Matthew Frantz – is a maverick in the music world. Not easily pigeonholed, his music is soulful, honest, gritty and relevant to what’s going on in the world now. A few short years ago, Matthew released his album, “Odessa Days” on Ghost Note Records. The album features a broad spectrum of songs, from the melancholy “Silver Dollar Stream” and “Docks” to the driving and dark, “London Honey Bee” and the emotive “Epic Of Harvey Dylan”.
TO LISTEN: https://matthewfrantz.bandcamp.com/
“After four years of building his repertoire of songs and getting comfortable in his new genre, Frantz is ready” – Chip Chandler -Amarillo Globe
“Matthew Frantz’s voice sells itself. You hear him and think, man, this guy’s the real deal.” – Kyle Dayne – The Art Of Celebration
“Although his online bio spews dubious tales of mastodon resurrections and a guitar that killed Hitler, Matthew Frantz is a genuine singer-songwriter who saturates each verse in emotion. Far from weepy though, the Chicago-based… artist got his start with fret-sliding grooves and quiet, breathy moments… swaps those sweet acoustics for a more defiant take on electric folk rock, complete with echo-laden psychedelic strums.” – Kat McReynolds – Mountain Express Asheville
Margot Merah is a (folk) musician from Amsterdam that has been singing and touring extensively around Europe, Australia and the US. Margot sings and accompanies herself on guitar, bodhrán and banjolele. She also plays bass guitar. While playing mainly folkmuzic, she has an interest in a wide variety of styles like folk, country, blue grass, pop and rock, which is audible in the way she sings her songs.
Margot is very fond of songs that combine music and lyrics, sometimes the first being more important to her, sometimes the latter. A funny or touching story, an unexpected rhyme or a catchy refrain are things that get her interested. Having said that, for years she made her living out of playing tunes when she accompanied harpist Ed ten Hoedt on her guitar. She still loves to play and listen to traditional Irish,Scottish and American tunes and can often be found at sessions.
With Sophie ter Schure Margot plays traditional and contemporary folk music and originals as The Lasses. Two female voices in tender harmony!
The harp/guitar duo Sunflower has been going ever since 1999. They have recorded cd’s, played the streets all over Europe (and Australia), performed on festivals, art events, in pubs, clubs and theatres. Lovely tunes to sooth the soul.
Timothy Hull is from Whidbey Island Washington, and has toured over the past fifteen years bringing his songs, guitar, stories and humor to colleges, clubs, pubs coffee houses, and conferences, coast to coast. His style fits into formats ranging from rowdy scenes to formal halls. He is appreciated by a wide array of people – from political activists, to traditional music fans, punks to quiet people, lovers of a well told story, acoustic guitar enthusiasts, and funky people everywhere.
He has shared billings with such varied artists as Scotland’s great Dick Gaughan, Casey Neill, John Trudell, Jim Page, Country Joe and the Fish, Joanne Rand, Dana Lyons, Cindy Kallet, and many others.
“Timothy is a tremendous songwriter and guitar player with roots in Celtic folk and thought-provoking lyrics about injustice, the environment, spirituality, and the mad aching beauty of life. Fans of the Waterboys, Richard Thompson, Jim Page, and Casey Neill, to name but a few, will love him.” Jeff Rosenberg , KBOO Community Radio , Portland Oregon