In a contemporary independent music scene inundated with up and coming bands, it takes a unique outfit to break through that noise. A truly exceptional group must exhibit authenticity, raw talent, and electrifying chemistry. This, of course, means there are very few of them. Motherfolk, a band that started in 2013, is certainly one of those most unique and dynamic acts.

Motherfolk began as a collaborative effort between Nathan Dickerson and Bobby Paver, two college friends with a pechant for writing songs with one another. In the first year of the project, the two songwriters made frequent trips to Nashville to record their first endeavor. In 2014, their eponymous debut album showcased the duo's musical prowess through a genre-bending collection of elegantly crafted songs.

Since then, Karlie Dickerson, Clayton Allender, Joel Call, and Ethan Wescott have joined Motherfolk's ranks, and the band has made a name for themselves touring all across the nation. The outfit's high-energy live performaces have won over audiences from coast to coast, and their infectious musical persona has become one of the most exciting rising success stories in the indie scene.

In 2016, Motherfolk released their highly anticipated sophmore effort, 'Fold'. As the sextet embarks into 2017, they're aiming to continue their extensive touring schedule. Motherfolk's best days are ahead of them, and they're inviting all of their fans along for the ride.

Alan Madej

Alan Madej is a singer songwriter who over the past 18 years has been recording and playing live up and around the Cleveland music scene with an assembly of over 10 full length releases. His own brand of rock'n'roll reaches out to the early styles of yesteryear to the vocal stylings reminiscent of late 50's early 60's wanderings. The band consists of a two piece (Alan on vocals and rhythm guitar and Alex Madej on drums) which formed this version of the band in 2011. Alan Madej's new single, "Mokele Mbembe," is the latest release from the local Cleveland musician. In a new direction for this single, the minimalist textures of the band from previous efforts such as "Luna Bridge" (2011) (the title track, which was featured in the 2012 "36th Annual Cleveland International Film Fest") and latest album, "As sweet as you are" (2016) mashed with their pop /psyche flourishes of album's "Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start" (2013) and "Call Me Home" (2015) take the band into a new space while still retaining Madej's sound from yesteryear.

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