In our Saturday Spotlights, we highlight four of our favorite artists of the week, including three feature.fm artists and one very special guest.
Check out these awesome songs and artists we loved listening to this week:
Night on Fire by Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas hails from Cleveland Ohio, home of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Ryan Thomas has rock in his blood. In 2006, he arrived in L.A., guitar in hand, ready to make music. Ryan displays a diverse variety of styles that show off a classic, guitar driven singer-songwriter talent. Ryan Thomas builds upon all he’s learned by expanding his sound in a modern direction while keeping one foot firmly planted in the classic songwriting. His new set of songs, titled Night on Fire is a fresh dedication in which Thomas' craft comes to fruition with songs that are focused and powerful.
No Army by Matthew Heller
Matthew Heller is a singer-songwriter whose rock n’ roll folk has the stories, the brave vulnerability, and the painful truths of traditional folk. But it’s just way, way louder. Heller’s unique blend of alt-rock catharsis and protest music messaging is potent and poignant. His latest, is a stunning display of raw-nerve emotionality and fine songcraft with a broad dynamic palette that stretches from euphoric rock to introspective ballads.
All Praise by Chris Matic
Chris Matic (Christopher Orlando McClymont) was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He spent 12 years of his youth there before immigrating permanently to the USA, giving him a unique global perspective. The name "Matic" resonated with his automatic way of selectively firing off lyrics. His musical background was broadened by his travels and influences such as Sade and Bob Marley. Chris is currently pursing his dream of becoming an international artist. He quotes, "I'd rather be influential than famous."
Sandy by Hollis Brown
Since its formation in 2009, the scrappy New York outfit known as Hollis Brown has emerged as one of America's most compelling young rock 'n' roll acts. Drawing from a bottomless well of classic influences yet firmly rooted in the present, the band's output has steadily evolved from the raw immediacy of its early releases to the more expansive, adventurous approach that fuels its bracing new album 3 Shots. Hollis Brown is currently on a world tour with Counting Crows and Citizen Cope.
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