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HOUSEQUAKE - Monthly showcases celebrating the growing, diverse pop scene in Nashville

Catalina's mesmerizing vocal prowess is showcased through her soulful writing and ever expanding soundscape. Born and raised in Santiago, this Chilean artist's debut album "In The Midst Of A War" encapsulates her latin influenced Pop/RnB sound and has been in rotation on over 90 non-commercial radio stations across the country.

At the age of 5, thanks largely to her parents love for music, Catalina began her life-long romance with singing. With her early childhood being influenced by the sounds of Motown, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Michael Jackson and Madonna it's no surprise that by the time she turned 12 she had begun writing her own music. She picked up the guitar and began laying the foundation for a music career that would push the limits of her genre and expand her realm of possibilities. Today her musical palette is virtually limitless, drawing inspiration from empowering females artists like Adele, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, all the way to indie bands like Young The Giant, Manchester Orchestra, HAIM, and Alabama Shakes, by way of Latin artists like Natalia Lafourcade, Carla Morisson, and fellow Chilean, Mon Laferte.

Catalina uses her powerhouse vocals and wildly talented backing band to intertwine her passion for genre-bending music with her inspirations which remain rooted in soulful Pop/RnB with a hint of Latina flare to remind her of home. She blends these different tonalities together in a way that uniquely emphasizes her versatility and musicianship. "No one will lend you their ears unless you are being honest", says Catalina, "People turn to music because it keeps them company through their every day, and their every experience, both bitter and sweet". The honesty of her music and lyrics is hard to miss, but it doesn't stop there. When she takes the stage Catalina bares her soul to all who will accept it; her playful eye-contact, expressive face, and ferocious dance moves leaving nothing unsaid. Her original sound and ability to capture an audience has been showcased at legendary venues like The Bitter End in NYC, the New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Red Gorilla Music Fest at South by Southwest.

Catalina is gearing up to release more new music in the coming months. Her new tunes seek to continue building on her signature style while maintaining the honesty of her previous works. Prepare yourself to get to know the whole Catalina; the woman, daughter, sister, wife, immigrant, lover, fighter and Chilean.

Self described as an, “easy listening soul artist that just wants to make everyone dance,” Jackson Dreyer was born outside of Chicago, IL to a family virtually barren of musicianship. The only music in his blood came from his great grandfather, a professional banjo player in the 30s and 40s. Growing up on classic rock and the blues, Jackson became a member of a blues/rock band, Van Buren & Wells, playing guitar, saxophone, and singing. In the fall of 2014, Jackson moved to Nashville to study music at Belmont University. In a short time, he set his roots in the songwriting community and began to play his own music with his current band.
His songs and sound have a wide range of influences, crediting growing up on Chicago, Stevie Wonder, and John Mayer and more recently artists like Allen Stone, PJ Morton, and Emily King. In July of 2017, Jackson released his debut single, “Step Up”, which showcases the joy and groove that his music is known for. In December of 2017, Jackson released a live-in-studio video series, “The Cozy Sessions”, to wide acclaim. The two songs, “Snow” and “Mr. Bluebird”, were the perfect amount of smooth to tide fans over until the summer of 2018. Each month of summer 2018 featured a new single off of Jackson’s debut, self-titled record. The first single and Jackson’s most successful song to date, “Can’t Fake It,” makes a bold statement for the full record, while "Coeur d'Alene" speaks to the small resort town in Idaho that shaped the man he is today.

Karen Hardy is a Pop/Soul artist from New Jersey who brought her stirring hooks to Nashville, Tennessee in the fall of 2017. Karen’s sound is often compared to the likes of Ariana Grande, Sza, and Tori Kelly, with a voice that’s said to be “sweet and smooth like honey”. Karen was surrounded by music at a young age, from musicals at summer camp to her Dads love of The Beatles and Martin guitars. At the age of 15, Karen picked up the guitar herself and immediately began experimenting with writing songs. She left public high school at 16 to allow more time for her craft and got her diploma online. Karen released her debut EP “Clouds” in June of 2017 and on October 19th, she will be releasing her debut single “Never Do”.

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