Nat Osborn Band
Nat Osborn is a restless soul. Like much of his over-stimulated generation, he requires a lot of energy, beauty and excitement. Because of this, he is in constant motion; whether it’s studying tabla with a guru in India, playing folk sessions in the back corner of seaside pub in Ireland, playing hot jazz on the streets of Budapest, or playing a packed show in one of the countless clubs he’s played in NYC. This energy is what draws people to his music and also what makes it hard to define. Whether it’s a lush, hypnotic ballad about heartbreak, a polyrhythmic Latin-rock song about overmedicated children, a dub song about post-traumatic stress, or a drunken tango about destitute desire, his songs are as unpredictable and enthralling as they are catchy and thoughtfully composed. With a full-length record about to be released, a powerhouse seven piece ensemble and a decade of experience behind him at the age of only 25, Nat Osborn is just getting started.
Lyle Divinsky, a.k.a. The Sasquatch of Soul, "doesn’t front: he sings soul and R&B, and that’s that. There are no tags or modifiers needed: his music is pure and honest. His focus is so spectacular that his originals sound like instant classics that might have had a life on 45s and crackly AM radio for decades” (Todd Richard, The Portland Phoenix). Hailing from Portland, ME, Divinsky moved to the delicious big apple just over 2 years ago, and has been crooning his way into the hearts and hips of the 5 boroughs since. You need to see it to believe it, so when you get that chance, be there. To quote NYC blogger/music aficionado, Sami Promisloff, "Lyle Divinsky is the minister of soul and master of babymaking music for ALL TIME. and scene."
Rocket and the Ghost
Rocket & The Ghost is a rock n' roll force of nature. With influences ranging from The Everly Brothers and Wanda Jackson to David Byrne and the Arcade Fire, they have the down-home flair of a backroom bluegrass band paired with a soaring, driving sound that could fill any arena. They'll whisper in your ear one minute and holler at you from the top of a mountain the next.
(Rocket & the Ghost includes members of Lily and the Parlor Tricks and Raccoon Fighter)