Shortwave Society

orchestral and electronic soundscapes fused with off-kilter pop songs

Shortwave Society fuses elements from orchestral and electronic soundscapes to create a unique accompaniment to their off-kilter pop songs. Violin, cello, and a sea of vocals weave intricate tapestries while guitar and pianos pulse, and electronic bleeps and blips fill every nook and cranny of your subconscious. These ladies and gents host a post-modern sojourn through jazz, pop, and chamber music traditions; equally at home in the dance club or the concert hall alike.

Dozens of Dollars String Band

Dozens of Dollars String Band is working from some serious cross pollination. The band member's resumes include bands like Danny Flanigan and the Rainchorus, Starbilly, Rabbit Manor, Domani, Union Tree, Cloigheann, New Horizon, Louisville Mandolin Orchestra and Daddy's Car.

Philip Wakeman singing lead vocals and playing mando, fiddle & guitar. Mark Rosenthal singing lead vocals and playing guitar. John Bajandas singing backing vocals and playing the Doghouse bass. Phil Wakeman singing backing vocals and playing banjo, mando, fiddle and guitar.

Bianca Spriggs

Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, Bianca Spriggs, is a freelance instructor of composition, literature, and creative writing. She holds degrees from Transylvania University and the University of Wisconsin. She is a Kentucky Humanities Council Lecturer and the creator and programmer of the Gypsy Poetry Slam featured annually at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

Christabel and the Jons

Christabel & the Jons is currently on tour from Louisiana to Maine and everywhere in between, promoting their album “Custom Made for You” and singing a bunch of new bossa nova and country swing tunes which will soon be recorded on their third CD, "The Same Mistake." Lead singer and songwriter Christa DeCicco is earning a reputation as one of the southeast's finest laid-back jazz singers. Old suitcases and vintage clothes from the 1920s-1950s give the performance a nostalgic ambiance, but it's the songs that really captivate. They can often be found in thrift stores as they travel from town to town, hunting for clip-on ties and cocktail dresses.