A multiplatinum songwriter and producer, Wyatt Easterling is a master storyteller and nowhere is this more apparent than on his latest record, Divining Rod, the top #5 Folk album in the month following its release in 2017. Back Porch Radio has also recognized Divining Rod as one of the top 25 folk albums of the year for 2017. This collection captures Easterling’s folk roots, carving hope from heartache while spinning tales of return, redemption, and reclamation. With his smooth vocals and gritty lyrics, punctuated by intricate guitar work, Wyatt knows his way around a song and how to deliver it. Wyatt is currently in the studio recording a new album scheduled for a 2020 release.
Thomas Anderson is a singer songwriter who jumpstarted his Career in Los Angeles by earning a publishing deal with DreamWorks and winning ASCAP’s Sammy Cahn lyricist award. Since then Thomas has written and recorded five original records, and scored a short film. His music has appeared in multiple TV shows and films including Army Wives, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Roswell. As a live performer he has played in venues from the Lincoln Center in NYC to South by Southwest and the Sundance Film Festival. Now settling in happily in Durham NC, Thomas does solo acoustic gigs and also plays in multiple bands including Wyatt Easterling and the Modern Day Drifters, Troubadour Sons, and other projects yet to be named.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines of North Carolina and comes from a long line of musicians. Known for her storytelling and command of an audience. she has been called “a writer of the highest caliber” (All Scene Eye). Her soulful voice and unique classical guitar style caught the attention of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, which wrote: “the guitar-driven introspective folk of the 1970s is a touchstone, but so are blues and roots rock ’n’ roll.” Dowd’s upcoming album, “Beautiful Day” was Produced and engineered by Jason Richmond (Steep Canyon Rangers, Rising Appalachia, Dom Flemons) and recorded live at the Fidelitorium with a full band. The album will be released on April 23, 2021.
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