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About Balsam Range
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Balsam Range is; Buddy Melton (fiddle, lead and tenor vocals), Darren Nicholson (mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone and low tenor vocals), Dr. Marc Pruett (banjo), Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone and lead vocals), and Caleb Smith (guitar, lead & baritone vocals). The five original members are all acoustic musicians and singers from western North Carolina. They thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name of a majestic range of mountains that surround part of their home county of Haywood, NC where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge, the Great Balsam Range.

The 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range, has become one of the genre’s most award-winning acts. Since forming in 2007, the group has garnered 13 IBMA awards on the heels of 8 critically-acclaimed albums.

Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast-to-coast, selling out venues across the nation and in multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. The band collaborated with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble to record 2 albums, the second of which, Mountain Overture, debuted on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart at #5 and the Classical Crossover Chart at #6. Their previous outing, Mountain Voodoo, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart and remained on that chart for 45 weeks. Three singles from that album reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart, including “Blue Collar Dreams,” which spent three consecutive months at the top. The band most recently claimed the #1 radio chart spot with their single “The Girl Who Invented The Wheel.” In addition to winning Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range vocalist Buddy Melton won IBMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year and bass player Tim Surrett won IBMA’s Bass Player of the Year in 2018.

Visit the Balsam Range website: 
https://www.balsamrange.com/

About Emi Sunshine
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Rolling Stone called 16-year-old EmiSunshine one of “10 new country artists you need to know,” but she is much more than that. Raised in a musical family in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, her influences include bluegrass, gospel, blues, rock and Americana. She has described her style as “old-time music turned upside-down,” often exploring other genres and unusual themes. In 2020, she even collaborated with funk music legend Bootsy Collins on the song “Stars!”

 

Emi has been attracting national attention since age 9 with appearances on “American Idol,” “Today,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Pickler & Ben,” “Music City Roots,” the Grand Ole Opry and more. In 2018, she was featured in the Grammy-nominated Elvis Presley documentary “The King,” for which she wrote and performed two original songs, “Johnny, June and Jesus” and “Danny Ray.” In 2019, Emi received The ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem Award.

 

Emi regularly collaborates with other acclaimed songwriters in Nashville. Her 2019 album, “Family Wars,” produced by 4-time Grammy® winner Tony Brown, has been praised by American Songwriter, Country Standard Time, Country Music People and more. No Depression called Emi “a strong creative force… someone bold and talented enough to tackle today’s issues while honoring yesterday’s folk traditions.”

Visit Emi Sunshine's web page here: 
https://theemisunshine.com/

About Nick Chandler and Delivered
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Nick Chandler and Delivered is a hard driving traditional bluegrass band from Western North Carolina. They are so honored to be named an IBMA Official Ramble Showcase Artist for 2019 and Nick Chandler was included in the IBMA Songwriter Showcse for 2020 with the bands hit tune "Big Bill Johnson" Nick Chandler and Delivered signed with The 615 Hideaway Records earlier this year and released their brand new album "Inside The Lines" in July 2020 This band has been delighting crowds all over the country with their original songs, right harmonies, and exciting pickin’ Nick Chandler and Delivered. Live it. Love it.  Bluegrass.

Nick Chandler has traveled the country for many years delighting crowds with his extraordinary mandolin talents. Nick is a master on the mandolin and has won numerous awards stating the same. His talent for writing and arranging songs is evident and his love for bluegrass shows in every note that he plays. Will Eller plays banjo and sings a variety of parts. He is from Chilhowie, VA and he currently attends East Tennessee State University majoring in Bluegrass. 

Gary Trivette plays the bass and sings all parts. A founding member of Claybank Gary brings passion and excitement to the stage. Gary is an excellent songwriter as well. Hudson Bosworth is our guitar player and lead and baritone singer. He is originally from Ogden Utah and studies bluegrass at ETSU. Hudson wows the crowd with his hot guitar licks and is the perfect addition to Nick Chandler and Delivered. The bands sound is one of tradition and history mixed with the talents of today. The new album  "Inside The Lines" is receiving rave reviews and catching the attention of bluegrass lovers around the world. 

Visit Nick Chandler and Delivered's website here: 
https://nickchandleranddelivered.com/

About Westwend

WestWend is an Americana/bluegrass/country duo comprised of Jonathan Maness (guitar, vocals) and Wendy Crowe (vocals). Established in 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee, they perform and record new traditional country/bluegrass music. With Jonathan’s roots in bluegrass and Wendy’s roots stemming from the Delta blues, classic country, and Motown, they have come together to create a sound all their own.

The “tone center” combination of Wendy’s sweet alto and Jonathan’s rich baritone leaves a stunning platform for intricate vocal interplay. Their live set as a duo showcases each of their vocals in turn, while leaving their vocal harmony on full display throughout. Jonathan’s diverse guitar playing is the glue holding their arrangements together. One can often find WestWend backed by the powerful fiddle playing of East TN fixture Cody Bauer, and supported by the bass playing of Pinecastle Recording artist, Matt Wallace. 

WestWend’s first full-length release, “Linger For A While”, features a combination of handcrafted, heartfelt originals and fresh interpretations of acoustic/bluegrass classics. It features virtuosic performances from Rob Ickes, Jaret Carter, Matt Leadbetter, and Andy Hall (resophonic guitar), Andy Leftwich and Sam Bush (mandolin), Cody Bauer (fiddle), Mark Fain, Bryn Davies (Bass), and Bryon Larrance (Drums). Reminiscent of such artists as Alison Krauss, Doc Watson, and Maura O’Connell, it’s a loving tribute to some of WestWend’s favorite singers, songs, and sounds.



WestWend has performed at some of the biggest festivals in the United States and Europe including: the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the National Cornbread Festival, the St. Augustine Seafood festival, the Pensacola Great Gulf Festival and more. In 2016, they also performed a 14 day European festival tour, including Stary Dobry (CZ), La Roche (FR), and the Spring Bluegrass Festival (CH). They have shared the stage with for Rhonda Vincent, Guy Clark, and Tyler Hilton, and many more.

WestWend is well on their way to finishing a sophomore release. It is a country project that will feature their songwriting, impeccable vocals, and Jonathan’s instrumental prowess. You can look for it everywhere music is delivered in the fall of 2021!

Visit Westwend's website here: 
https://westwendmusic.com/

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