Elizabeth Devlin (New York City, NY)
“Elizabeth Devlin, with her haunting combination of lilting voice and enchanting autoharp, is a self-produced NYC singer-songwriter who’s been likened to artists such as Joanna Newsom. Staying away from traditional musical structure with many of her songs, she builds miniature narratives, such as with her new song, “A Chorus Divine,” which she performed for us at her apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn.” -Breakthru Radio: Hear & There
“It’s in the way Devlin sings in the same soft, fluttering voice, the way her songs wander without a traditional structure or even a chorus, and the way she paints abstract narratives with lyrics that feel more like poetry than song.” -CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“On Thursday night, for instance, the headliner was Elizabeth Devlin, who sang her densely packed and surreal verses about the stew of being a woman over an autoharp, her little girl’s voice riding coyly over the weirdly discordant harmonies she traced with her hands. (She read Walt Whitman’s poetry between songs.) ” -The New York Times: Artsbeat
“First we had Elizabeth Devlin playing a show on her own, high voice and cooool melodies on autoharp, it was like having Pj Harvey playing her latest album at home.” -ROCKERPARIS
Cool Moon (Houston,TX)
Cool Moon is an alternative rock band from Houston, Texas formed by Andrea Lisi (formerly of Del Cielo) upon relocation from the DC area. Anthony Schillaci (of Cleen Teens and Frants) plays drums and Marshall Graves (of every band in Houston) fills in on bass.
Adam Bricks (Houston, TX)
Adam Bricks is an unabashed, head-held-high folksinger, the kind of musician and songwriter that used to push music forwards but these days gets relegated to the dingy club while vapid electronic beats bounce plasticized pop mannequins around on stage. Now, with that said, he’s decidedly not a countryish, roaming-through-the-woods kind of folkie — City Songs isn’t Fleet Foxes or For Emma, Forever Ago, and thank God for that.