Martin Chilton from The Daily Telegraph has written about Jake Shane‘s recent record: “Jake Shane’s album Evening Sounds neatly blends folk, Americana and even some Spanish influences from his time in Madrid in pleasant melodies with some clever lyrics on songs such as ‘Before Winter’ and ‘Seascape’. An enjoyable listen.” Hailing from the midwest, Jake recently returned from two years in Spain where he became immersed in flamenco music and the Spanish language. His crossover style might be referred to as “Flamericana.”
Jack Dean’s style is influenced by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen while his live performances have been noted for his distinct vocal and stage presence. In 2014, search he decamped to the mountains of Madrid where he sunk his teeth into symbolism, sacred texts and folklore. Surviving on honey, local wine and the kindness of strangers he penned some of the best tunes of his life. In 2015, he has gigged extensively across London is touring around the U.S. in May and June.
Krista Baroni‘s sophomore album, ‘The Alabaster Girl,’ is raw, vulnerable, and painfully personal. The New England based singer/songwriter’s influences range from her cherished 1960’s and 70’s songwriters’ albums (by artists like Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens) to her favorite modern day folk hero’s (Josh Ritter, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin).