Chris Swartz is a solo acoustic artist who hails from the Baltimore, MD area! He has been making absolutely killer tunes and even just finished recording an EP with Mat Kerekes of the band Citizen. He also ventures into the booking side with his booking company, Big Red Booking. This had led him to feature of the Common Ground Records comp that features artist such as State Champs, Like Pacific, and many more well know artist. With a fresh new EP coming out soon and the ability to book tours, you can expect to see great things from Chris.
Link to music: www.chrisswartz.bandcamp.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisSwartzMD
Photo Credit: Kristina Mccomas
Ponder, otherwise known as Joseph Barnum, is the teenage wonder kid. With him only being sixteen years old and have an EP and touring under his belt, this gives him a lot of opportunity to grow as an artist. He recently put out an EP, entitled, “The Ups, The Downs, and The Inbetweens”. He is only 16 years old and is writing better songs than most people and if he keeps at it, he will surely have great success in the music business.
Link to Music: www.pondertn.bandcamp.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PonderTN
Safe Bet is an acoustic artist from the Chicago area. I discovered him while playing a show up in Lansing, IL this summer and his guitar work and songwriting blew me away. His EP, “How’s Life WIthout Me”, is filled with so much emotion and you can tell he poured his heart out on it. I will always appreciate a musician who writes honest music and even more so when the music is incredible.
Link to Music: https://www.safebetin.bandcamp.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/safebetofficial
Beta is the solo project from My Sweet Fall vocalist, Nick Long. He did a special release for his EP, “For What It’s Worthless”, where he released one song every few weeks along with a music video for each of the songs. Every song was absolutely amazing and he wrote songs that I thought were ready to be number one hits on the radio. I am very excited to hear what he will do next as a solo artist because it surely will not disappoint.
Links to Music: https://www.notalpha.bandcamp.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/notalpha
Bogues is the solo project of AJ Grunewald. He has just put out an EP that completely blew all of his fans away. The anticipation for it was huge being as he did a bunch of touring after having one song. He breaks away from the traditional solo artist style by using an electric guitar rather than an acoustic. It works wonderfully and he seems to have perfected his art. I strongly suggest checking out his EP, “Mulligan”.
Link to Music: www. boguesdude.bandcamp.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/boguesdude
Photo Credit: Michael Herrick
Written By Kyle Goffinet