Hit songwriters Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe were both working for Nashville publishing companies in the same building when they met. Today they are a full-time traveling duo, singing songs that make people laugh and cry, everywhere from Key West to Seattle and abroad. They are the Trop Rock Music Association Duo of the Year for 2019 & 2020. Their Lone Star Luau music festival, happening at Mar
Though Leslie is primarily known as a country singer and songwriter, her talents cross all genres. She has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; Vince Gill to Sheila E.; George Strait to Sheryl Crow; Martina McBride to Keb’Mo; Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt and many, many more. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects.
Leslie’s next two albums, “Creation” and “Gypsy Boots” were recorded independently and truly exhibit the diversity of her Texas roots and Delta soul. They are available on iTunes, CDBaby and every other major digital distributor.
Aside from writing hit songs for some of music’s most iconic artists; Leslie is in high demand as a performer known for her angelic voice, funny stories, the unique playing style and sound of her guitar; but mostly, her uncanny ability to connect with audiences of any size or demographic. Her typical year will include more than 150 songwriting sessions and 65 live performances all over the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
Wil Nance is a multi-platinum, chart topping songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Initially from House Springs, Missouri, Wil has called Music City home for over 20 years. Known for his sharp and reliable southern lyrics, Wil Nance is one of Nashville’s most genuine treasures. Wil earned his first number one song at country radio with George Strait’s “Round About Way.” “Round About Way” was a single off of Strait’s multi-platinum, CMA Album of the Year, Carrying Your Love With Me. He has had multiple songs recorded by George Strait and has been part of over 10 million records sold; some of these songs include “Where Have I been All of My Life” and “If Heartaches Were Horses.” Wil hit the top of country charts for the second time in 2007 with his number one hit for Brad Paisley “She’s Everything,” off of yet another multi-platinum, CMA Album of the year. Wil’s songs have been recorded by artists like Tracy Lawrence, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan, Diamond Rio, the Oakridge Boys, Easton Corbin, and Mo Pitney.
Hannah's music journey started at the age of 6 when her mom signed her up for fiddle lessons in a small Montana town. She quickly fell in love with the fiddle after hearing bands like George Strait & Ace in the Hole and Alison Krauss & Union Station for the first time. She spent her formative years studying Texas Style fiddling and playing in competitions throughout the country, eventually winning multiple Montana State and regional contests and becoming the 2014 National Young Adult champion. In her early teen years she picked up guitar, started singing and writing her own music, and in November of 2020 she made her first all-original, self-titled EP....A toe-tapping, heart-melting blend of Western Swing, Bluegrass, and Country sounds with a lot of fiddle, of course. Currently she is enjoying playing music around Montana, Tennessee and Georgia, and just released a follow-up all-original record, Hannah King (Part 2).
Smart pop music that surges with rock and roll energy! Whether live or on record, you can expect nothing less from Ben Vogel. A singer, songwriter, & multi-instrumentalist whose music has been called “familiar but never derivative,” Ben honed his skills on the central Texas club circuit before relocating to Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Informed by tradition, but unmistakably current, Ben’s music has a little something for everyone.
Sam McCue has been writing music & lyrics since he was 13 years old. Originally from Montana, his music brings together the traditional western poetry storytelling style and blends it with contemporary rhythms. The stories in Sam's music are either based on real expereinces, or based off of something he's heard around a campfire.
Sam plays with his wife Amanda in The McCues around the Nortwest, as well as a full band Gin, Smoke & Lies. Sam's passion for songwriting has also driven Bar 330 Sessions, a series showcasing songwriters in and around the Northwest. You can check out Songs that Sam has written on Spotify and YouTube, as well as Facebook.
Maya Goldblum, (a.k.a. Queen Bonobo) is a North Idaho native whose primary goal in relocating to Ireland in 2016 was to study the music of her ancestral roots. She lived abroad for three years, all of which lent to the creation of her latest EP, Sail From This Life, recorded a week before leaving Ireland. The EP portrays the tumultuous transformational side of her time abroad and the ways she learned to shed her fears, doubts, and self-judgement, in order to get out of her own way. Moving forward, Goldblum plans to take the momentum of her EP on tour. She has rebuilt an enthusiastic following locally and wants to spiral out into the West Coast and beyond to expand her artistry and tribe.
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