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Justin Howl

 

 

Justin Howl

 

Catch Justin Howl at Spirit Room as he sweeps the country on tour. Justin’s style includeds Blues & Americana tunes played on guitar, accompanying by a stomp box & sometimes harmonica. With a blend of original songs & covers, Justin likes to show his influences with some Muddy Waters, R. L. Burnside, and Fred McDowell in the mix.

https://justinhowl.com/music

Slant Six Cowboys

 

Slant Six Cowboys

Don Whitcher And Peter James were signed to 95 North Records and charted in the top 10 of the Americana and Roots Country Charts in 2004 playing original Americana Alt. Country Grit Folk Swamp Blues music with there Band “The Slant 6 Cowboys”. After a Hiatus of living in other States and playing with many other Bands, They have reunited and reformed in The Arizona Desert. With Lots of great old tunes and so many new tunes and styles added to there Multi Instrumentalist reservoir.

https://www.facebook.com/Slant6Cowboys/

Black Lemon

 

Black Lemon

Founded by Northern Arizona’s Got Talent winners, Roberto and Destiny Diaz, Black Lemon is a fresh and ever-evolving band. With a fluid identity, they bring to the stage a great variety, and vast mixture of genres; whether it be their novel and contemporary original songs, or their unique and clever take on cover songs, listeners are sure to enjoy the chemistry they produce.
Since joining the band, drummer/percussionist Ramon Diaz has thunderously added a dimension that fills and tightens their sound immensely and, being family, has seamlessly transitioned the band to a full-scale, inspiring sound.
Karly Gilbert, the most recent member of the band, has the mind of a drummer; which transitions uniquely and gracefully into her bass playing. Holding down the bottom end of the band’s sound, and bringing a whole new spectrum of songwriting, she has seamlessly joined the family and is an irreplaceable asset to Black Lemon.

 

 

The Hardways

The hardways

 

Biography
The Hardways: Album #4 “Whittle It Away” came out in 2016. You can purchase it by going to our website.
We are currently working on Album #5!!!! So stay tuned!

Gingher Leyendecker: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Riding in on her trusty dirt devil comes lead vocalist/songwriter, banjo picking/rhythm guitar player Gingher Leyendecker. Gingher was born in Phoenix but grew up in the desert border town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. She helped found The Hardways in 2004. Gingher is heavily influenced by the early Americana sounds but enjoys a wide-range of music. (all except that pop country sound). While music is a huge part of her life, she is also a college art professor, and an advanced paraglider pilot and president of the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. It is through a rich multitude of experiences, mixed with a colorful upbringing and the ability to never let the truth get in the way of a good story, that has allowed her to write so many of The Hardways songs. In truth, you could say Gingher is a modern day whopping-yarn spinner by tunes.

“We have the greatest lineup we’ve ever had at this point,” Gingher says. “The songs and creativity are flowing stronger than ever. We not only have our fourth album coming out next month, we have the material for a fifth on the way this year. You can’t be in a band for this many years unless you have a passion for the people you work with and the project itself. I definitely love The Hardways, the guys, and our music!”

Daniel Bain: Guitar

From out of the red clay, across the Oklahoma fields and sing-along of a “surrey with the fringe on top” comes a guitar slinger out of Tulsa. Raised by a woman on the run, guitarist, Daniel Bain of The Hardways, spent his misspent youth in bars and desert tumbleweed breezes. Moving to the heat of Arizona around the age of 11, his educational classrooms garnered the ABC’s and 123’s in abandoned buses and private schools. An upbringing that created the only guitarist brash enough to join The Hardways in 2010 (Daniel was formerly in the band Dirty Dan and the Distributors 2007-2010) and his life hence has been the exact chord needed.

Nate Hawbaker: Drums

Nate has been playing drums for nearly 25 years now. His motto is, “I just want to bang on the drums all day!” fits him to a beat! The drummer of a band could really be said to be the bus driver on stage, as each count keeps the sound collectively driven. Nate has been with The Hardways for 4 years. According to Nate, “Collectively each band mate contributes to the writing of tunes for The Hardways, and at times, I guess you can say I am the band member who is the bullfight on acid.” When Nate isn’t busy having fun with his band mates, and fans of The Hardways, he can be found training school district’s bus mechanics and working with them on new products, as well he runs failure analysis on new schools buses. Born and raised in Phoenix, Az. When he has time, outside of buses and band playing, you can find him swimming in shark infested chum water.

Christopher Lee Lykins: Bass

Chris Lykins came into this world during his dad’s Air Force days while he was stationed at Davis Monthan in Tucson AZ. Attending the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree he then went on to Yale University for medical school. In between those 2 degrees Chris was the lead guitarist in a thrash band called, Atrophy. Touring heavily in Europe during that time, Chris took his medical school admission test in Paris. While he was in medical school he kind of got “burned out” on guitar and began taking Jazz bass lessons, he fell in love with the instrument. Besides music, you can find Chris involved with his other passions: skiing, SCUBA and books. To sum up Chris’s take on life, you would find him quoting this movie line from Tyler Durden in Fight Club, “sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” We are so glad Chris decided music and medicine were a better fit, he just wouldn’t be able to pluck the chords right if he thought he really was a chicken.

Press contact
CGZ Media/PR & Entertainment
cowgirlzenphoto@gmail.com

 

The Hardways

The hardways

 

Biography
The Hardways: Album #4 “Whittle It Away” came out in 2016. You can purchase it by going to our website.
We are currently working on Album #5!!!! So stay tuned!

Gingher Leyendecker: Lead Vocals/Guitar

Riding in on her trusty dirt devil comes lead vocalist/songwriter, banjo picking/rhythm guitar player Gingher Leyendecker. Gingher was born in Phoenix but grew up in the desert border town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. She helped found The Hardways in 2004. Gingher is heavily influenced by the early Americana sounds but enjoys a wide-range of music. (all except that pop country sound). While music is a huge part of her life, she is also a college art professor, and an advanced paraglider pilot and president of the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. It is through a rich multitude of experiences, mixed with a colorful upbringing and the ability to never let the truth get in the way of a good story, that has allowed her to write so many of The Hardways songs. In truth, you could say Gingher is a modern day whopping-yarn spinner by tunes.

“We have the greatest lineup we’ve ever had at this point,” Gingher says. “The songs and creativity are flowing stronger than ever. We not only have our fourth album coming out next month, we have the material for a fifth on the way this year. You can’t be in a band for this many years unless you have a passion for the people you work with and the project itself. I definitely love The Hardways, the guys, and our music!”

Daniel Bain: Guitar

From out of the red clay, across the Oklahoma fields and sing-along of a “surrey with the fringe on top” comes a guitar slinger out of Tulsa. Raised by a woman on the run, guitarist, Daniel Bain of The Hardways, spent his misspent youth in bars and desert tumbleweed breezes. Moving to the heat of Arizona around the age of 11, his educational classrooms garnered the ABC’s and 123’s in abandoned buses and private schools. An upbringing that created the only guitarist brash enough to join The Hardways in 2010 (Daniel was formerly in the band Dirty Dan and the Distributors 2007-2010) and his life hence has been the exact chord needed.

Nate Hawbaker: Drums

Nate has been playing drums for nearly 25 years now. His motto is, “I just want to bang on the drums all day!” fits him to a beat! The drummer of a band could really be said to be the bus driver on stage, as each count keeps the sound collectively driven. Nate has been with The Hardways for 4 years. According to Nate, “Collectively each band mate contributes to the writing of tunes for The Hardways, and at times, I guess you can say I am the band member who is the bullfight on acid.” When Nate isn’t busy having fun with his band mates, and fans of The Hardways, he can be found training school district’s bus mechanics and working with them on new products, as well he runs failure analysis on new schools buses. Born and raised in Phoenix, Az. When he has time, outside of buses and band playing, you can find him swimming in shark infested chum water.

Christopher Lee Lykins: Bass

Chris Lykins came into this world during his dad’s Air Force days while he was stationed at Davis Monthan in Tucson AZ. Attending the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree he then went on to Yale University for medical school. In between those 2 degrees Chris was the lead guitarist in a thrash band called, Atrophy. Touring heavily in Europe during that time, Chris took his medical school admission test in Paris. While he was in medical school he kind of got “burned out” on guitar and began taking Jazz bass lessons, he fell in love with the instrument. Besides music, you can find Chris involved with his other passions: skiing, SCUBA and books. To sum up Chris’s take on life, you would find him quoting this movie line from Tyler Durden in Fight Club, “sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” We are so glad Chris decided music and medicine were a better fit, he just wouldn’t be able to pluck the chords right if he thought he really was a chicken.

Press contact
CGZ Media/PR & Entertainment
cowgirlzenphoto@gmail.com

 

Jeremiah Sammartano

 

Jeremiah & the red eyes

Jeremiah and the Red Eyes – www.jeremiahandtheredeyes.com 
Jeremiah Sammartano, the Los Angeles based, Emmy nominated Native American singer/songwriter who fronts the bluesy/Americana group, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, has covered many miles over the past several years – taking the various roads spreading music influenced by the raw blues of Charley Patton, the lyrical and often raucous sounds of The Pogues, the twang of Willie Nelson, and some vintage rock and roll – “Delta Blues and Twangy Grooves” – from Los Angeles outward through the Southwest, Austin, St. Louis, Nashville (where he relocated for a spell in 2008-2009), Chicago – and overseas to the UK. In the past Jeremiah has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Southern Culture On The Skids, David Olney, Mike Stinson, SHURMAN and has performed on the radio shows: WDVX Blue Plate Special out of Knoxville, TN., The Live@Lunch show on KRFC out of Fort Collins, CO., and Chris Morris’ Watusi Rodeo show out of Los Angeles. In Spring 2011 Jeremiah received an Emmy nomination for writing music for the documentary, Prison Through Tomorrow’s Eyes. Three albums have been released – 2004’s Red Eyed And Restless and 2010’s Under Your Spell and in December 2012, a 10 song album called HOME – which was followed, in 2013, by local shows and a Southwest tour with friend Mikaela Dewar, from New Zealand currently living in Nashville, and shows across the Midwest and South. Plans for a Fall/Winter tour is in the works – and also to return to the UK.

Billy & the KIDS

Billy & the kids

The story of Billy and The Kids Rockabilly Trio
   Billy and The Kids Rockabilly Trio was formed in Sweden in 2000 and was originally created just for fun by guitarist and singer Stefan Billy Nilsson, because at the time he was touring with another Rockabilly Trio named Wreckless. The main idea with Billy and The Kids was to book gigs when Wreckless wasn’t touring. Wreckless started touring in 1995 and made two full CD’s. Wolf Cat (1999 on Last Buzz) and Boppin’ in the Dark (2005 on Tail Records). Stefan Billy is also the man behind Vince with The Peaktones. They released one album: Only Way To Ride Powerglide (2012 on Lennart Records, Sweden) which is available on Spotify.
After a couple of years, Billy and The Kids started to get more and more gigs everywhere in Norway, Sweden and Finland and up until today they have made five albums: Old Dogs Can’t Sit (2007), Love Rocket (2011), I Want You (2013), Dial My Number (2015 on El Toro Records, Spain). The last three albums were recorded and produced at Riff Hard Studios in Sweden, and are available on Spotify. Their fifth album is called Dang Dang Dang, and was released March 1st 2019 on Kept A Rollin Records, Norway. It will soon be available on Spotify.
The music and influences are both Old School and New School Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll and Rhythm’n’Blues. Billy and The Kids play both their own songs and covers by Elvis, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash among others. They also like to include a few unexpected rockabilly versions of rock songs. Inspiration and influences include Johnny Burnette, early Elvis, Gene Vincent, Ral Donner, Darrel Higham, Brian Setzer, Big Sandy, Eddie Cochran, Lemmy Kilmister, brown liquor and John Silver without filter!
Billy and The Kids have toured in Southwest US in February 2017 and April 2018 with gigs in SoCal, Nevada and Southern Arizona. They’re doing another Southwest US Tour in March/April 2019.
Stefan Billy Nilsson is sponsored by Gretsch Guitars since 2016. You can read his artist bio here: https://www.gretsch.com/guitarist/stefan-billy-nilsson/
Band members: Stefan Billy Nilsson – Guitar and vocals
Tor Andreas Roseth – Drums and backing vocals
Tom Erik Sveum – Upright bass and backing vocals

David Kane

 

David Kane

David Kane is a singer/songwriter, entertainer and actor.  While working in the music industry in Nashville, David Kane performed at the world famous Nashville Palace, Tootsies Orchid Lounge and has been on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.  He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association, a former member of the CMA and he is a current member of BMI with over 60 writing credits.   He has radio airplay in several regional markets and has been heard on Siris XM radio.  David has been seen on CMT, The History Channel, The Travel Channel and other cable networks in the past 2 decades.  David Kane and Open Range have opened for several major artists including Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, Jim Belushi and the Beach Boys.

David Kane also works in the self help field as a motivational speaker and a one-on-one coach.

 

Acoustix House – Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Acoustix House – Adam Smith

After his emergence onto the music scene in early 2010, Adam has toured all over the United States. Supporting the likes of Smokey Robinson and collaborating with guitarist and producer Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper) he continues to write and collaborate prolifically.  “He’s the real deal” says country star Brad Paisley. Self taught and playing piano and guitar, he brings a unique blend of contemporary folk and Celtic influenced music, by way of Southeast Kentucky. He is more recently known for hosting the regular “Song Swap” series at The Listening Room in Phoenix, where he collaborates with other top songwriters on one of Phoenix’s most treasured stages. Adam engages his live audiences with a string of original songs on both guitar and piano, unique interpretations of covers and classic favorites, and is currently on tour promoting his latest EP “Found Feathers.”

 

http://adamsmithmusicart.com/

Ray DeSylvester’s Blue Smoke

 

 

Ray DeSlyvester

 

 

                 Ray DeSylvester’s Blue Smoke

Ray DeSylvester’s Blue Smoke plays high energy classic Chicago Blues throughout central and Northern Arizona. They keep the Blues alive with their soulful sound as they portray music similar to back porches and juke joints on the South side of Chicago.

The bands inspiration draws from the great Chess record artists who made the Mississippi saxophone (harmonica) famous, such as: Little Walter, George Harmonica Smith, James Cotton, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Junior Wells. These great masters continually inspire Sweet Baby Ray’s Blue Smoke to apply legendary tones and licks to each performance.

Harpmaster, Ray DeSylvester affectionately known as Rev. Ray and Sweet Baby Ray  plays solo harmonica renditions of the national anthem at festivals and weaves throughout the audience when he performs. Ray earned the honor to represent NAZBA and compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2016. He won the Phoenix Blues Society’s Arizona Blues Showdown for top traditional solo act and was also an International Blues Competition finalist, two consecutive years.

His band performed during Walkin’ On Main 2014 through 2016,  PBS Blues Blast Fest, Superstition Blues Fest,  Camp Verde Pecan and Wine Fest, Fort Verde Days, NAZBA Challenge, Summer Corn Fest, Payson June Bug Fest, and The OTCA Blues Fest. Sweet Baby Ray plays annually at the PBS Blues Blast Festival, in the Harmonica Blast held at the Rhythm Room, and in numerous events and fundraisers at the Rhythm Room. Before retiring as a teacher, Ray performed with Phoenix bands and for the Phoenix Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools program.

Ray DeSylvester was filmed in the Spring of 2013 by the Arizona Highways Magazine Television Crew. The show features Arizona regions, and is aired on network television.

For smokin’ Blues at festivals, outdoor events, and specialty shows, contact front man Ray DeSylvester(Sweet Baby Ray) at ded1095@msn.com or find him on facebook: Sweet Baby Ray and also RayDeSylvester .