EPK: Relative Harmony! Keeping it all in the family, Credenda consists of two siblings and their mom, all contributing to the songwriting.
Their music is reminiscent of a time when lyrics impacted a generation, bringing healing and hope for the future.
Genre defying, Credenda's signature sound of unique sibling harmonies is showcased in their original and compelling songs.
Currently based in Nashville.*Their debut EP is scheduled for release 27 February 2019
It started with Barbara who began songwriting as a young adult. She was heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, Larry Norman, and some jazz artists like Cleo Lane. She grew up being exposed to multiple genres, particularly jazz and rock n’ roll. After nursing school, she worked for a while in the UK and then applied for a job in California where she met her husband Joe Bruton. They had a family and out of that family musicians began to develop! Soon, members of the family were writing and jamming together. Barb plays keyboard for the band and is one of the primary song writers.
Daniel started playing the guitar while living in England from 2003-2008. Dad worked on the streets with homeless folks and runaways. His parents bought him an electric guitar and small portable amp for his eleventh birthday, and he practiced literally four to five hours a day for five years. He admires artists such as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, BB King, and more modern artists such as Ed Sheeran. He loves to play electric and acoustic and bass guitar as well as the cajon.He is always looking for ways to incorporate a Celtic sound. This may be after having lived in the Northeast of England where Celtic influences are very strong. He often co-writes with Barb Bruton, as well as writing his own songs.
Anna is our lead female vocalist. She started singing with Credenda when she was sixteen. Now 23 years old, she is a pro. She loves big band jazz artists such as Cleo Lane, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole. She’s also a big fan of singer songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, as well as blues artists such as Mavis Staples. She is an accomplished song writer and is currently expanding her skills on the keyboard and guitar. Anna often co-writes with other members of the band and helps with the arrangements.
Ryan LittleEagle is a Native American singer-songwriter and musician from San Antonio, Texas, now living in Dawsonville Georgia. Influenced by the likes of George Strait, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, and R Carlos Nakai, Littleeagle blends the rich storytelling of Country/Americana music, and with the cultural roots of First Nations music creating a style called NDN Country.
Ryan is a multi-award winning international performer and musician having won two Native American Music Awards (Debut Artist 2012, Best Instrumental 2014) and two Canadian Indigenous Music Awards (Best Flute CD 2013, Best Flute CD 2014). Ryan has enjoyed performing for diverse crowds throughout the United States, and internationally to the Caribbean and South America.
Ryan has released three albums: Straight from the Heart (2012), The Long Journey Home (2013), and My Songs My Stories (2014), as well as three single, including a collaboration with Peruvian based cultural project PERUSA El Ultimo Inka. His most recent single “If It Was Me” was released on January 21st, 2021.
Additionally, LittleEagle is a Native American cultural educator and traditional dancer, having spoken at private events, museums, schools, and colleges throughout the United States. His great respect for his culture and people is evident and represented in a positive way through his music. Ryan tries to utilize his talents to bring awareness to events and issues affecting the indigenous communities in the Americas and other parts of the world. He is truly an ambassador for bridging the gap between the old ways and the new.
The Revenue Man’s debut release may be called 25 Years Behind, but the man himself, aka Glenn Brown—packs years of wisdom into these songs. Spanning from an unwelcome family legacy, romantic nostalgia, and even an Elvis Costello classic, these new songs bring in the best of the past. The album is set for release on March 6, 2020, along with the video for “Tennessee Sunset” that aims to be the arrow to fans’ hearts. The first thing you notice on 25 Years Behind, is Brown’s voice, solid and reassuring with a tinge of heartbreak. Perhaps, this is why at times, he claims to sound like a beardless Cody Jinks, a country Jason Mraz, and his use of the timeless phrasing of the legendary John Anderson. The next thing you will hear is, as a writer, is that Glenn knows that songwriting is all about perspective. He gives it to you in black and white with no regret or shame from all angles. But mainly from the heart.
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About David: Raised on the rough side of life, David Isenberg came to the guitar with a mind full of questions, and a heart longing for sweet relief...and that's exactly what he found! Revolutionized and called -- David had found his purpose in the basin of a wood-body six string and the holler of a freeing tune. Jesus in his heart, guitar in hand, David set out across the lands of Tennessee and Kentucky searching for the gems of artistry in the coal mines of introspection. Anywhere he has performed, he has made his presence known with resounding songs of redemption, hope, destiny, and freedom.
Kirstie Kraus is a feisty powerhouse that lays it all out each time she takes the stage. Her sound is a blend of modern country-pop with a mix of blues, a little funk and 80's rock tones. Some of Kirstie’s biggest influences are LeAnn Rimes, Elton John, Phil Collins, Amy Grant, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, and Faith Hill.
Kirstie moved to Nashville in October 2017 and jumped right into the creation of her first record after touring the Midwest with her previous rockin’ country band Thirsty Jones. Kirstie has teamed up with EMC2 Records (Nashville, TN) and Sound Kitchen (Franklin, TN) for a full length record release in 2020.
The anticipated 'Yes You Can' album which was partly funded by Kickstarter backers from her native state of Wisconsin is eleven tracks in length and enriched with some of Nashville's finest players including Rich Redmond (Drums, Jason Aldean), Ford Thurston (Guitar, Randy Houser), and Lee Turner (Organ, Darius Rucker). The record was mastered by Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban).
Kirstie’s two singles "Delusional" and "Gotta Do" have been featured on the Top Ten Tuesday playlist for Next Women of Country, selected to air on Times Up Radio, climbed to #1 on She Wolf Radio and was picked up on country radio in the US and UK.
When in Nashville one can find Kirstie showcasing at the local hot spots, in a writing room, demoing songs, or booking her next tour. When on the road you can spot Kraus driving a 2000 Dutchman RV.
Jessica Carter is a singer-songwriter from Columbia, MO. Jessica began her love for music at age three, while repeatedly beating and singing on coffee cans. Her influences range from many genres of music including: Johnny Cash, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, Queen, Eagles and many more.
After years of being involved in music through school, she began trying her hand at songwriting. She would then pursue a degree to further her knowledge and skills in music. Jessica graduated from Central Methodist University in 2014 with a bachelors in Music Education. From there she would go on to teach elementary music in Mid-MO for the next 5 years. Through teaching she learned how to be a better musician, by helping her students to be confident in their work.
As she continued to push her students to follow their dreams, at whatever talent they exceeded in, Jessica decided to take her own advice. In the fall of 2019, she is trading her midwest roots and teaching degree, for the music scene. She will finally pursue her dreams of being a singer-songwriter!
While studying classical guitar and recording at Texas A&M, he started touring the state with several Texas country artists. Whether playing clubs or leading worship at his church, he knew his calling would always be with music.
Throughout his career, Shaver has already opened for Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels, Gretchen Wilson, and many more.
He plays overseas for the troops regularly through Armed Forces Entertainment and Navy Entertainment. So far he has played Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Cuba, Portugal, and Spain.
Andrew was the Great American Song Contest Winner in 2015 and won Best Country Song “Easier Katia Zuccarell.” He was also the Hard Rock Rising Competition winner with Rachel Lipsky in 2017, and the Pepsi Southern Gulf Coat original winner with Rachel Lipsky in 2014.
He continues to tour and record with several artists in the Nashville area and beyond. His self-produced debut single “Love Don’t Come Easy” was released on August 14th, 2020.
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