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OTIS // Nobody's Darlings / Sodajerk / Dancing with Ghosts

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OTIS / NOBODY'S DARLINGS / SODAJERK / DANCING WITH GHOSTS

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Otis

Deep in South Central Kentucky authentic music is alive and well through native musicians who are still testifying to brothers and sisters all around the world. Otis has taken in a steady diet of Roots, Blues, and Classic Rock and Roll, and created their own unique sound. Otis draws from the raw electric sounds of Muddy Waters and stirs in a heavy influence of Southern sounds, courtesy of The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and more. This sums up what the sound of Otis is musically and gives a glimpse into the sound and soul of the four-piece band.

The members of Otis consist of Boone Froggett vocals/guitar, Steve Jewell guitar, John Seeley bass, and Andrew Gilpin drums. The members of Otis share the same vision of writing and creating organic music while taking their audience to church by hitting on all emotions.

If a stage filled with vintage music gear and Blues flavored Rock and Roll music is something you enjoy, then it's time to drink from the healing waters of Otis! The Otis electric Rock N' Roll revival is coming soon to a town near you!

Nobody's Darlings

Nobody's Darling's is a homegrown Atlanta band born in the alternative rock sounds of the nineties but raised in the catchy hits of the new millennium, an attractive mix of alt rock and pop tunes. Favorites of the local music scene, NBD is exploding across the south with tours from Florida to Tennessee hot off the release of their latest self-titled EP, fueled by tunes such as "She Breaks Tonight" and "Over Macho Grande."

Credited with supporting such acts as The Verve Pipe, Peter Bjorn and John, Kevn Kinney/Drivin n Cryin, Purgatory Hill, Local H, Stroke 9, SXSW 2011-2014

Sodajerk

Sodajerk began in Pittsburgh with longtime friends Bucky Goldstein and Poppa John Tucker as an outlet for their shared love of 50's rockabilly, 60's country, 70's classic rock, 80's metal and early 90's college rock. They found that when they mashed the booze filled swagger of The Replacements with the tear-in-my-beer twang of Johnny Cash, something special happened....the Sodajerk sound was born.

The first record (1999's "Can't Put You Down") was almost entirely recorded by just the duo, and was greeted with warm reviews and high critical praise in their hometown, ultimately winning a spot on the Top Five Releases of 1999 by local press.

They followed with 2001's "Unhappy Hour" which continued the tradition, ending up on yet another Top 10 Releases of the Year list in Pittsburgh's press and leading to the bands involvement with festivals such as the Nashville New Music Conference and North By Northeast in Toronto. The end of 2001 brought them the honor of being chosen by Jim Beam as one of their 5 finalists in the Jim Beam National Backroom Band Search held in Nashville, of which Sodajerk ultimately placed second (not bad for some yanks!) They followed that with the release of the only official Jerk live record, "We're Going To Hell Now Because Of You Guys".

The winning streak continued in early 2002, as Sodajerk took top honors in the Grafitti Rock Challenge in Pittsburgh, a long running, yearly band competition, that in the past has seen the participation of such bands as Pittsburgh's own Rusted Root and The Clarks. This led to the recording of the bands third record (2003's "Brand New Low") which landed the band in regular rotation on such AAA stations as 91.3 WYEP. It even found its way onto celebrated singer songwriter Jesse Malin's website under the heading Fine Art: Top 25 Albums, alongside legends such as Wilco and Neil Young (were blushing now!)

The constant gigging in Pittsburgh and other cities on the east coast, plus the opportunities they've had to share the stage with bands as diverse as The Jayhawks, Charlie Daniels, The Drive By Truckers, Reverend Horton Heat, Scott Miller, John Mellencamp, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Bobby Bare Jr., Robbie Fulks, The Red Elvises, The Tarbox Ramblers, Marah, Montgomery Gentry, and even heavy hitters such as Nashville Pussy and Static X led to Bucky and Poppa Johns desire to capture more of their live sound on the next record, which ended up being simply titled "Sodajerk", released in 2005. It's a raw rock n roll blast that immediately has found its way into regular rotation again on 91.3 WYEP (garnering 15 spins a week) and to the top of critics lists.

In late 2005, the duo relocated to Atlanta and recruited Blake Parris on bass and "Saint" Freddy McNeal on guitar. In 2007, the band released "Sodajerk 2" which was a honky tonk affair from start to finish complete with fiddles, pedal steel and dobro. Folks from both Pittsburgh and their new hometown Atlanta appeared on the record, and the band hit the road to promote it. In 2009, the band combed through 10 years of unreleased tracks to create "The Complete Jerk", a celebration of the band's first 10 years. The band also released a new record called "Songs For The Empty Handed" in 2010, which showed the band returning to it's more roots rock sound.

Whether its the rootsy blast of "Song For The Empty Handed", the twangy hook laden "Another Town" or the trip hop country masterpiece "Cow Hop", Sodajerk is a band that lives to challenge the stereotypes of all music. One Pittsburgh writer put it best, Its all you need for a night on the town.....or the end of the world!

Dancing with Ghosts

Dancing with Ghosts is an electronic-infused alternative rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. The band was started by Josh Cannon back in 2014. After multiple attempts to work within a traditional band dynamic, Josh ventured off on his own and began writing, recording and performing his own music. In 2017, Stephanie Conner joined the band a few months after Dancing with Ghosts' first full length release: "Koyaanisqatsi". Stephanie contributed her vocal talents on the band’s second album, "The Nightmare Inside You", which was released in March of 2018. Along the way, Josh and Stephanie have been producing numerous music videos which have garnered thousands of views on the band’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/DancingWithGhosts). Josh and Stephanie have taken a "do it yourself" approach to every aspect of the band which is something they take great pride in. As a result of a successful podcast Josh hosts (Uncovering Unexplained Mysteries), Dancing with Ghosts has fans all over the globe. Dancing with Ghosts are bringing an exciting, fresh sound to the music world and is not something you're going to want to miss out on.

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