Melissa Alesi is a singer-songwriter from Delaware who combines a multitude of genres to make her own style. With a focus on folk and adult contemporary, Melissa also brings elements of alternative, jazz, country, and world music into her performance. Her background in classical voice and percussion adds to her unique, fresh sound in both her vocals and guitar playing.
Melissa began her career in late
2007 as part of the trio, High Maintenance, playing covers in venues on the Eastern Shore. After a couple of
years, she started playing solo and recorded her first full-length original album self titled, “ALESI,” in 2008.
Her second album, “House Of Stones,” takes the listener on a journey from thunderous drums and stunning string arrangements, to the beautiful simplicity of soulful vocals and acoustic guitar. The album’s title refers to taking the “stones” thrown at you by life’s experiences and using them to make yourself a stronger, wiser person.
Southern roots run deep in Lee Gibson’s veins and you see that on stage when he performs. Raised in the small town of Winchester, Tennessee, gave Gibson the humbleness that comes across on stage and his love for country music. As a child Lee enjoyed sitting in front of the television or radio listening to some of the greatest artists of our time, such as Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard and George Jones. Music started at a young age with Lee Gibson as he was part of the musicals and plays in his school, a member of the church choir, and he also had an acoustic show which he eventually added a full band to.
Gibson carries some of the songs from his country icons on stage as his songs tell the story of lost loves, hardships, falling in love and there are always the good drinking songs that have made history in country music. “Who You Are”, “Long Slow Night”, “My Country” and “Lincoln County Lightning” are just a few of the originals Lee Gibson performs at his shows. All of these songs telling stories that his audience can relate to.
Being compared to Dwight Yoakam and Ronnie Dunn Lee Gibson’s voice is powerful, clear and definitely country. With his influence, from these artists and so many more, Gibson pursued writing with some of the top Nashville songwriters. In 2001 he landed his first record deal and this put him on the stage with Randy Houser, Anthony Smith, Darryl Worley, T. Graham Brown, and even the late George Jones.
There is still uniqueness in his songwriting with the upcoming release of his sophomore album. You hear a collection of all of Lee Gibson’s influences on this album. There is love and heartbreak, happiness and despair, the jovial and serious and an album showing Lee Gibson’s talent and love of music.
As Lee Gibson steps on stage he does so with the experience he has gained over the years of working in the music business. His 6 foot 4 inch stature carries the deep richness in his voice as he sings to his audiences. His songs tell stories about who he is and some of the things he has experienced, as well as some classic country and rock and roll to get everyone up and out of their seats dancing. Gibson reaches out to his audiences and they love him as he makes time for them after a show.
This will be an exciting year for Lee Gibson. In November Gibson will be part of the An American Legacy Tour, starring Ronnie McDowell. A cruise is planned that will depart on the Carnival Fascination from Jacksonville, FL to the Bahamas, November 12 through November 15. Several other projects are in the works for Gibson and he is looking forward to this year and where his career is going.
As you walk into the venue you look on stage and Lee Gibson is performing. His voice carries through the sound system and you know you are about to see a great country singer on stage. His experience and talent shows through and the friendliness in his voice welcomes you to a seat. This is a Lee Gibson show. Quality, talent and pure country.
Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Female Artist of the year nominee. Check out her music at www.tiannawoods.com and on digital sites. Electronic Press Kit can be found at www.sonicbids.com/tiannawoods
Tianna Woods is a multi-talented country recording artist from Burlington Ontario who is no stranger to the stage. Over the years she has performed in countless fairs, festivals, jamborees, corporate and private parties. She has performed in Canada, the U.S. and as far away as Japan. Tianna has released 2 holiday singles, as well as 7 national singles to Country Radio including -“Next Door Neighbour”, “Can You Hear Me Now”, “Rain on the Roses”, “Wow” and 2 that landed in the top 100, “Dancin’ With Elvis” and “I’m There”. Her latest single “On the Rise” is her debut single from her upcoming F.A.C.T.O.R. funded album that will be released in 2015. With her national single release history, Tianna now has a high level radio profile and her performances are always met with stunning reviews. Tianna will tell you, “Singing & performing has always been my passion. It has always felt so natural. Being on stage is like my second home.”
In 2013 Tianna was named “Artist of the Month” by the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO). In 2014 she made the first round CMAO nominations for Female Artist, Rising Star and Single of the year. In 2015 she was nominated for the CMAO Female Artist of the year (along with Michelle Wright, Kira Isabella and Beverley Mahood) and Rising Star of the Year.
Tianna is also a multi-instrumentalist playing 7 instruments - piano, guitar, saxophone, drums, clarinet, fiddle and North American flute. She has headlined and performed at such festivals as Celebrate Ajax by the Lake
(6 consecutive years), Mitchell Fall Fair, Boothill Country Jamboree, Rockton World’s Fair, Redpath Tall Ships Festival, Caledonia Fair, the Niagara Regional Exhibition and performed at the Ribfests in Toronto and Burlington, with well over 50,000 in attendance. She has also opened for such acts as country male artist
“Tim Hicks” and country duo “One More Girl”.
Tianna is also a musical theater actress and has appeared in the musicals "The Music Man", Brigadoon",
"Once On This Island", "The Mikado", "Anything Goes", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "That's Showbiz", which performed in New York City. Her stage production manager created an incredible production of "Anne of Green Gables" with Tianna landing the lead role of “Anne”. The show toured throughout Japan. While in Japan, Tianna also toured the schools with her band, meeting and performing for the children of Japan.
Tianna launched her kick off tour show It’s About Country Music and “Then Some” at the Backstage Capital Theatre in Delhi, ON and will be booking more dates for 2015. Her show features her music, as well as country music through the years and “then some” from artists including Merle Haggard, George Strait, Alan Jackson,
Joe Cocker, Dan Hill and many more. The show also features Tianna’s vocal, and music theatre background, as well as the 7 musical instruments she plays. Special guests include - Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee - Wendell Ferguson and Singer/ Songwriter - Michael Warren.
Krystal has been singing as long as she can remember and is the only reason her parents listen to country music. Krystal had her own taste in music from an early age when she caught a snippet of Alan Jackson on the radio. From then she was hooked on steel guitar and lyrics that painted a picture of the humble truths of life. After years of bouncing on her bed singing Shania Twain, playing with a toy guitar, and singing songs she had written to her dog, Krystal's parents bought her her first guitar. Krystal took off learning chords to play her favorite songs and soon began to craft and write her own. Krystal, originally from Hickory, NC, has been on a musical journey leading her to her current residence in Nashville, TN. Krystal is a strong believer in the power of music to heal hearts and communities. Because of this belief, Krystal works during the day as a psychiatric music therapist. When she is not working, Krystal is writing and playing music at the downtown honkytonks and other local venues, as well as, traveling to spread her music to a larger audience. Krystal is set to release updated demos in early 2019 and is also currently working on her first EP in which she hopes to record original material from both solo and co-writes. Krystal's sound is as quirky as her person and she is not afraid to show some honest humor in her material such as "You had me at Double Wide" and "You're the Reason That I Drink." Krystal pulls her inspiration from classic and outlaw artist's such as Willie and Loretta as well as the modern likes of Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Nettles, and Chris Stapleton to result in a twangy blues of her own.
Julia Battistin is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from New York. She focuses mainly on piano driven pop songs and her sound has been compared to artists such as Sara Bareilles, Adele, and Sarah McLachlan. With a mix of her haunting, soaring melodies and heartfelt lyrics, she is able to capture all types of audiences through their hearts and souls. She wrote her first song at age 12 and since then, she continues to compose everyday and has performed in various venues and competitions in NYC, Boston and local areas. Julia is now a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Songwriting Degree and Musical Theater Writing Minor. She has just moved to Nashville, TN to write, perform, and continue pursuing her dream.
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This week's guest on The Midnight Madness Show is Michael Bradord.
Meg Williams performs frequently at venues across the country with her band, Meg Williams Band, as a solo/duo act, and as a guitarist for other artists. She recently competed in the 2019 International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN), representing the Kentucky Blues Society, and was the house band director for the Women in Blues Showcase during the IBC's. Meg has additionally performed at the 2019 Ann Arbor Blues Fest with blues legend Benny Turner, the 2019 Tall City Blues Fest (Midland, TX), 2018 Venice Blues Festival (Venice, FL), RedGorilla Music Festival (Austin, TX), Blues Radio International during the BMA's (Memphis, TN), Knoxville’s WDVX Blue Plate Special, Tennessee Motorcycles & Music Revival Festival, & Loretta Lynn’s Ranch as an artist, and performed at Cheyenne Frontier Days & CMA Fest as a guitarist for other artists.
Meg’s newest blues-rock CD, 'Take Me As I Am: The Muscle Shoals Sessions' and her 2017 EP ‘Maybe Someday,’ have been played on SiriusXM’s Bluesville and radio stations world-wide – 'Take Me As I Am' has reached #27 on Top 50 Blues Album Charts & #9 on Top 50 Blues Rock Album Charts (Roots Music Report). Meg's song 'Little Bit of the Devil' reached #2 Top 50 Blues Rock songs & #9 Top Blues Song (Roots Music Report). Often compared to Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt, Meg’s guitar playing has captured the attention of listeners throughout Nashville and increasingly the US.
Meg is signed with Nola Blue Records and released her full length album, recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, "Take Me As I Am: The Muscle Shoals Sessions" on April 19, 2019.
Hey All! My Name Is Randy Barnette..Im a Guitarist of 30+ years and studied at the Musicians Institute of Technology (GIT '91) In Hollywood Ca..
Im currently a Guitarist/Staff Writer for MC1 Nashville/Sony-Orchard.. I do approximately 4-5 Co-Writes a week and Accompany Singer/Songwriters for Live Shows and Writers Rounds..I also Accompany every Friday at a local venue here in Nashville called Belcourt Taps for a Writers Round called Russ and Friends from 5-7..Which is aired Live on Facebook and Broadcast on WFMC Internet Radio Worldwide to 50 Countries..Im also working on a Guitar Instrumental Ep called "Dreams" Its something a little different..Its a Relax/Sleep Ep..It will contain 5 melodic songs to help you Relax or sleep..Looking to release sometime this fall.
Music has allowed me to travel all over the United States and parts of Canada..Along with studio sessions I have also toured with many Cover and Original Bands..I have played the Nasty Rock Rooms to the "A" Hotel Circuits to 3,000 seat arena's to outdoor crowd's of 8,000 plus.. I have shared the stage and opened up for Act's as part of a Band or Trio such as: Frankie Ballard..Easton Corbin..Bob Wooten..Shooter Jennings with Waymore's Outlaws..Trace Adkins..The Casey Donahew Band..Josh Thompson..The Randy Rodgers Band..The Van Lears and Brian Davis for the Brantley Gilbert after show party..I have also worked with Two Major Labels on Developmental Deals playing guitar..I'm proud to be part of the MC1 Nashville/Sony-Orchard Family and I love to perform live here in Nashville accompanying so many amazing Artists weekly..I'm also a member of ASCAP and Owner of RB1 Publishing..I also enjoy teaching guitar and helping people..Next to God and Family Music is the most important thing in my Life :)