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 :)
Johnny Garcia is this week's guest on the Midnight Madness Show.
Josh Morton and Adam Irish is this week's guest on the Midnight Madness Show.
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.