Tuomo & Markus

Tuomo & Markus is a new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds.
The two gentlemen gathered spontaneously at Wavelab Studio in Tucson AZ to record new music with their friends who included John Stirratt (Wilco, Autumn Defense), John Convertino, Joey Burns and Jakob Valenzuela from Calexico, Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense), and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) who also contributed one song for the album.

The duo’s debut album 'Dead Circles' – which also features Finnish musicians Juho Viljanen, Miikka ‘McGyver’ Paatelainen and Jere Ijäs – was released in August 2016 and will be available in North America and Europe in 2017.

While their craftsmanship and timeless songs are rooted in the great American songbook and some of the harmonies may be reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tuomo & Markus are no retro act. Unusual arrangements and fearless use of both vintage and modern technology brings their sound to the 21st Century.

Tuomo & Markus new live lineup includes Finnish jazz trumpet sensation Verneri Pohjola. With Pohjola onboard the group’s jazz and psychedelic influences have become more evident.


”Tuomo & Markus have made a marvelous debut album – steeped in the pioneer stories of the Band, the painted-desert psychedelia of the American Beauty-era Grateful Dead and the modernist extensions of Wilco and the Tucson band Calexico.” -David Fricke, Rolling Stone

"Tuomo & Markus’ debut LP, Dead Circles, is a rich tapestry of acoustic orchestration, often subdued but never enervating or insignificant. Over the delightful melodies, the duo’s harmonies drift airily, easily recalling CSNY and Simon & Garfunkel with reverence." -Jim Beckmann, KEXP

Bastards of Fine Arts

BASTARDS OF FINE ARTS is a new band with old roots. Matt Keating and Steve Mayone are both songwriter veterans and multi-instrumentalists, singularly releasing multiple albums over the past two decades.

Both began their careers in the 1990’s, moving from bands to solo artists: Keating has released 11 albums. NPR says: “In a career spanning more than 20 years, Matt Keating has established himself as one of America’s great under the radar songwriters. His work is rife with clever and incisive tunefulness."

Mayone has released 5 albums. Americana UK says: “The stark truth is Mayone is a master songsmith. He crafts and molds his stories eloquently and intelligently and there’s not many that you can say that about.”

Keating and Mayone joined forces in 2016 and began a productive songwriting collaboration, putting up a new song weekly on social media for a year in their online music series, NEW SONG FORWARD FRIDAY. Joined by Jason Mercer on Bass (Ron Sexsmith, Oh Pep) and Greg Wieczorek on drums (Norah Jones, Autumn Defense), they’ve been performing around NYC and the Northeast and have a monthly residency at the 11th St. Bar in the East Village. Their debut album is due for release in 2019.

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