This Year’s Artists
Bud Tower is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. His latest major cuts are “Gods and Guns,” the title track of Lynryd Skynryd’s album and “Red, White & Pink-Slip Blues” released as a single to radio by Hank Williams, Jr. Some 50 other of Bud’s songs have been recorded by indie artists and found their way into various movie and video projects.Bud is the founder of the New Orleans Songwriters Festival (2008-2012) and with Robert DiGiorgio of Key Largo, co-founded the Downtown Key Largo Songfest.
Over the past two years, Bud has had songs recorded by artists in the US (Waylon Thibodeaux in Louisiana and Nashville artist Nathan Lee Jackson), Switzerland (The Nada Cowboys), The Netherlands (Nina Flaaseth), and… more: bio, audio, video, and links
Singer/Songwriter Drew Young has been involved in music since he received his first acoustic guitar at the age of 9. After learning the complete Eagles songbook, Drew graduated to writing his own music. In college at The University of Georgia, Drew formed an all-original band, “Ruben Kincaid.” The band became a staple of the college music circuit and logged tens of thousands of miles over the next 10 years as well as 4 full length CDs, produced by John Keane (who also produced REM, Widepread Panic, and the Drive By Truckers), to great fanfare and critical acclaim.Drew quit the road to take to take a position as A&R assistant at London Records in London, England, working with the legendary Pete Tong.
Later returning to the States, … more: bio, audio, video, and links
Patrick and Molly Lockwood are both graduates of Nashville’s Belmont University music curriculum–one of the nation’s finest. It is where they met and fell in love. Between Patrick’s seminary studies, their manifold part time jobs and raising two energetic baby boys, Eli and Abel, they write, record, and perform their music at church and around […]
As her Wikipedia entry puts it: “McKee has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, and Loretta Lynn. Her music features a variety of influences, including blues, Zydeco, Southern rock, country, and gospel. On The Morton Report, Bill Bentley described her 2015 release Sugarcane Revival as ‘kind of like if Laura Nyro had been roommates […]
Rod Williams was signed out of Houston in 2005 with Warner indie label SMG, launching his band Stillife. Rod was voted Best New Artist at the 2006 World Music Festival, and his first single Beautiful Again was voted best video, later grabbing the attention of MTV’s reality hit series The Hill’s, featuring in the season 2 finale.
Shelley Mac first hit the airwaves in 2006 with her New Zealand band, Pearl. Six singles from the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, No Ordinary Day, ended up on six Kiwi Hit discs, with Life is Beautiful (incidentally written by Shelley), reaching No. 3 of the New Zealand radio charts. Shelley has shared the stage with a host of touring artists, including legends Elton John, Eric Clapton and Sting.
Leslie Satcher is a fifth generation Texan. The daughter of a strong hearted single mother and grand daughter of cotton sharecroppers and pioneers, she is no stranger to hard work and perseverance. Born in 1962 where the Chisolm Trail and the Red River cross, Leslie grew up singing in the churches and schools of Paris, Texas along side her baby sister Jeannie Winn.