Kathleen Smith's songs have been played on MTV, Vh1, NBC & KCRW. Billboard online praised her live show, citing her “warm stage presence,”…emotionally charged” songs, and “beautiful keyboard arrangement[s].” Her latest musical project, LOVE SUPERSTAR, is “a love letter from my heart to yours,” she says, and she hopes it makes you feel happy and helps you follow your dreams.
Named “Reno’s Best Songwriter 2013” Tyler Stafford has quickly become a staple in the Northern Nevada music scene. A homegrown talent, the 30 year old has played some of the biggest stages that Reno has to offer and has cultivated a loyal following that can’t get enough of his dynamic performances. His songs often draw comparisons to songwriters such as John Mayer and Paul Simon delivered with a candor and immediacy reminiscent of John Lennon.
Mel Wade’s genre of bluesy-folk soul grew from the musical seeds planted throughout her childhood. After receiving a guitar from a brother while still a teenager, Mel pulled from her exposure to artists like Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Edie Brickell, Natalie Merchant, and Sarah McLachlan to inspire and then find her own musical voice.
Kate Cotter is a Reno native whose ethereal voice, poetic craftsmanship, and off-beat sense of humor has earned her a loyal following. As the arts editor from the local weekly describes her: “It is the rare artist who can weave metaphor-rich lyrics, haunting vocals and catchy melodies into something that is neither self-serious nor sticky-sweet, something that falls on the indie side of pop and well-groomed side of folk.” Although reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, and at times drawing comparisons to Imogen Heap, Sarah McLachlan, and Dido, Cotter’s breathy voice has its own hypnotic charm.
Eric Andersen's music embraces the modern era, yet recalls a classic vibe, in a world where so much of what we hear is intentionally commercial and lacking integrity. Eric’s songs are carefully crafted musically and poetically, and will take you on a journey, stimulating every possible emotion – they are intimate but still epic, sophisticated, yet relatable.