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There is something instantly recognizable in Charles Henry Paul’s songwriting. Blending the themes and traditions of old time american music into carefully crafted songs, Charles Henry Paul has a voice all his own. Originally from Washington, DC, Charles Henry Paul first came to the Bay Area the late 1990’s singing his own version of the American Songbook. As a lifelong student of music and musical traditions, Charles Henry Paul treats his music like a living, breathing history of America. His concerts showcase a timeline of traditional American music, blending acoustic guitar, old-time banjo, and mandolin together to paint a portrait of an America seldom seen in popular music today. His songwriting is steeped in tradition, strong roots, and nature, yet brings a modern take on common themes. It is both easily relatable and recognizable. He has quickly gained a cult following with his down home songs, and laid back style.
Son Chévere is a quartet from the San Francisco bay area that plays a distinctive blend of traditional Cuban son, bolero, changui, timba and cha cha cha.
Nate Nathan is an artist who lives and creates music in the small town of Murphys CA. He grew up in a musical family where gospel and jazz were the driving forces. His original music explores rich vocal melodies and catchy hooks while being submerged in heavy experimental textures. His love for heavy grooves and pop styled choruses is apparent. The voice is the epicenter of the compositions. The exploration of dark and light can be heard through the waves of his music as well as the lyrical content. Synth and folklore find a happy medium in these creations.
Blue Summit is a genre fluid bluegrass band that first formed in 2016. They are a remarkable group of young musicians who have grown up performing in the California bluegrass community. This year, they have been selected as one of the showcase bands for IBMA in North Carolina. They have been gaining traction with their unique sound, sharing their music all over the west coast.
Zak Fennie is an indie/alternative singer-songwriter based out of the Napa Valley with over a decade's worth of experience singing and performing in professional environments. While he resides in the Bay Area, Zak has performed up and down the West Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle at venues of numerous shapes and sizes including night clubs, breweries, hotels, wineries, restaurants, house concerts, galleries, theaters, and opera houses. Zak’s performances are stimulating and engaging, creating an intimate emotional experience with his audiences through his original music and personal stories. Zak is influenced by a wide range of musicians including Dashboard Confessional, Elliot Smith, The Police, The Killers, Johnny Cash, and Death Cab For Cutie.
Pulling from a wide array of music influences, PTI has been winning over audiences with their strong 4 part vocal harmonies and infectious rhythms. Club owners and concert goers alike have been highly responsive to PTI’s ability to consistently deliver fun, danceable, and electrifying performances. Get ready to get down and shake your tail feather!
Late for the Train is a modern string band that feels both fresh and familiar. Drawing heavily from bluegrass and old-time, the San Francisco-based 4-piece weaves elements of folk, funk, and jamgrass into powerful and articulate arrangements of original and traditional music.