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Named the 2016 Durango / American Songwriter Sole Performer, artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern rock artists like Jason Isbell and Kings of Leon as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. Kent has no fear of hard work, playing over 200 shows a year including tours with Huey Lewis & The News, The Doobie Bros, America, Foreigner, The Wood Brothers, Marc Broussard, Ellis Paul, and multiple showcases at the South By Southwest Music Festival. Kent is supported by The Collective, an amazing grassroots group of fans who help advise and fund his career in exchange for access to exclusive music, merchandise, and vote in the major decisions he makes. He's officially endorsed by BOSE and Telefunken Microphones, and his song "Changes" was used by The Boston Red Sox this past season. Additionally, he's a multi recipient of ASCAP Plus awards for his songwriting, receives radio play on SiriusXM, and is frequently featured on RollingStone.com. Currently Kent is hard at work in Nashville finishing up a new record with Grammy nominated Producer Dave Brainard (Brandy Clark, Jerrod Neimann) to be released on Road Dog Records in 2016.
Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Cyndi Harvell creates smart, lyrically rich, ear-catching folk-pop. Recently relocated from California where she spent a decade cultivating her sound, Harvell's music is the perfect combination of Southern charm and West-Coast soul. She has received significant airplay on Americana stations across the globe, toured nationally, and was twice a showcased artist on Bay Area radio station KFOG's Local Scene. In 2012, she was chosen for the prestigious ASCAP Lester Sill Songwriting Workshop and was recently a Starbucks featured artist. Her original music has also been placed in commercials, television shows, book trailers, indie films, and an HBO feature film. Her “level of confidence, and the talent to make her genre hopping seem entirely consistent, is part of what separates Harvell from the many other gifted voices out there. She writes some of the most literate and catchiest tunes to be heard.” (Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine)