Sunny War

Sunny War is the perfect mix of folk, punk, and social justice.  She uses both her music and her free time to uplift communities and sets a shining example for what it means to be an artist that makes a difference.

 

When War is not creating powerful music, she is spending her time trying to make a better life for the Los Angeles homeless community. She founded and works for the LA chapter of Food Not Bombs.

 

War’s discography is a diary of sorts, chronicling her growth as both an artist and a person. Since 2014, War has released six albums: “Worthless”, “Red Whited and Blue”, “With the Sun”, “Particle War”, “Shell of a Girl”, and her latest in 2021 “Simple Syrup”.

Toshi Reagon

Toshi Reagon brings rock’n’roll to the blues party in a smooth culmination of genres that she dishes out to fans with her band, “BIGLovely”.

 

She describes her career as “grass-roots, see something, grab ahold of it, make a way.” At 17, Reagon toured the world opening for Lenny Kravitz. Since, she has released 12 studio and live albums. She’s also had over five compilation albums and worked on four albums as a producer. 

 

Reagon has accepted several awards including:

The New York Foundation for the Arts – Music Composition (2004)

Black Lilly Award for Outstanding Performance (2007)

Out Music Award (2009)

 

In 2015 she was a fellow for the Ford Foundation Art of Change. In 2017 she debuted a rock-opera, “Parable of the Sower”, based on the novel by Octavia Butler. We can’t wait to see what Toshi Reagon does next.

Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster was born into a family of gospel singers and used that foundation to pave her own way with a musical sound that spans time and many genres.

 

Foster has an 11 album discography  that dates back to 1997. Her consistent body of work has garnered fans and praise from all over the world. Most recently, “Live At The Paramount” , was released in 2020.

 

Foster is a three time Grammy Award nominee, and a Blues Music Awards winner many times over. She’s also been a nominee and winner at the Living Blues Critics’ Polls. In 2019, Foster was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

Valerie June

Valerie June is a singer-songwriter from Humboldt, Tennessee who the New York Times described as having a “time-warped charm”.

 

Since 2007, June has released two EPs and five full length albums. The latest of which, “The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers”, released in 2021 to critical acclaim.

 

June has performed all over the country; melting and mending hearts with her magical sound. In addition to her musical success, June has just released her first book, “Maps for the Modern World”.

Dom Flemons

Known as “The American Songster”, Dom Flemons has certainly earned the name. Flemons is a multi-instrumentalist, a brilliant singer-songwriter, and a fountain of information on American music history.

 

From 2005 to 2013 Flemons was a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. As a solo artist, Flemons has released 6 albums including collaborations with Boo Hanks and Martin Simpson.

 

His latest album, “Black Cowboys”, was nominated for a Best Folk Album Grammy as well as a Blues Music Award in the Acoustic Album category.

Lilli Lewis

The perfect combination of raw emotion and human connection, Lilli Lewis will give you the blues in the best way.

 

A humanist at heart and in practice, you can always find Lewis on the right side of history fighting for justice for the artists she serves as VP and A&R Head at Louisiana Red Hot Records and for Black artists in general.

 

Lewis has a vast body of work with over 8 albums/EPs. Most recently releasing “My American Heart Red + Blue”  in 2021.

Known as the “Folk Rock Diva”, Lewis is a legend in the Americana/Folk world and won’t be slowing down any time soon.

Delila Black

When you listen to Delila Black, you know you are hearing from someone who knows more about life than the average person.

Born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Black later moved to New York but now lives in London. She describes her sound as “Alt-Americana, exploring what I call Electro-Mountain,  Country-Noire, Punk-Country, Afro-Billy,  Roots-Rodeo-Rocknroll.”

There is wisdom in her music, yet she remains relatable. In her songwriting, she seeks to explore love and all of the things that go along with it.