Nori: Nori- Austin natives, Nori, make their own concoction of sound with three importnat musical styles: jazz, folk and world. Born out of the dreams of Andy Beaudoin (veteran Austin drummer), the blended sounds were put together as the artists were brought together to create a diverse, yet cohesive sonic sound. Vocals, trumpet, pedal steel guitar, acoustic bass and drums have come together and perform with original compositions. Nori will be at the Cactus Cafe on Thursday, December 13th for their album release.
Jim Libby: Made in the USA– Libby’s debut album was planned around an overarching theme of challenging yourself and commitment to your word. He states, “I want to this alubm to invoke feelings of pride, ambition and honesty.” Compared to the sounds of Hank Williams Jr and Merle Haggard, Libby strikes his own sound using a strong traditional country background full of twangy guitar, upbeat fiddle and mandolin accompaniments with a little rock in the mix.
Andy Macintyre: Ruby- A bluesman with a bit of a rock edge best describes the album. Even though the blues run strong throughout the album, Macintyre doesn’t mind a little experimentation with various styles. Check out “Ruby” and “Jaliene.” Both tracks exemplify the strong songwriting that makes this album unique.
Marina Rocks: Believe in Love-The album fuses heavy hitting with sentimental. The nine song project projects melodic Americana with a little more rock than meets the eye. Expressive, honest songwriting along with the ability to provide acourstic solo performances agains an electric power-trio makes Marina a force of her own.