Artists
# . A . B . C . D . E . F . G . H . I . J . K . L . M . N . O . P . Q . R . S . T . U . V . W . X . Y . Z
Gay Sportscasters

The Gay Sportscasters were formed way back in 1995. Singer Jeff Smith had the band name kicking around in his head for a number of years, his only real goal being to have some T-shirts bearing the band name with Howard Cossell holding a microphone that resembled a penis. His wildest dreams were exceeded as he found a number of co-conspirators (including longtime friend and songwriting partner "$3" Bill Wise, Evan Johns and Jeff Daniels).

The 7 piece "stuporgroup" played their first show at South By Southwest that year. The band received a glowing mention in Rolling Stone for that frenzied first performance and a number of shows followed but the band was all but done within a year, collapsing under the weight of its seven players personality conflicts and their own "fame." The band was resurrected in 2009 and regularly play around Texas to enthusiastic crowds with their dancing girls "The Lollygaggers."

Learn More

Austin, TX

The Georgian Company

Their website offers simply, "We're friends and family, and we make our own kind of modern folk rock. We like to wrap our old country and pop influenced songs in layers of texture, melody, rhythm and harmony, throw out the boring stuff, and keep the sweet sounds that break through the static. Give us a listen and come see us play!"

Learn More

The Georgian Company

Austin, TX

Ghosts Along The Brazos

If you're listening at all, you'll never shake the sound. It's honest - real music played by real people. The melodies will inspire, the words may haunt, and the rhythm will undoubtedly have you miles away from your chair. The music is undeniable - nothing short of a genuine celebration, bubbling up from the cracks in the street like west Texas oil.

Learn More

Ghosts Along The Brazos

Austin, TX

Cameron Giddings

Not only is Cameron a driven and talented singer but he is an incredibly skilled song-writer and producer. Since moving to Los Angeles in late 2007, Giddings signed on with the Hollywood booking agency ‘Sean Healey’, Cameron has been able to perform at Hollywood hot spots such as The Key Club and The Knitting Factory with artists such as Paul Wall and MIMS, to name a few. Breaking the boundaries is what he stands for, and breaking down that wall between himself and success is what he lives for. Cameron is a remarkable individual that has a commanding presence just as strong off stage as he does on. He is ready to shine and has already traveled quite far on his road for greatness.

Learn More

North Hollywood, CA

Colin Gilmore

"Americana's runner-up this month also has a famous country father (Jimmie Dale) and his own distinctive style. I've described him before as a West Texan Nick Lowe for his songs structures and their instant sing-along quality (Circles In The Yard; Goodnight Lane; Hand Close To Mine). But deep Texan roots show here on the fine Llano, a mature piece of country songwriting." – Sylvie Simmons, Mojo.

Learn More

Colin Gilmore

Austin, TX

Girl In A Coma

San Antonio’s Girl In A Coma have left a permanent tattoo on the hearts of thousands with their piercing songs and nuclear performances. They’ve blazed a singular trail since Nina Diaz joined the band at age 13 and have found champions and comrades along the way including Joan Jett who signed them, Morrissey, Sia, Tegan and Sara, The Pogues and Amanda Palmer who have hand selected them for tours. In addition, Robert Rodriguez asked them to compose one of the key songs for his film Machete last year. All the while, they have been building one of the most impassioned and diverse fan bases in music. Girl in a Coma are that rare feral band, unaffected by trends, that has managed to stay wild and thrill us at every turn.

Learn More

San Antonio, TX

Glambilly

GLAMBILLY is a diverse and edgy potpourri of roots music, or as lead singer Hans Frank once said in interview: “Bill Monroe meets The New York Dolls.” Hans currently lives in San Antonio and his three favorite things about The Alamo City are Machacado Tacos, the beautiful people, and always being able to find a place to park.

Learn More

Glambilly

San Antonio, TX

Jeremy Goldsmith

Versatile and dynamic young guitarist in the NYC scene, equally at home as contributing writer or player; previous work includes playing country with Nashville's Wendy May, rock-fusion with Cyrus, pop rock with Maggie Kim and backing Silvercord at Giants Stadium.

Learn More

Greenwich, CT

Nicolette Good

Nicolette Good owes interstate I-10 a lot of material, and she’s got the lyrics to prove it. The 2011 Readers’ Pick for best musician in San Antonio Magazine has done most of her best writing behind the wheel. She plays at the intersection of Americana and indie-folk, which has led fans to call her "the Veruca Salt of country music," (whatever that means.)

[Nicolette's] voice is pure ear candy. It’s an ethereal thing, one part smoky youth, another part fluorescent wisdom, a dream you just woke up from and are dying to remember.

Learn More

Nicolette Good

San Antonio, TX

Bryan Gorsira

Bryan Gorsira is a Virginia-based singer/songwriter whose independent recordings put to music his life's experience and love for family.

Learn More

Bryan Gorsira

Warrenton, VA

Johnny Goudie

Johnny Goudie – the songwriter behind Johnny Goudie and the Little Champions - is a sponge. Part collaborator, part actor, and part producer, Goudie has traveled the artistic gauntlet, absorbing the intricacies he’s seen both as a major label buzz band and a seasoned veteran of the industry.

Photo credit: markbrownmedia.com

Learn More

Johnny Goudie

Austin, TX

The Grannies

On a hot July night in 1999, five grown men dressed as old ladies crossed 11th St in San Francisco and hit the stage at the Paradise Lounge. 15 years, 8 Jack Endino produced albums, 3 European tours, more than a few beer soaked house dresses, some delighted fans, some not-so delighted soundmen, an 8’ x5’ oil painting by German artist Frank Bauer (that sold in Cologne for $25,000), some good press, some bad press, and these self-acclaimed masters of Quality Edutainment are STILL at it. Still.

Featuring former members of Ain’t (SF), Black Furies (SF), Hollow Heyday (Boston) and Hullabaloo (Boston). Mixing the frantic three chord riff rock of G.B.H. with the in-your-face danger of the Dwarves and the fashion sense of Divine, THE GRANNIES have released all their albums on their own labels, Dead Teenager & Wondertaker. Wildly original and fun as hell.

Learn More

San Francisco, CA

Grey Holiday

Unlike many aspiring artists, a record deal was never the ultimate goal for Grey Holiday’s Matt Minor (vocals, keys, guitar), Steven Bedingfield (guitar, electronics, programming), R.T. Bodet (bass) and Josh Fenoglio (drums). In fact, all they really wanted to do was have some fun—playing music, that is. And if really lucky? Maybe they would head to a studio and record a few songs someday. Well, call them lucky, because Grey Holiday is currently signed with Essential Records and in 2007 released their much-anticipated debut, The Glorious Revolution.

Learn More

San Antonio, TX

Louie Grit

Louie Grit writes and rhymes with an edge and an attitude shaped by his own life's experiences. He raps stories that bluntly and blatantly describe the world around us. Raised in Denver, Colorado Louie drew musical inspiration from Hip-Hop pioneers—from Run DMC and the Fat Boys to the true O.G.'s: Public Enemy, N.W.A., Easy-E, and Ice Cube.

Louie has never been confined to the studio. After moving to Aurora, he carved out his own performing career at venues including Wyatt Torch, Iliff Park Saloon, Cervantes, Club Deep, Club Flamingo, and Buschwackers.

I want to bring back the wisdom and knowledge I heard in the music that molded me.
- Louie Grit

Louie's songs blend his rhymes with melodic tracks often featuring R&B backing vocals. His music tells raw tales of real-life family struggles, substance abuse and addiction, and every day challenges faced by every day people.

Learn More

Aurora, CO

Groundwork Music Orchestra

The Groundwork Music Orchestra is a fantastic mix of professional and amateur musicians playing mostly original children's music. This band is an essential component of the Groundwork Music Project, which provides free and low cost music education to preschool aged children. Groundwork provides weekly music classes in various preschools. Family members and preschool teachers are encouraged to become part of the Orchestra's performances and recording projects.

Most of the orchestra's original material is written by Groundwork founder, Neal Kassanoff. Neal's music has been recorded by numerous artists across a broad spectrum of genres. In writing music for children, he has tried to create material in which parents and other adults can share in the enjoyment.

Learn More

Groundwork Music Orchestra

Austin, TX

Marc Gunn

Marc Gunn is an award-winning acoustic folk musician rooted in the American Celtic song tradition—Celtic music, the Traditional and the Twisted. His musical instrument of choice, the autoharp, continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy.

[he] has the ability to generate many moods, both with his lyrics and the music. From thought provoking to jubilant (Sixty Seven Music)

Donned “The Celtfather” by Celtic music fans, Gunn is a champion of indie Celtic music. He has given away over ten million MP3s through his music and podcasts since he began his Celtic music career in 1999. His Irish & Celtic Music Podcast has won two awards for “Best Podsafe Music” in the annual Podcast Awards and is one of the most-popular music podcasts on iTunes.

Marc is a tireless supporter of Festival music, Celtic music and a wide array of musicians... You sir, are the Chuck Norris of Renaissance Festival Musicians (Modern Bard)

Good food, good drink and good company. Folk ballads, Irish drinking songs, fantasy, Sci Fi, and cats on the autoharp. Let Marc Gunn fill you with fun, happiness, and beauty while connecting you to your Celtic heritage through songs, sing-alongs, stories, lyrics, and podcasts. Embrace independent Celtic music!

Learn More

Birmingham, AL

Gurbtron

Andrew Posada (aka Gurbtron) is a DJ whose reputation has spread from his hometown of San Jose through the resorts of Lake Tahoe, where he holds residencies at Bass Heavy, Lakeside and Northstar, among others. Gurbtron's sound is defined by its influences—wide and varied, traversing many genres—a lovechild of Radiohead, Jay-Z, Dredg, Daft Punk, and generations of film soundtracks. Gurbtron's notoriety has led to his sharing the stage with numerous worldwide acts including Del the Funkee Homosapien, Foster the People, Matisyahu, and many more.

Learn More

Lake Tahoe, CA