Merel and Tony (Houston, TX)
MEREL & TONY met in 2013 while working on an art installation in a small Dutch village. Since then, they have released several EPs of songs, written music for THIS AMERICAN LIFE, been commissioned to compose a musical for a Houston-based theater company, recorded an album of protest songs funded by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, and toured Texas with their band, THE WOE WOE WOES. Merel & Tony now divide their time between Rome and Houston.
Velveteen Echo (Houston, TX)
Velveteen Echo draws equally from indie rock and bedroom pop to create a sound that is reminiscent of bands like The Sundays and The Cranberries.
Sarah Reid (Norman, OK)
Nancy’s Son (Houston, TX)
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Nancy’s Son is the experimental songwriting project of musician and writer Joe Wozny (aka Woe Jozney). Wozny is a 2018 artist in residence at the RecRoom and writes for various Houston publications and live performance events. In addition to improvised music concerts under his name on guitar, he plays regularly with Spencer Dobbs and Merel & Tony. He has a tape forthcoming with Gabe Martinez and Justin Jones on Anahuac Editions in August, and his debut song album is forthcoming whenever the dude who is mixing it can finish mixing it. His new podcast where he reviews intersections is now out on the Mocking Bird Network.