CIGARETTES & TRUCKSTOPS: LINDI ORTEGA FEEDS HER MUSE
Nashville beckoned, and Lindi Ortega answered the call.
Armed with an inimitable, irresistible singing voice The Independent hails as "a truly magnificent instrument," and a heart bursting with creative ambition, the Canadian songstress whom American Songwriter calls "the love child of Johnny Cash and Nancy Sinatra" decided to relocate to... Read More »
The only thing growing faster than Gary Clark Jr.’s acclaim -- among fans, critics and iconic musicians alike -- is the scope of his talents and tastes.
But nothing you have seen, heard or read can prepare you for the power and scope of his debut album, Blak And Blu. Not the buzz from his Run-The-House tour through the 2012 festival season which included Coachella, New Orleans Jazz &... Read More »
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Charles "Chip" Esten was raised in Alexandria, VA and attended T.C. Williams High School (made famous in the film "Remember the Titans.") He then attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, where he graduated with a degree in Economics and met his eventual wife, Patty. While in Williamsburg, he was lead singer/songwriter in a popular local band... Read More »
Clare Bowen has enjoyed a flourishing career in film, theatre and television. A native Australian, she has appeared in several of her home country's iconic television dramas, including "Home and Away," the medical drama "All Saints," "The Cut" and the critically acclaimed comedy, "Chandon."
In her U.S. film debut, Bowen stars as the female lead in the western "Dead Man's Burden," which... Read More »
Three-time Emmy-nominated Connie Britton continually receives accolades for her work in television and film. After stand-out roles on series such as "Spin City," "24" and "The West Wing," she starred on one of the best reviewed shows on television, NBC's "Friday Night Lights," created by Peter Berg, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and 2011. She also starred in the film... Read More »
Raised by his artist parents in Cornwall, a small beach town outside of London, Sam Palladio stayed nearby to pursue his career as a performer, studying theatre and music at Rose Bruford Drama College where he later graduated. After graduation, Palladio found himself showcasing his talents in the original cast for the musical "Dreamboats & Petticoats," touring the UK before bringing it into London's West End.
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Like many bands before them, School of Seven Bells were born as the result of a late-night revelation. Benjamin Curtis connected with sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza in 2004 while their bandsâ€”Secret Machines and On-Air Library!, respectivelyâ€”were on tour. While watching PBS at 3am, Alejandra caught a show about the School of Seven Bells: a mythical South American pickpocket academy that may or may not have existed in the '80s. The idea of seven minds working as one appealed to her, as did the phrase's cryptic musicality, and a creative spark ignited. Read More »