Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia (Genre: Folk; Location: Southern Appalachia/New Orleans, L.A.): Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith are artists with a genre-bending force of sound that uses vocal harmony, lyrical prowess, and diverse artistic collaborations to defy cultural clichés and ignite a musical revolution. They recently started the Slow Music Movement - an…
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Jason Chu

Jason Chu

Jason Chu (Genre: Hip Hop/Rap; Location: Los Angeles, CA): As a spoken word artist, Jason’s mission is to speak hope, healing, and justice in a broken world. He tells stories of a generation wrestling with fear and joy, greed and hope, hurt and healing. He’s also toured nationally and internationally,…
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Brian Claflin and Ellie Grace

Brian Claflin and Ellie Grace

Brian Claflin and Ellie Grace (Genre: Folk/Americana; Locations: North Carolina (Brian) and Kansas City, MO (Ellie)): Ellie Grace is a folk artist and dancer who embraces the power of music in connecting people. She first took to the stage as a young member of her family band and now tours…
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Emma’s Revolution

Emma’s Revolution

Emma’s Revolution (Genre: Folk/Mix; Location: Oakland, CA) Pat Humphries and Sandy Opatow have performed at protests for peace, women's rights, labor rights, environmental protection, and other progressive causes. They have composed songs for: School of the Americas Watch; Code Pink, the Refugee and Immigrant Women's Network; Black Lives Matter; and…
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George Ensle

George Ensle

George Ensle (Genre: Country/Folk; Location: Texas) George is a country/folk artist who’s also the originator and songwriting director of PortraitSongs - a custom songwriting service designed to pay tribute and honor loved ones by “Giving them Their Own Song.” He teaches songwriting workshops on the creative process and the crafting aspect…
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Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez (Genre: Hip Hop; Location: Austin, TX): Steven is a passionate and experienced speaker, helping students dealing with Bullying,Life Choices, and Mental Health. He encourages and challenges students to gain confidence in themselves and to live with purpose. With a B.A. in Youth Ministry and a Master of Divinity,…
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What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? (Genre: Folk; Location: Gloucester, MA): Brian King is singer-songwriter for the alternative folk band, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? In their performances, Brian explores his experiences of queer identity, perceiving storytelling as powerful activism. Their socio-political musical shows have been produced at the…
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Taiyo Na

Taiyo Na

Taiyo Na (Genre: Hip Hop/Rap; Location: NYC): Taiyo Na is not only a hip hop/rap artist, but also a writer and educator, whose work spans two decades of cultural and pedagogical contributions to urban communities. Na uses music for community-building by creating a sense of belonging with personal experiences. As a…
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Amanda Pascali

Amanda Pascali

Amanda Pascali (Genre: Folk/Americana; Location: Houston, TX) Internationally acclaimed, bilingual singer/songwriter Amanda Pascali was born in Queens, New York and is based in Houston, Texas. Amanda's writing showcases her traditional influences, but she is no copy of anyone. As the daughter of an Eastern European refugee with Sicilian heritage, Amanda…
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Phillip Sandifer

Phillip Sandifer

Phillip Sandifer (Genre: Americana/Alternative Country; Location: Dallas, TX) Phillip Sandifer is an Americana and alternative country artist who uses music to raise awareness and bring people together. In the spring of 2020, Phillip released a music video "Someone Else" - to call attention to the shortage of personal protective equipment…
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