|K Wiley, Manager
|The Touring Music Collective is a collaborative effort between independent performance artists to share resources while helping each other navigate the wilds of the music industry.
|Playing gypsy celtic acoustic folk rock for naughty punk faeries, they are oft compared to whiskey, mead, and chocolate. Think harmony vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and a sexy black cello, but expect more than just music. These wild and masterful performers are raw entertainment -- they'll take you on a ride down the twilight roads. Find more at trickypixie.com and listen to their music at music.trickypixie.com
|This petite slice of dynamite astounds listeners with her deft guitar work, original writing style, and crystal-clear vocals. Her music is interwoven with mythic lore, avante garde poetry, and modern storytelling - all flavored with a dose of blues, a dash of celtic, and a taste of punk for good measure. With more than eight full studio albums released since March of 2004 and an average of more than 90 shows per year, this busy little lady is laying down tracks and setting records on fire. Find out more at sjtucker.com and listen to her music at music.skinnywhitechick.com
|Celtic Music for Modern Dreamers - Heather Dale is a Canadian recording artist who cheerfully side-steps the sterotypes for both
folk singer-songwriters and Celtic balladeers. Heather fuses traditional stories with a healthy
mix of Celtic folk, world music and rock influences, and she excels at finding modern themes
within old material. She performs with her partner Ben Deschamps, and together they explore
a lively, diverse folksong repertoire... a mix of original songs with fresh twists on traditional
Celtic & folk material. "Her music is powerful stuff, reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt and
Sarah McLachlan but with a depth and resonance rooted in its mythic sources." (Vancouver
Sun). Find out more at HeatherDale.com
|Singer-songwriter Marian Call writes whimsical Alaskan folk funk for the coffee counter-culture. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell & Regina Spektor raising the child of Jason Mraz & Erin McKeown. Call's sound is always soulful, honest, and clever, loved by all types -- computer geeks, church ladies, teenage thugs, NPR listeners, and urban hipsters worldwide. She has toured all 50 United States and most of Canada, yet despite her incessant touring stays rooted in Alaska for inspiration. On October 1, 2011, Call released her much-anticipated fan-funded double album Something Fierce. Find out more at mariancall.com
|The Faerie Tale Minstrel himself, Alexander has been a full-time musician for over 20 years, using fiddle and mandolin and a variety of other
instruments to accompany a very fine singing voice. He has released half a dozen CDs since March of 2007 and has many more in his history, performing under an alternative professional identity. Gifted with a very dynamic stage presence, and he has toured the US and Europe repeatedly. His music, a celtic-americana hybrid specializing in faerie tales, is best known by fans of the ren-faire and sci-fi con circuits. Find out more at
heatherlands.com and faerietaleminstrel.com
Wild, passionate and empowering, Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule, weaves together music, mythology and ritual to take her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Drawing on her deep love of Nature and lifelong fascination with the worlds of Fairy Tale and Magic, Wendy's songs combine irresistible melodies with rich aural textures and a rare personal honesty.
With 6 major albums and numerous side projects under her belt, Wendy has carved a unique path through the musical mainstream. Renowned for years amongst the world's alternative spiritual communities, she is now deservedly gaining a much broader following. Her unique live performances, and her beautifully atmospheric and richly emotive songs continue to entice an ever growing audience into her magical realm. Find out more at wendyrule.com
|A genre hopping musical ride skirting the edges of Alt-Rock, Americana, Jazz, Folk-Hop, and Mythpunk.
Bekah Kelso is on guitar, keys, percussion with her sultry, bluesy vocals. Ginger Doss handles the keys, guitar, and more percussion, adding her smoky, alto vocals. SJ Tucker adds her own guitar, five-string bass, and even more percussion, regularly taking the lead with her huge, dynamic vocals.
Three women take control of their destiny, to pursue their dreams, and to live them. Three songwriters take the stage together, to share their voices, their muses, and their stories. Three powers come together in perfect harmony, to inspire many others to follow. Find out more at travelingfates.com
|Safe, sensible, and fully-insured pyrophiliacs, this unique pair of performers dazzles audiences through a fusion of fire play and improvisational music. The essence of Fire & Strings is the interplay between song, dance, theatre, and music; brought together with passion for art and beauty. Fire & Strings was featured in a PBS special called Gypsy Circus in 2005, and they have been continually touring the US ever since, providing education, training, and safety workshops along with regular performances either on their own or as front-line dancers for existing musical acts. Find out more at fireandstrings.com|