Category Archives: Featured Artists
Drunken Logic – Indie Brew – Featured Artist

If you haven’t heard of Drunken Logic you are missing out. Period.

Here is generally where I go into what type of genre you can fit a band into, or what type of music that they play; listing multiple genres if they are some sort of blend. To be perfectly honest though, if I were to try to list every genre of music that Drunken Logic fits into; or every type of music you hear in one amazing fusion; I would be writing for days. While bullet point lists are amazing for some things; I’m just not that into them. Don’t worry you’ll get a bullet point of band members, and maybe one with links. I’m not a total sadist.

Drunken Logic is the Indie Brew featured artist because they are fun to listen to. You will want to get up and dance, there is no question about that. Oh, and you’re welcome for your new favorite band.

Drunken Logic is comprised of

  • Jake Cassman – keys, lead vocals
  • Austin Wells – electric guitar, vocals
  • Ryan Jordan – acoustic/electric guitar, keys, mandolin, vocals
  • Alex Trevino – bass guitar, vocals
  • Alex McGillivray – drums, vocals

Be sure to check out Drunken Logic at all of the following links, and listen to their song ‘(The Good News Is) Nobody Gives A Damn’ which is my personal favorite. Unfortunately I do not have a video of that handy, so you’ll have to make due with soundcloud to give that one a listen.

Drunken Logic:

(The Good News Is) Nobody Gives A Damn

Be sure to check out Drunken Logic below with ‘Empty Room’

Remember September- Featured Artist

If you were to genetically crossbreed John Mayer, the members of  O.A.R., Dave Matthews Band,  and the Allman Brothers Band; the bastard child that came from that crossbreeding would sound I expect, a lot like Remember September. That is to say really amazing. From the fun lyrics, funky guitar riffs, and sax licks, to the smooth vocals; you will undoubtedly find yourself going from one song to the next, wanting more and more of Remember September.

Remember September is an Indie/Rock/Jam Band out of Trumbull CT, they have been playing together for 8 years, and it shows. The music flows as if they are connected and playing as one with true synergy. The harmonies are beautifully done, and their sound is honed to perfection.  If you haven’t been listening to their music, you have been missing out. Remember September blends Country, Rock, Jazz, and Blues in an original and completely infectious way.

Remember September is comprised of:

Remember September- Featured Artist

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You can find out more about Remember September on their band website. You can also head on over and ‘Like’ their Facebook Page, ‘Follow’ them on Twitter, ‘Subscribe’ to their YouTube Channel, or ‘Fan’ them on ReverbNation.

If you have an iDevice, you can also support Remember September by heading on over to the iTunes store and purchasing their albums.

 

Unfortunately, I could not find a video on Youtube of the song I wanted to place here to showcase their sheer talent that had adequate sound quality to keep with Indie Brew’s expectations and standards. Therefore, I encourage you to head over to ReverbNation and check out the song that made me notice these guys ‘Fly Me Back Home’.

Don’t forget to check out Remember September below with ‘Other Side of Grey’

 

 

Noah Guthrie- Indie Brew Featured Artist

Noah Guthrie is a 19 year old Singer Songwriter/Acoustic/Pop artist from Greer, South Carolina.  He  came into public attention for his cover of LMFAO’s ‘Sexy And I Know It’ when he was only 18. While that cover may have earned him 8 Million YouTube hits in one week and over 21 Million to date, a spot on NBC’s Today Show,  The Tonight Show (Jay Leno’s), and airplay on several U.S. and European Radio Stations, I feel that Noah’s original work is worth looking at far closer than any cover he has done.

Noah Guthrie- Indie Brew Featured Artist- Image by Michael Lamb

Image by Michael Lamb

This is the point where I would normally tell you that Noah the featured artist I selected was ‘Reminiscent’ of this artist or that one, that the voice or the music took me back to when I listened to some musician on some radio back in the day. I tried to make that comparison; I tried to make that connection; but I couldn’t. After spending two hours staring at my screen, racking my brain for just one comparison, I realized something. There is just no comparison for Noah; his sound is everything and nothing. It reminds you of everyone; and no one. In short, Noah Guthrie is completely original; in both composition and vocals.

Noah has a smooth soulful voice that will simply make you melt. You will find yourself lost in the melody, holding on to every word .  I’m even willing to bet that after listening to just one song; you will be looking into the rest of his music, be it covers or his amazing original work.

You can ‘Follow’ Noah on Twitter,  ‘Like’ his Facebook Page, ‘Subscribe’ to him on YouTube,  or head on over to ‘Fan’ him on ReverbNation.

Be sure to check out Noah Guthrie below with ‘Closer’

Kristen Graves
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Kristen Graves is a Folk/Pop/Indie artist and activist hailing from Fairfield, Connecticut.  Her lyrics are catchy, fun, and above all else contain a message.

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With an angelic voice Kristen sings songs of hope, and love; but also songs calling for political change. She spends 3 months of the year volunteering with Simply Smiles, a Connecticut-based charity run by her husband, Bryan Nurnberger.  Kristen is also the current State Troubadour of Connecticut which means that along with touring, and doing charity work; she also functions as an ambassador of music and song to encourage cultural literacy and promote the State of Connecticut.

“During my time as the State Troubadour, I want to take the opportunity to encourage artists of all ages to not only make great art, but take things a step further outside of themselves and use that art to inspire change. When we all do our part to use our talents and make the world a better place, beautiful things happen.”

In 2012, frustrated with the hatred spewing forth from all parties during the elections Kristen jokingly started her own ‘Political’ Party. The Just Be Nice party may have started out as a joke mentioned at gigs, but it quickly blossomed from there.  People started asking about the Just Be Nice party, and how they could join. As a result, thejustbeniceparty.com was born; and you can go to the website to check out a list of various non-profit charities  that take on a variety of social issues. Now that’s a party that I can back.

For more information on Kristen Graves, her music, or her charity work you can visit her website KristenGraves.Com

You can also follow Kristen on Twitter, ‘Like’ her Facebook Page, follow her on Tumblr, or subscribe to her YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget to check out Kristen Graves below with ‘Dear Mister’

 

Jasmine Tate- Featured Artist

Jasmine Tate is an Alternative/Soul artist coming out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, she is only 22 years old, yet she still manages to capture the true depth of Soul music like masters of the craft far more experienced.

Jasmine Tate image via Jasmine Tate Reverbnation

Jasmine Tate image via Jasmine Tate Reverbnation

Jasmine’s amazing vocals will leave you reminiscing about artists such as Tracy Chapman, Lauren Hill, and India Arie; she has roots in Gospel music and the influence can definitely be heard in her voice.

Jasmine’s lyrics are not just about life and love; but also justice, with a higher purpose of bringing attention to things such as human trafficking.  She dreams that her music can serve to infuse each person with a sense of hope and a hunger for more in life.

 “I want every song to feel like a one-on-one, heart-to-heart moment between the listener and I. That said… I really just want to touch those who are living without color.”

You can find out more about Jasmine Tate on her website JasmineTate.Com, listen to her music on Reverbnation or Youtube, as well as ‘Like’ her Facebook page or follow her on Twitter

Be sure to check out Jasmine Tate below with ‘Seeing the Impossible’

 

6 Train Soldier- Featured Artist

6 Train Soldier is a Rock/R&B/Funk band out of Bristol, CT.  Relatively new to the scene, 6 Train Soldier will quickly catch your attention with funky bass lines, near Hendrix like guitar, smooth vocals, and a sound quality one would expect from a band that has been playing together for many more years.

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Original beats will have you up and moving the entire time you are listening; and if this first demo release is signs of what is to come in the future, we should expect great things from them.  This band is nothing if not authentic.

6 Train Soldier is comprised of:

  • Reno Bonhomme- Vocals
  • Craig Polivka- Guitar
  • Chuck Peterson- Drums
  • Jedd Chlebowski- Bass

You can find out more about 6 Train Soldier by heading on over to their website 6TrainSoldier.Com, follow them on Twitter, or ‘Like’ their page on Facebook

Be sure to head on over to their ReverbNation Page to hear the demo that caught my attention ‘Week Ago’  and check out 6 Train Soldier Below with ‘Twisted’

Wilhelm Tell Me

 

Wilhelm Tell Me is a hot Indie Pop band with electronic undertones from Hamburg. They have a unique sound that will definitely make you want to get up and dance.

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Wilhelm Tell Me blends elements of Pop, House, and Electronica flawlessly; creating music that is just as fun to listen to as it is to dance to.  Upbeat, fun, and funky; Wilhelm is a group that should be added to your playlist. Wilhelm Tell Me will release their new EP “A Short Story For The Road” on September 26th, 2014.

You can find out more about Wilhelm Tell Me on their website WilhelmTellMe.Com, ReverbNation, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud or follow them on Spotify to listen to their new track ‘Let Me Take You Away’

Be sure to check out Wilhelm Tell Me below with ‘So Into You’

 

 

 

 

 

Brenna Stilwell- Featured Artist

Brenna Stilwell is a 17 year old dynamo from Arizona, who writes mostly acoustic guitar and piano based Indie style Pop songs. She has a creative sound and her lyrics show a sense of  emotion and depth far beyond her years.

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Allred- Featured Artist

Allred is not new to the Indie scene, John Allred has been performing under the name since 2004. If you haven’t heard them yet, you’ve been missing out.  John Allred has 7 full length albums under his belt, and has sold over 100,000 records independently worldwide.

After pushing play, I was immediately transported back to the early 90’s; and for good reason. Allred has a sound reminiscent of the 90’s Alternative Rock band the Gin Blossoms, so if you like that type of music, they will easily have you jamming along. Allred consists of:

  •  John Allred
  • Tanner Stevenett
  • Trent Davis
  • Sheyn Love

If you would like to find out more about Allred you can head on over to their website AllredMusic.Com, Facebook Page, Twitter, and even Myspace Don’t forget to check out Allred below with ‘Here’

Live At Indie Brew- Jamie Gray And The Brew

Recorded Live At Indie Brew Studios- Jamie Gray And The Brew

This version of Jamie’s original song “90 mph blues” was recorded 7/19/2014 during the 6th annual Artists 4 Life Benefit to support the Children’s Cancer Association’s MusicRx broadcast.

Jamie’s set was over an hour long, and featured a 20 minute solo acoustic opening. This song came a couple songs into the electric portion of the show, featuring the 3 piece band: Jamie playing a vintage 70s Ibanez Musician electric guitar, along Chris Schmidt on Drums and Mr. Butch on bass and backing vocals.

“This was our first time really playing this song together…and you can tell. There’s some rough edges…mostly timing stuff. But there’s also a way cool bass solo that we squeezed out of Butch and a few cool sounds flew out of the old Ibanez as well. She’s been spending way too much time in her case up to now…I think you’ll be seeing more of her soon” ~jg

You can find out more about Jamie and find more of Jamie’s music on his website JamieGrayMusic.Com, Reverbnation, SoundCloud, or Youtube

Without further Adieu: Jamie Gray and The Brew with 90 M.P.H. Blues

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