Boy Girl Party -
“Boy Girl Party has a little chip on their shoulder, but a few minutes on the dance floor shakes it off. Sincerely nerdy and unabashedly silly, they are on a constant hunt for new band friends and dance partners with a decent sense of time and a better sense of humor. If the band itself wore glasses, it would have to use one of those things that goes around your head to keep them from falling off… your face.”
Pocket Vinyl -
“The basic basics:
-Eric Stevenson slams on the piano and sings while Elizabeth Jancewicz paints on stage
-The paintings are sold every night to the highest bidder
-They tour as a full time job
Kate Callahan -
“WNPR’s Colin McEnroe reviewed Kate’s recent performance at the Hartfolk Festival, saying, “Kate Callahan is the only performer I’ve ever seen who occasionally seems to be channeling something vaster and far more ancient than herself, something more easily understood by Emerson than by any modern person.” McEnroe goes on to say, “…with Begley and Wolcott flanking her, with the superb Andre Balazs on piano and the exuberant Kaia Pazdersky on violin, there was a kind of giant, multi-pronged Emersonian celestial tuning fork onstage. It was a pretty thing to see, and it put light in one’s heart.”
Robert Messore -
“Has passionately devoted himself to the guitar for 30+ years. Messore has been called “Connecticut’s finest fingerstyle guitarist.” He plays beautiful instrumental guitar music and he is noted for composing tuneful pieces that work well as music, and not simply as fancy guitar playing.”
Mission 0 -
” A CT-based band that connects electronic pop with its down & dirty acoustic roots. Siblings Megan and David Keith create a new musical landscape, layering gorgeous vocal harmonies over killer percussion.”
Chrissy Gardner -
“A songwriter/singer/musicianfrom Chicago, Illinois. She effortlessly embodies the spirits of soul, folk and contemporary music through her masterful songwriting and her shape-shifting voice that in one phrase can be as delicate and lovely as Joni Mitchell and in the next express the heart and soul of Janis Joplin.”
The Ultra Violets -
Original Rock n’ Roll in the Style of the Flaming Lips, White Stripes, Radiohead, Beatles, Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan. Also Trees, Space, Existence, The sky and Dreams!
Bipolar Jukebox -
“When Andre Balazs plays, you start to feel foolish for ever thinking there was a separation between jazz, rock , and blues.” – Hartford Advocate.
The Sawtelles -
Husband and wife duo the Sawtelles are a balance of four elements, alternate-tuned guitar, stand-up drum kit (ala Velvet Underground’s Mo Tucker) and two voices. Sparse but intricately arranged pop that is as lush as it is threadbare makes what is played as important as what isn’t.
Their self-produced DYI philosophy aligns them more with the hand painted Sun Ra LP’s of 1950’s and 60’s then it does with those striving for mainstream commercial success.
Jamal Ford-Bey -
Jamal Ford-Bey is a guitarist, vocalist, and Song writer. His live energy captures you and his catchy songs stay with you.
The Frantic Blue -
Frantic Blue is a pop-rock band with roots in funk and folk. When listening to them you will hear influences from many different genres of music including: jazz, classic rock, , reggae, indie, and funk.
This infusion of genres can become quite intense at times. So please, enjoy responsibly.