Eric Himan

On first glance, Eric Himan is a punk. With his sleeves of tattoos and dark features it isn't hard to believe. Then he pulls out the guitar, and begins to play. From the first word he sings, you will never judge a book by its cover again. The soulfulness that comes from his voice mixed with the percussive yet melodic sounds of his acoustic guitar will put you right at ease in front of this rocker in folk clothing. Philadelphia's Metro Newspaper went as far to nickname him, "the bad boy of folk". With 4 independently produced and released cds on his namesake label, Thumbcrown Records, he brings along the road with him his 5th and newest release, "Everywhere All At Once". His most mature cd to date, Eric tackles topics from loss "(A New Life"), love ("Tulsa") and relationships ("Worry About Nothing"), to self-preservation ("Heart Clean") and self-reliance in the face of record labels and nay-sayers ("Thanks"). Watching Eric bring to life the songs on this disc with him and his guitar, will make the biggest skeptic of the singer-songwriter genre believe in the power of acoustic music with a blues-rock sensibility, and that sound belongs to Eric Himan

Andrea Pais

Andrea Pais is a songwriter, classically-trained pianist, and vocal powerhouse based in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Her music is a captivating blend of soul, R&B, blues, and pop stemming from her early musical influences which include Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Sade, and Etta James. Unique to Andrea’s musical skillset is her ability to add a soulful flare to many of today’s popular songs, while adding her “twist” to the songs with creative vocal ad libs and runs to showcase her incredibly vast vocal range.

Andrea started playing piano at eight years old on her family’s broken piano and she wrote her first song at the age of 14. She gained popularity by posting videos on the popular social networking site YouTube. Her covers of Minnie Ripperton’s “Loving You” and Rose Royce’s “Wishing on a Star” still wow fans and, to date, her videos have been viewed by millions of people.

Andrea can be seen performing in Washington D.C.’s most popular venues (Blues Alley, Jammin’ Java, and The Iota Club to name a few), and she is set to release her professionally-recorded, debut EP “Chasing Forever” in the coming months. You can get to know this humble, talented artist.

Grant Frazier

Artist Grant Frazier is an unlikely poet, a gifted creator of catchy melodies, and a surprisingly passionate voice that makes people feel deeply. Grant's music represents the inner workings of a thoughtful man. He is an old soul, focused on the meaningful details of esoteric images, musings and dreamy visions, and provocative conversations that make sense out of the day-to-day. His music touches the heart, relates to the crowd, and goes home with the audience where they play it over and over again.

Grant Frazier's first public performance was last summer at a University of Virginia Leadership on the Lawn Camp's Talent Show. Stoic, quiet, and physically intimidating, Grant hardly said a thing all week until he sat down at the piano, looked directly at his peers, pulled out his Ray Bans while slowly grinning at the crowd, and began playing his original song, Fly. The crowd went wild and he has been performing to standing room only concerts ever since.

Grant performed Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World at the Carver Center's Martin Luther King Day Celebration and The National Anthem at a Loudoun Valley Assembly He has also performed at the Loudoun Valley Cystic Fibrosis Talent Show Benefit, The Loudoun Valley Sleep-in For the Homeless, Market Street Coffee, Beautiful South, and Barrel Oak Winery in Middleburg.

Grant Frazier will perform in Gainsville, Georgia on April 8, 2014, at the Brenau University Sofa Sessions by special invitation from Bruce Burch, who is a Country Music Hall of Fame Member and writer of two number one songs for Reba McEntire. Grant is also mentored by Kristi Fitzwater, Gospel Music Lyricist. Grant performs with Chords and Keys and solo.

Published poet Grant Frazier is a Junior at Loudoun Valley High School where he plays Varsity Football and Basketball, plays trombone and sings in the Award Winning Loudoun Valley Jazz Band, a member of Math Honors Club, National Honor Society, and Loudoun Valley Men's Leadership Group. He will represent Loudoun Valley High School this summer when he attends Johns Hopkins University for the 2014 Careers in Medicine/Advanced Medicine and Health Care. He hopes to attend University of Virginia and study medicine while he continues his music career.


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