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Eddy Mann

August 10, 2016
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Twenty years ago, Philadelphia-based musician and songwriter Eddy Mann made the decision to offer his creative gifts to God, penning songs that express his vision of hope, peace and understanding through the eyes of a loving heart. Over the course of that time, Mann has released seven albums and written countless songs for the church and the world at large.

In 2014, Mann released Dig Love, a collection of inspiring songs including “You, You Make Me Feel,” which garnered airplay on Americana radio across the country.

Mann is currently wrapping up his newest album, The Consequence, which will be released in November of 2016.

A consummate professional, Eddy performs a rigorous schedule of intimate coffeehouse sets, concert events, conferences, and worship services. For concert dates, visit eddymann.com, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Richard Lynch

July 19, 2016
Richard Lynch

You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician as authentic as Richard Lynch, whose traditional country music fully embodies his hay-raising, farm-dwelling lifestyle. An all-American, blue collar country man, Lynch has poured his heart and soul into the countless chart-topping hits he and his band have produced. His music is 100% real country, evoking some of the great classics who influenced him, like Hank Williams and George Jones. For three decades and counting, Lynch has written, sung, and performed his songs with passion and dedication, building himself up into an independent country music sensation. While his musical roots are grounded in pure country, his songs also showcase elements of western swing, rockabilly, outlaw country, and hard driving honky-tonk.

Lynch, based in Waynesville, Ohio, released his first full-length album, The Last of a Dying Breed, in 2013, and was nominated as Best Male Country Artist by the Independent Country Music Association in 2014. His most recent album is 2015’s A Better Place, a 12-track production that garnered critical acclaim, particularly for its first single and title track. The album was named the Pure Country Album of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists, while Lynch was declared Humanitarian of the Year, and his band named the Traditional Country Band of the Year. A Better Place was produced by renowned songwriter Billy Yates, and features the work of several talented musicians who have previously worked with artists including Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Reba McEntire.

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CC Witt

June 29, 2016
CC Witt

From the age of 13, when she penned her first song, CC Witt has been using music to tell compellingly honest stories about life in the modern south. With her passionate lyrics, dynamic vocal range and charismatic stage presence, the Savannah native has drawn comparisons to Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow and Kacey Musgraves and, in the process, established herself as an emerging artist making waves in the world of country music.

Since 2010, Witt has been the lead singer and, along with guitarist Patrick Ellington, one of the primary songwriters for five-piece country band Lyn Avenue. In 2014, the group released their first album, The Other Side, and have opened for artists including Jerrod Niemann, Adam Sanders, CMT’s Ashley Wineland, Jeff Allen and Parmalee.

In March of 2016, Witt released her debut solo EP, Down Memory Lane, a collection of catchy songs inspired by a unique blend of modern influences with deep roots in traditional country. To learn more, visit ccwittmusic.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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TJ Leonard

June 23, 2016
TJ Leonard Country

Swedish singer-songwriter TJ Leonard was eight years old when he was given his first guitar. A gift from a loving grandfather, the guitar served as his introduction to the world of Swedish folk music and evergreens. TJ soon learned that he and his grandfather weren’t the only music lovers of their family, as TJ’s cousin – who played in a Swedish pop band of some repute – broadened his musical horizons by introducing him to pop and the blues.

Growing up, TJ sang those blues. He also fronted and played guitar for a dance band, flirted with jazz, played hard rock, sang gospel… he even dabbled in R&B. None of them, however, felt right for the young singer/songwriter.

Then TJ Leonard discovered country music – and it all began to make sense. Country music offered the opportunity to work with real instruments, and to sing about some of the things dearest to his heart – outdoor life, and the friends he shared it with. Country also shared a number of similarities with the folk music he had grown up on, and enjoyed a niche following in Sweden.

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Nick Valentini

May 26, 2016
Nick Valentini

Born in Los Angeles in the fall of 2015, The Nick Valentini Collective is a critically-acclaimed eight-piece musical collective that blends elements of indie rock, jazz and psychedelic soul into a captivating, multi-layered melange of rich melodies and soulful, cathartic vocals. Led by Nick Valentini (singer, keyboard), the group also features Erik Shibowski (bass), Hugo Shibowski (tenor sax), Nate Schwartz (guitar), Nicolo Scolieri (flute), Nick Velez (drums), Gabriel Wheaton (string orchestration) and Tyler Wennstrom (keyboard/percussion). On the strength of their dynamic live shows, the group has garnered a devoted following since their debut.

The group’s two singles, “Carousel” and “Mr. Mister,” will both be featured on their debut album, scheduled for release in late summer 2016. In the meantime, The Nick Valentini Collective will be touring extensively during the coming months.

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