Matt Szlachetka

‘Young Heart, Old Soul’, the upcoming third album from roots-rock singer/songwriter Szlachetka, unfolds like the soundtrack to a cross-country road trip. Filled with heartland hooks, folk melodies, and searing electric guitar, these songs draw a line between Los Angeles — where he lived for years, soaking up the warm harmonies and jangling riffs of the city’s folk-rock icons — and his new home in Nashville, TN, the epicenter of modern-day Americana.

For the past half-decade, he’s been building his audience show-by-show, touring for more than 200 days a year.  Matt has been earning praise from outlets like ‘Rolling Stone Country’, who hailed his catalog of “road-dog roots-rockers and Americana ballads.” ‘Young Heart, Old Soul’ finds him in transit once again, writing songs about a country torn apart by politics yet united by a common spirit. Produced by Scott Underwood, the Grammy-winning co-founder of Train, and largely recorded at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios, ‘Young Heart, Old Soul’ offers its own version of amplified Americana music. ‘Young Heart, Old Soul’ is also a record about home — the homes we leave behind, the homes we temporarily visit, and the homes we build with others. Maybe that’s why these 11 songs feel so grounded. After all, Szlachetka — whose self-made success includes high-profile shows alongside Brandi Carlile, Mike Campbell, and Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr, and Benji Shanks; regular appearances on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio; and his own DittyTV program, ‘Vinyl Recipes’, which combines his love for music, cooking, and cocktails — isn’t running anymore. Instead, he’s finally arrived.

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Cara Louise

Cara Louise, born Cara Louise Wegener, is a singer-songwriter from St. Louis, MO, now residing in Nashville, TN.  Louise’s unique and soulful sound comes from her powerful and emotive vocal chops. The artist’s extensive range, coupled with inspired melodies and sincere, relatable lyricism, set her aside as a true force of nature. Originally fronting Cara Louise Band from 2013-2018 Cara cut her teeth playing open mic nights, dive bars, and honky-tonks regionally around St. Louis City. During that time, Cara released two EP’s and an LP via Gaslight Records, each thoroughly inspired by golden country and the 70’s Nashville sound. In 2019, Cara dropped the “Band” from her name, and released a new EP, “Fragile Heart”, produced by David Beeman at Native Sound Studios, and released via Soul Step Records. “Fragile Heart” redefined the artist’s sound and built a strong foundation where her signature meld of indie-rock, folk, and Americana could begin to coalesce.

Cara has toured her music nationally, and has opened for notable acts such as Margo Price, Nikki Lane, James McMurtry, Hayes Carll, and more. Cara has played Twangfest, Open Highway Music Festival, Musician’s Corner and more. Cara will embark on a release tour in Fall of 2022, in support of her latest LP “Wholesome Dread”, show dates and times TBA. Recording and touring band members include Scotti Iman, PJ Schreiner, Simon Chervitz, Dylan Lancaster, Nigel Solomon, and Buddy Schumaker; as well as husband, frequent collaborator, and co-writer, Adam Donald. Cara’s music would pair well with fans of Sharon Van Etten, Stevie Nicks, Broken Social Scene, and Brandi Carlile. Her latest single “Empty Me” is available now everywhere music is streamed, with more singles to be released along the way. “Wholesome Dread” will release via Soul Step Records Sep. 30th, 2022.

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Christopher Walters

New Orleans born pianist/singer/composer Chris Walters relocated to Nashville to tour
as Music Director & pianist for Barbara Mandrell. Upon her retirement in 1997 he
became pianist for the band Alabama, touring and recording with them from 1997-
2004. He toured as Music Director/pianist for Sony Music Masterworks Recording Artist
& Hall of Fame Songwriter JD Souther, opening each show with a set of his own original
music. He also tours as keyboardist with The Alison Brown Quartet, The Peter Mayer
Group, and The Jeff Coffin Mu’tet. He’s performed with the Nashville Symphony
Orchestra and recorded the soundtrack for a documentary film scored by Bela Fleck. At
the age of 18, he was a finalist in the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra’s Gershwin
competition. Chris attended the Jazz Studies Program at Webster University in St. Louis
and was listed by them as a notable alumnus in Downbeat magazine. His debut album,
“Strange Fruit”, was featured on National Public Radio’s “Jazz South” program. Chris
followed that with “Cool Blue Swing” (2003) and “Yay! Everybody, Yay!” (2012),
recordings that include his original compositions as well as works by Alberto Ginastera
and Cole Porter, and feature orchestral arrangements around his small band
performances. He has released two recent albums, “Boneyard Thieves” (2018), an
album of original songs and the Grammy nominated “Whisper & Howl” (2019), an
album of original instrumental Surrealist Pop. He is also an award-winning animator.
Two of his animated shorts won first place at the 2005 Key West IndieFest Film Festival.

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Sarah Aili

Sarah Aili is a Nashville based Singer, Songwriter, Writer and Actor originally from Northern California and a bit of NYC. With roots in Americana, Pop & Jazz Music and a love for storytelling, Sarah has an out of the box approach to her music and writing that spans over each of these genres and has performed on stages that cater both to the belly of music and the heart of theater. Not one to sit still, Sarah splits her time between tour life as a singer songwriter, studio time as an in demand Nashville session singer/writer and is consistently involved in the Theater Scene in and outside of Nashville. She has a new single newly released, BOUNDARY, produced by Radney Foster, Matthew Szlachetka and Corey Congilio, another single coming out this Fall and most recently was one of the actors recording the original cast album of Ahrens and Flaherty’s new Music Theater Project, KNOXVILLE, at Powerstation in NYC. She’ll be performing at this year’s Mile of Music Festival in Appleton, WI (August 4-7) as well as a slew of other shows in and outside the Nashville area.

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Dazed & Confused

Dazed was founded by US Army Veterans Rusty Ezzell (disabled) and Dustin Row. Being the founder of Songs4Soldiers, Dustin met Rusty through a VA trip for Disabled American Veterans. After meeting, Dustin invited Rusty to sing a song with his current band at the 2016 Songs4Soldiers Benefit Concert. From there the two started a heavy hitting, fun, energetic rock n roll project called Dazed n Confused STL. Dazed plays plenty of rock hits and also has a deep collection of famous b-sides tunes from artists such as April Wine, Allman Brothers, Robin Trower and so many more.

When not playing venues or large outdoor shows, Dazed also started performing these songs acoustically as a full band for wineries, small venues and private parties. What sets apart Dazed from other projects is; song selection and the iconic rock voice of disabled veteran Rusty Ezzell. Rusty performs the show as energetically as a rocker from a wheelchair can!

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Scott Kirby

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, traveler and road warrior are all words that aptly describe Scott Kirby. Finishing songs while driving through the Italian countryside, performing 100 plus live shows throughout the US and Canada, touring Ireland with 50 fans in tow, and recording his tenth album in Nashville, all keep the barnacles off this modern-day troubadour.

A creative lyricist and accomplished finger-style acoustic guitarist with an expressive voice, Kirby describes himself as a direct descendent of the ’70s singer/songwriter movement. His very first 45 was a Beatles record, and he came of musical age listening to James Taylor and other great songwriters of that era. He has never received any formal musical training, but often credits Taylor with teaching him how to play the acoustic guitar. “If it weren’t for the hundreds of solitary hours in my room in Concord, New Hampshire, with a guitar and a James Taylor book, I never would have learned to play,” says Kirby. Speaking of New Hampshire and musical influences, let’s not forget fellow New Hampshire native Tom Rush who was taking the folk scene by storm in Kirby’s formative years. Coincidentally, Kirby connected with both of these artists in Key West 30 years later, which is a whole other story.

After a few years in high school bands and a stint in his early 20s as a bass guitarist with a group, Kirby drifted away from music and became immersed in a career in politics: managing campaigns, writing and producing radio and TV ads, and overseeing the office of a leader in the New Hampshire legislature. He was also guitarless for eight years! In 1988, however, after tiring of the political rat race and the length and severity of New England winters, he bought a new guitar, relentlessly practiced his chops, and planned his escape. Six months later Kirby was living in Key West and performing five nights a week on a balmy beach facing the Gulf of Mexico.

Kirby started writing songs after some inspirational late-night words from legendary songwriter Shel Silverstein and further encouragement from Peter Mayer, who had just joined the Coral Reefer Band. A year later he found himself recording his first CD, Too Damn Yankee, in Jimmy Buffett’s Shrimpboat Sound Studio with Peter and Jim Mayer and Roger Guth. “This was a very lucky break for me, but I was in a bit over my head,” says Kirby. “Peter, Jim and Roger were incredibly patient with me and it was a fantastic learning experience.”

Between 1993 and 2006, Kirby continued to write new material and recorded four more CDs with Key West producer/engineer Dan Simpson. In 2008 luck struck again when famed drummer/producer Russ Kunkel offered to produce Kirby’s Row Me Home CD at his studio in Los Angeles. “Next thing I know I’m cutting my songs in the Hollywood Hills with Russ, bassist Leland Sklar and guitarist Dean Parks and feeling like the luckiest guy in the world.”

Speaking of luck, Kirby’s wistful ballad “Lucky Enough” struck a chord with listeners on Sirius/XM Radio Margaritaville, which exposed his music to more markets around the country and led to his current touring schedule through 35 states each year. He continues to receive regular airplay on the station.

Kirby joined a group of friends in 2011 to open the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, a 200-seat bar and music venue in Key West, where Kirby often performed in the winter months. The Tuna is also host to the Key West Songwriter’s Festival, which has exploded into the largest event of its kind, in the world.

In 2013 Kirby released his seventh CD, Sol Searching, a collaboration with producer/engineer/musician Lew London. “Lew was great to work with as he’s so multi-talented,” says Kirby. “He performed for years with Steve Goodman and is such a fine songwriter in his own right that he really understands how to build a sound around acoustically- based songs.”

Scott Kirby’s eighth CD, La Casa Cayo Hueso, was a live collaboration with occasional bandmates, Brendan and Peter Mayer. His ninth effort, Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost, was recorded in Nashville with producer Andy Thompson in 2017.

When it comes to songwriting, Kirby respects authenticity and counts on everyday life and his coastal roots for much of his inspiration. “I don’t wake up every day thinking about writing the next commercial hit,” says Kirby. “Songwriting for me is about telling stories, expressing emotions, and commentary on things I may find funny or absurd.”

Over the years Kirby has shared the stage with some of his favorite artists: Carole King, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Rush, Mac McAnally, Darius Rucker, Livingston Taylor, Marty Stewart, Asleep at the Wheel and others. When not on the road or performing in Key West, Kirby splits his time between Key West and the coast of Maine, where he can often be found sailing, a lifelong passion of this descendent of Newfoundland fishermen. He’s also recently discovered a little town in Southern France, where he plans to lay his head a month or two each year.

Yes, Scott Kirby is—as he readily admits—lucky enough.

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Leslie Craig

Leslie Craig has been singing professionally since the age of 19, and over her 25+ year career, she has performed on international television, at World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the legendary Ryman Theatre in Nashville, and all over the St. Louis area, to name just a few. In St. Louis, she has performed in jazz combos & diverse duos as well as fronting several full bands including Trixie Delight, which she founded in 2001. Leslie lived and performed in Nashville for eight years; while there, she became the first female to headline the “late shift” at any bar on Broadway when she fronted her 4-piece band at Tootsie’s for 6 years, shared the Ryman stage with Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, and Randy Houser, and did a lot of session work. She also recorded her first full album of original material while in Nashville, writing 7 of the 12 songs on the record.

Leslie is known for her versatility and stage presence, and her repertoire includes pop, rock, R&B, country, dance, disco, classic rock, rap, and even showtunes. A thorough and experienced professional, her current duo partner is St. Louis guitarist/vocalist Scott Logan; together they are able to perform everything from laid-back dinner/happy hour music to full-blown party and dance tunes, making them ideal for any occasion.

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Eric Erdman

Eric Erdman is a guitar slinging troubadour. He tells stories through lyrics that are introspective and deep, quirky but palatable. His songs have fresh hooks that somehow draw listeners in like old friends. Eric has penned the theme song for “Drag Race High”, released 9 studio albums and 7 live albums. He has been voted the Lagniappe Awards Solo Musician of the Year 12 years in a row, he is the 2021 TRMA Songwriter of the year and co-wrote the TRMA Song of the Year, “The Wave.”

Claiming influences like James Taylor, Jim Croce, Mac McAnally, and David Wilcox, Eric’s style moves through soulful rhythm and blues into jazzy funk, then turns the corner and brings you right back to your roots with a smooth country tune. With confidence, he delivers a dynamic display of his tunes that always leaves his audiences wanting more.

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Arvell & Co – The Music of Lionel Richie

Hear Arvell Keithley sing the enormously popular Lionel Richie catalog! From the Commodores, through his solo and later career, hear All Night Long, Truly, Say You Say Me, Brick House, You Are, Dancing on the Ceiling.

Arvell has had the privilege of working with many talented artists enabling him to fine-tune his craft of musical entertainment to the highest caliber. He has opened for B.B. King, Fabian, Gladys Knight, The Marshall Tucker Band, Kool & the Gang and the O.J.’s, just to name a few.

This high energy 5 piece group covers a full 90 minutes of songs made famous by Lionel Richie.

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Trixie Delight

Take all of your favorite bands from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and now…then, have them play your favorite songs, all on one stage, all in one night. This is what the audiences coming to see Trixie Delight have come to love and expect from their favorite St. Louis cover band. Sounds like a huge exaggeration, and biased self opinion made by the band – IF you’ve never seen them before. Once you hear Trixie Delight live, you’ll know the truth for yourself. All performances are 100% live, without pre-recorded backing tracks or pre-recorded vocals.

Formed in 2001, Trixie Delight quickly rose to the top 4 of all of the cover bands in St. Louis.

Kelly Wild, is the front woman/screamer/MC/ lead vocalist – and has become one of St. Louis’ top vocalists. She is very personable and engaging with the crowd. The biggest WOW factor with this band, is that she can cover songs by the male vocalists who had recorded them, and sound remarkably like the original recording. People couldn’t believe what they were seeing and hearing when they would turn around to find a female singing, as the band was performing songs from groups like Chris Stapleton, Metallica, and Pearl Jam. The band runs a tight show by also covering female Rock artists too – like Adele, Heart, Evanesance, and Gaga to name a few.

Their fans LOVE the variety in Trixie Delight’s playlist.

The only way Trixie Delight could cover such a wide variety of songs, is by having one of the most versatile lead guitarists in town, Clint Wilson. The band’s rhythm section, Matt Crown on drums, and

Jonathan Vorce on bass – can keep the dance floor groovin’ all night long. They are some of the most talented musicians in St. Louis and keep the mood light and fun on stage. The guys round out the unique sound of Trixie Delight with their full bodied back up vocals.

The show tends to be a little more on the raucous and risqué side at bars and nightclubs, and adjusts itself accordingly to the climate of private parties, corporate events, and casinos.

Trixie Delight has performed for

the St. Louis Cardinals, and the St. Louis Blues organizations.

Kelly Wild has performed at times over the years, with 2 annual tributes at The Pageant – Celebration Day (a Led Zeppelin tribute) and El Monstero (a Pink Floyd tribute.)

Trixie Delight, is all about making the audience have fun while being treated to some of the best music and vocals in the area. So come out and catch a show when you are ready to lose your cares for a few hours, and drink and dance the night away.

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