alexander Beatz showcases a soulful buttery voice, drawing influence from artists like Sam Cooke and Erykah Badu. Producer Jinx McGee creates fun and playful dance music with a twinge of rnb. His seamless production and Beatz' playful energy are the cornerstones of MIDDLESPOON's signature sound.

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HouseWife

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Vespre

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Vespre is written, produced, and performed by Detroit artist, Kaylan Waterman. Translating as "late evening" or "Evensong,"her music is meant to represent the moments that stand between the day and the night. With elements of Soul Gaze and Nu-Disco, Vespre is at once a musical exploration of the ethereal and an examination of the artist's roots.

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Lovers

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Mark Lavengood

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Grand Rapids' native son Mark Lavengood has toured the Regional, National, and International music circuits for over 10 years.

Wearing a multitude of hats as multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, band leader, mentor, active member of Michigan's Earthwork Music Collective, source of motivational energy, hobbyist massage therapist, Spanish translator and idea generator. 

Lavengood (affectionately known globally as "Huggy Bear") employs his many skill sets to engage and collaborate with communities through song and voice.

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We've Come Along

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Gregory Stovetop

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Gregory Stovetop is a human Olympic Torch. Born and raised in Chelsea, Michigan and currently hailing from Queens, New York, Stovetop has earned a devoted cult following that comes from the underground and is quickly making it's way up into the airwaves around the world.

An electrified Earth Angel, radiating love and passion in an original singular world of sound, Gregory Stovetop is as fluent in Elvis and Johnny Cash as he is in Soundgarden and The Replacements.

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The Good Stuff

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Robin Lee Berry & The Good Souls

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“Robin Lee Berry is an in-demand collaborative musician around the local Boyne City/Petoskey/Traverse City music scenes.

You’ve most likely heard about her in relation to a wide variety of bands, other peoples’ musical projects, and the concert venue she co-runs with her husband Tony Williams, the Freshwater Gallery, in Boyne City, but this Boyne-based singer-songwriter is a folk-music force to be reckoned with all on her own.” -Kristi Kates

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Weave Me a Parachute

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Patrick Niemisto

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Niemisto’s virtuosity on bass, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and sometimes banjo has evolved in step with the humor, pathos, and poetry of his voice. That’s because he plays and sings every day of his life.

Besides gigging every day all summer (sometimes twice, for years), Patrick produces other’s CDs in the Holy Wah sound studio in his basement and provides gear and/or sound for countless gigs and musicians.

Niemisto also books several local venues, teaches private lessons, champions the next generation of up-and-coming musical stars, and teaches audio tech at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. 

In short, Niemisto presides over the spiritual epicenter of the local folk music scene at his home in the woods in Leelanau County with his wife, Mary Kay. 

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The North Carolines

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The North Carolines are northern Michigan's newest dynamic Americana band. Caroline Barlow (guitar, vocals) and Kurt Westie (mandolin,guitar,vocals) play in the American roots styles with southern influence blown by the north winds to your part of town.

Joined by a mutual love of keen songwriting, ballads, driving storytelling, and stylish instrumental tunes, The North Carolines bring you sweetness with an edge. A fresh sound for your ears to kick back and almost smell the magnolia. 

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Jason Weems

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Jason Weems is a man whose songs and life tell a story. From the pentecostal, red dirt upbringing in North Texas, to his successful career as a performing songwriter and festival producer in Austin’s bustling music scene, Jason lives the lyrics that he brings to the stage and he shares them with an authentic gratitude and sense of humor that sets an room under his spell. 

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Bill Davis

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Bill Davis has been a key fixture in Austin’s music scene for the last 20 years. Bill is widely regarded as one of Austin’s most cherished songwriters and largest personalities.

Drawn from the veins of artists such as Jeff Tweedy, Guy Clark, and Lou Reed, Davis’ music holds to the tradition of exceptional songwriting which conveys the deep and simple truths of what it means to be human. A songwriter’s songwriter.

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My Money's on You

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Little Graves

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Little Graves is an indie pop/alt rock band originating from the Traverse City, Michigan region. Their sound combines elements of dark lyricism driven by catchy rythmic soundscapes produced on keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums. 

Founded in May 2017, Little Graves' first year of existence has seen an EP released on June 15th this year through Vacant Records (Traverse City) with a full length album on the way.

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Hedonism

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Conor Lynch

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Conor Lynch began playing piano and guitar at a young age, mentored by some of Traverse City’s most talented musicians and teachers. Conor immersed himself in songwriting in the Audio Tech program at Northwestern Michigan College, drawing on the work of self-recording artists (Sandy) Alex G, Elliott Smith, and Mac Demarco, as well as classic acts like Bob Dylan and The Band. Now a junior at Michigan State University, Conor is starting to share his songs with the world. 

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Lameboy

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