Singer/Songwriters

Bonnie North

The members of the Milwaukee band Various Small Fires are of different generations and different backgrounds. But they’re united in a remarkable ability to channel a sound that would have been right at home 40 years go. Even their original material has a soulful flavor of 1970s, brass-infused pop.

Mitch Teich

The cover art for singer-songwriter Mark Erelli's latest album is a throwback.  It's made out to look like a cassette, with Erelli's last name spelled out in the font that a generation of music listeners will recognize - letters that would have spelled out the tape brand Maxell.

Before "Sunny Came Home" put her on the pop music map, singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin had earned a following in the folk music world, and even won a Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy for her debut album, "Steady On."  But Colvin was hardly a household name.

So when she and her collaborator, producer Jon Leventhal, went into the studio to record the songs that would become the album, "A Few Small Repairs," their expectations were modest, and Colvin says that was fine by them.

Mitch Teich

The sound of Adrian+Meredith can be described as an inspired "mash-up."

The guitar strums and vocal harmonies of Adrian Krygowski and his wife and musical partner Meredith draw on influences ranging from punk to jazz to the country music that surrounds them in Nashville, their current home.

Bonnie North

Singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer has had a lot happen to him in his 33 years. His father died suddenly when Scheuer was 13, his family drifted apart, Scheuer learned the guitar, and then he was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 28.

http://katreinhert.com

When you listen to Milton, Wisconsin native Kat Reinhert, you can hear lots of influences in her music. She is a jazz singer and songwriter, but her lyrics feel more like they belong in pop songs. And, she also began her music career as a classical singer.

Album of the Week: Liz Longley

Mar 4, 2015
www.lizlongley.com

Honest transparency isn’t the easiest thing to come by in musicians these days. Often times, music is shrouded by a façade to fit a certain image or appeal. This is definitely not the case with singer/songwriter Liz Longley. The Nashville-based artist takes pride in the honesty of each track she writes. Having lived in and out of minivans for a large part of her musical journey; she never has a shortage of true stories to depict.