Krystye Dalton –
A rootsy rock soul explosion…
Originally from Phil Campbell, Alabama, Krystye grew up listening to the famous sultry sounds of Muscle Shoals recording artist such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, The Rolling Stones and The Wicked Wilson Pickett. With her energetic stage antics and prolific song writing she mesmerizes audiences of all ages with her sweat and soul.
Starting out young, Krystye wrote her first song at the age of four…”Honky Tonk Train to Nashville”. Growing up right down the road from Muscle Shoals she often visited the Tuscumbia Theater on weekends. Where she heard the sounds of up and coming country artist. It was there that her appreciation for country music began. During this time Krystye was also exposed to the sounds of Earth, Wind and Fire and other 70’s funk bands.
Krystye’s mother was the church pianist in her home town. Krystye would play her mother’s Floyd Cramer piano records and make up her own words to his music. This was just the beginning of what would turn out to be years of song writing for Dalton.
After signing a record deal with Rio Star Records, Krystye went back to the home of the sounds she loved, to record. It was there in Muscle Shoals where she teamed up with Producer Jimmy Johnson and The Swampers to record her first album “Meltdown”. Currently Krystye is touring with her band and working with Nashville producer Edgel Groves Sr., on her new album, “Krystye Dalton”.
The Orange Constant formed in August 2012 and quickly made a name for themselves in Statesboro, GA. Now, The Orange Constant performs in venues all over the Southeast and continues to grow their fan-base with their contemporary yet vintage rock/jam sound. TOC recorded their debut album, Time to Go with Grammy nominated producer John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic) which was released June 19th. In July 2015, the Orange Constant moved to Athens, GA to engage with the scene and build their following. Time to Go has garnered praise from many publications, including Relix Magazine, who included TOC in their “On the Verge” column in the October-November 2015 issue. Shortly after, they joined the Homegrown Music Network whose roster includes acts such as Lotus, the Motet, Dangermuffin, and Big Something. In addition, they have played on bills that include Perpetual Groove, New Orleans Suspects, Atlas Road Crew, and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.
The Orange Constant draws influence from many different styles to create a musical experience that is new and unique. The Orange Constant thrives on creating songs that differ from one another and possess their own inspired character. Their songs follow no specific writing format, allowing the band to run with any ideas that bring the music to life. The band’s lyrics often include content that reveals personal values and experiences. This allows the band to groove with meaning and depth. Being influenced by bands such as My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, and Incubus, TOC focuses their energy on live performances that resonate deeply with the audience. The band consists of Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocal/keyboard), Lee Guentert (drums), Nickalous Benson (guitar/vocal), and Will Goggans (bass/vocal).
Charlotte, North Carolina
Combining passionate originality and fierce authenticity, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba take West African dance music into new territory—literally, the North Carolina Piedmont. That’s where Cissokho, a griot born to a family of professional musicians in Senegal, makes his transplanted home.
The repertoire is pure Manding, the centuries-old musical culture of Cissokho’s ancestors. It’s reformulated with modernizing impulses in a rock band format: Agile basslines interweave with the melodic twins of kora and electric guitar, undergirded by an explosive rhythm section of djembe and trapset drums. Kora master Cissokho is also the group’s vocal frontman. His electrifying voice propels songs old and new about timeless themes of mythology, migration and universal love. Irrepressible dance grooves, serpentine guitar work, and Cissokho’s soulful vocals and kora playing illuminate stories of ancient West Africa in a globalizing world. In fact, “universal love” is a rough translation of “Kaira Ba,” a promise the band communicates live.
“P-Butta” is a Hip Hop artist who hails from Illinois but is currently located in Orlando, Fl. “P-Butta” first started experiencing with music by the age of 12 and has been progressing ever since. “P-Butta” is originally from Chicago Heights, IL but was brought up in Bloomington/Normal, IL where he met his team and he has since been recording and performing to perfect his craft. Butta’s style is one of a kind and cannot be mimmiced, he prides himself on his originality and quality of music delivered. From first touching the a talent show in jr high he knew this was his calling. Since then he release 7 studio albums (2 group & 5 original) since the age of 16. Full Sail University graduate where he took on recording engineering to further his career. Has worked with the likes of Mickey Factz (XXL Freshmen 2009) for his latest project “One Way Station” and finalist in the Joell Ortiz Cypher Series. Featured in blogs spots such as TeamFlat Radio, Urban-X-klusives, Get your buzz up and many more! As he continues to progress and thrive from greatness there no limit where his talents can him. The sky is the limit!
Charleston, South Carolina
Music should never be taken for granted. Its coordinated intersections of notes, chords and textures exist to be strummed, plucked and teased out of a host of musical instruments by those people who fully understand and appreciate the gravity of what they’re doing. And for Charleston, South Carolina sibling trio Volcanoes in the Kitchen, this rhythmic understanding is an intrinsic aspect of their music. For them, there is a humanist element that must be addressed, and it’s through a series of shared musical associations that this music can bring people together in ways that nothing else can.
Josh Miles and The Sweet Somethings Bio
Josh Miles and the Sweet Somethings is an eclectic soul outfit that draws largely from Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, as well as Pop. The band is comprised of South Florida based musicians Michael Perry (Guitar), Jason Stander (Drums), Lorenzo Lindo (Bass), Virgil Price (Keyboards/piano), and Josh Miles (Vocals, Guitar). Founder and lead singer Josh Miles was raised in Dallas, Texas by two Baptist ministers. He grew up with quite the eclectic musical background including Bill Gaither, Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Bob Marley, Ottis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, among many others. After attending The University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama on a musical scholarship for vocal performance, Josh returned to South Florida, where he had attended high school and his journey as a singer began. He then began experimenting with blues, soul, jazz, and songwriting before eventually beginning Josh Miles and the sweet somethings. Currently performing all over South Florida, Josh Miles and The Sweet Somethings are working on their first EP, sol village.
Hi there! I am a 15 year old singer-songwriter who has lived through music for only 4 short years. I live in a very small town in southern Indiana only about 14 miles from the big city of Louisville, KY. Songwriting and performing is my passion. Singing my original music while playing my guitar is my absolute favorite thing to do! In my few short years of playing music, I have been honored with many awards; 5 time GCGMA award winner, 6 time NACMAI award winner, Preliminary Talent and Non-Finalist Talent winner at the 2015 Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant, and many more. Although I may be small (only 5 foot to be exact,) I have played on some very large stages including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino stage in Biloxi, MS, The Performing Arts Stage at Disney World, and the Brown Theater in Louisville, KY, just to name a few. To learn more about me, just google my name, you will find all you need to know! Much Love. Xoxo
Fort Myers, Florida
Briz and Lady is made up of husband and wife duo, Brady and Elizabeth Smith. Brady is from Greens Island, ME and Elizabeth is from Mattoon, IL. The couple met in music school at Mcnally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN. After graduating with their bachelors in vocal performance, they moved to Florida to pursue their careers in music. They are currently performing full time around southwest Florida. They spent this past summer in Saint Paul, MN. where they recorded their first original album featuring many of their best friends. The album showcases a number of styles including: pop, reggae, R&B, folk, and hip hop. Physical copies of the album are available for purchase. The thirteen song album will soon make it’s debut on iTunes, as well! For further information, please contact: Elizabeth Smith. 612-719-4724. email@example.com.
President Sam is a female fronted rock band from Richmond, Virginia. The band works together to write and arrange their songs. They include catchy melodies with male and female vocal harmonies. Their influences are Paramore, Now Now, Brand New and more. President Sam practices and records all of their music in their garage.
Greenville, South Carolina
Dubbco Collabo is the culmination of 3 different bands; R-DUBB, ResCo, & McGuso. In the past year Dubbco Collabo has performed at over 40 events and more than a dozen venues capturing a stellar following crowd in the Upstate of South Carolina. The band has also been featured in several media publications. Starting in April of 2009, Dubbco Collabo will be playing in Georgia, North Carolina, and other states along the Eastern Seaboard. Currently Dubbco has a record “Kakalacki” that has gained radio play and rotation at Greenville Drive baseball games as well as Clemson University Sporting events.