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January 04, 2016

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Lisa Loeb
Black Prairie
The Stray Birds
Rose Cousins
Joan Shelley

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Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Rose Cousins

Shake



The Darkness



Farmer’s Wife



Stray Birds


Julie Adams

Cities of Texas


The Stray Birds

The Bells



New Shoes



Heavy Hands



Best Medicine



When I Die


Joan Shelley

Something Small



First of August



Easy Now

2

 Black Prairie

The 84



Kiss of Fate



Be Good



Animal Inside



Let it Out


Lisa Loeb

I Do



No Fairy Tale

 

 

Stay (I Missed You)

 

 

The Holiday Song

 

 

The 90’s

 

Larry Groce & Co.

Dink’s Song

Press Release

Lisa Loeb - The Dallas, TX, native has the distinction of being the first artist to chart a No. 1 single without as much as a record contract. Thanks to fan/co-star Ethan Hawke, Loeb’s song “Stay” was featured in the film “Reality Bites” and the resulting soundtrack. Following the film’s release, Loeb signed to Geffen Records and “Stay” reached No. 1, selling more than 750, 000 copies. Since then, Loeb successfully parlayed her talents into a multi-dimensional career encompassing music, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings. Her studio CDs include her major label debut, “Tails,” and the Grammy-nominated follow-up, “Firecracker,” both of which were certified Gold, while her television credits include appearances on “The Drew Carey Show,” “The Chris Isaak Show” and “Gossip Girl.” In 2004, Loeb starred in the television series, “Dweezil and Lisa,” a weekly culinary adventure for Food Network, and, in 2006, “No. 1 Single.” Her first feature film role was opposite Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, in “House On Haunted Hill” in 1999 and, in 2011, she appeared in the re-make of “Fright Night.” Loeb’s voice-over credits include Spiderman’s gal pal Mary Jane in MTV’s animated series “Spider-Man,” and the voice of Milli the Microphone on the animated Disney show “Doc McStuffins.” She is currently heard as the voice of Princess Winger on Disney Junior’s animated series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” In 2008, Loeb founded The Camp Lisa Foundation, to raise funds to send kids to camp. With help from friends like Kay Hanley, Jill Sobule, Nina Gordon and Steve Martin, she recorded the companion CD, “Camp Lisa” - with the proceeds all going to charity. She is also releasing a new eyewear line (“Lisa Loeb Eyewear”), publishing her second children’s book (“Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Moving and Shaking”) and another adult studio album (“No Fairy Tale”).

Black Prairie - Comprised of Decemberists’ members Chris Funk, Nate Query and Jenny Conlee, and fellow Portland musicians Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufeld, Black Prairie came together as a vehicle to explore instrumental string band music during The Decemberists' downtime. With the success of 2013's “A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in The Heart,” the group became a full-time endeavor, and logged notable performances at festivals like Bonaroo and Newport Folk, and an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” The group’s resume includes a stint writing songs and performing with cult-folk legend Michael Hurley, and supporting a rotating, eclectic cast of musicians as the “house band” for Wesley Stace’s “Cabinet of Wonders” variety show in New York. Black Prairie also performed a set with the Oregon Symphony in Portland and composed a theatrical score for a production at the Oregon Children’s Theater, eventually released as “The Storm in the Barn.” Last summer, the band composed a “soundtrack” to New York Times Magazine writer Jon Mooallem’s book “Wild Ones,” then teamed up with Mooallem for a string of shows, orchestrating his storytelling live on stage. On Black Prairie’s current release, “Fortune,” the band has moved from the Americana-based feel to a harder-edged sound which takes cues from Led Zeppelin. 

The Stray Birds - Drawing on the rich tradition of American folk music, The Stray Birds’ music features strong harmonies and songwriting. Hailing from Lancaster, PA, the trio is comprised of singer/songwriters Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven, and bassist Charles Muench. De Vitry attended both University of North Carolina - Asheville and Berklee College of Music. She has since taken 4th place in the 2011 Telluride Troubadour Competition and 3rd place in the BMI/John Lennon Scholarship Awards. Growing up, the highlight of each year was the family's annual trip to West Virginia's Appalachian String Band Music Festival. After taking classical violin lessons, Craven began playing fiddle alongside his parents in the Craven Family Band. Prior to joining The Stray Birds, he toured with Americana artist Adrienne Young. Muench was inspired by his bass-playing father, earned a degree in Music Education from West Chester University and cut his teeth in weekly bluegrass picking sessions in the woodshed of a nearby horse farm. Following the band’s 2012 self-titled release - which NPR Music included in its list of “Top 10 Folk/Americana Albums of the Year,” the group has released “Best Medicine” on Yep Roc Records.  

Rose Cousins - A native of Prince Edward Island, Rose Cousins has released three solo albums as well as collaborations with artists across Canada, the U.S., Ireland, and Australia. Along the way, she has garnered numerous awards including a JUNO for “Roots & Traditional Album of the Year,” two Canadian Folk Music Awards for “Best Contemporary Singer,” six East Coast Music Awards, three Nova Scotia Music Awards, and three PEI Music Awards. Now living in Halifax, Cousins has performed in Boston for nearly a decade, and is deeply involved in that city’s musical community. Her songs have appeared in television shows including “Greys Anatomy,” “Rookie Blue,” “Heartland,” “Hope for Wildlife” and “Drop Dead Diva.” Cousin’s 2012 release, “We Have Made A Spark,” was named to NPR’s “Top 10 Americana & Folk Albums of 2012.”

Joan Shelly - While the songs of Kentucky singer/songwriter Joan Shelley have echoes of both the American and British folk revivals, they are also startlingly original. Over the past five years, Shelley has recorded several albums, toured the globe with her band, on her own, and as a duo with Daniel Martin Moore. Her new CD is titled “Electric Ursa.”