Oklahoma grown singing-songwriting powerhouse, Chelsea Coleman, creates sanctuaries out of songs, wherein her audience is moved, humbled, and exalted. A courageous and vulnerable storyteller, she invites you to endure open heart surgery, skillfully mending your heartache with strands of golden thread. Each listener leaves more integrally woven in to the tapestry of humanity.
For years, Athens, Georgia’s Brandon Taj Hanick wrote songs for, recorded albums with and toured the U.S. and Europe with critically acclaimed (though commercially laughable) psych pop band King of Prussia. Hanick’s new band Future Lives still employs the “highly literate” songwriting that music critics like to write about, but the newer, twangy ‘spirit folk’ songs vacillate between California Country and Liverpudlian Indie Pop.
The lyrics on Future Lives’ debut album Mansions call to mind the narrative, visual lyrics of Young, Cohen, Oldham and Merritt. The record sounds like Athens – the autumnal twang of Buffalo Springfield steeped in a psychedelic Elephant 6 summer. Mansions doesn’t take time for granted. It’s the warm excitement of a new, deep love. “The Knowing.” Seeing the world and watching fire fill city squares. Exploring the space/time continuum at a street fair in a dream. Dealing with death, because it’s inevitable. And it’s the end. But it’s not. But it is. There are lines about finding God and then wondering which God was found. At the heart of every song is love.
Spill Magazine calls Future Lives’ debut “one of the finest albums of the year” and Exclaim! calls Future Lives “one of the Americana genre’s most promising up-and-coming groups.”
A native of Fukuoka, Japan, Maya Hall moved to San Francisco in 2014 in search of bigger musical pastures. In Japan, where singers are held to high standards in comparison to the United States, Maya had been a part of the music scene as a respected vocalist, taking part in a variety of different acts in Fukuoka and Tokyo.
Since moving to San Francisco, Maya has trained herself how to play the guitar in order to write her own songs, and has done so with the same musical agility she reveals when she sings. Like her voice, her guitar playing is equally her own silky and sweet style. When she plays, her chord progressions, dainty riffs and interesting rhythms match her soul exactly.
Anne Carol Mitchell is a nature-based songwriter and composer who crafts sounds from the earth. Through her music, she aims to create feeling states where stories and landscapes come alive. Her music speaks simply of the beauty of the natural world, as a call to reconnect with the Earth. Anne writes music for filmmakers working for social change, with an official selection in the 2016 Green Film Festival. She has worked extensively with LGBTQ poet Judy Grahn, scoring selections of her work. Anne has toured in an opening ensemble for Ani DiFranco, in addition to her own work as nationally touring songwriter.
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