C. Daniel Boling
A 2014 Winner of the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk songwriter contest, C. Daniel Boling shares experiences from a life lived in places as far ranging as Okinawa, Japan, and Padre Island, Texas. This Albuqueque-based a balladeer/songwriter has a deft finger-picking guitar style, a banjitar, and a clear tenor that draws comparisons to John Denver and Pete Seeger. Other songwriting awards include Walnut Valley Festival, Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Festival, and Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. He started touring across the U.S and western Europe, at the age of 50, when most guys are planning their retirement.
Click below to sample C. Daniel Boling’s music:
- As Young as Your Kiss C. Daniel Boling 3:30
C Daniel Boling’s Website
A Utah (Park City) singer/songwriter with mid-American roots who recently released her first cd.
Click below to sample Elizabeth Hareza’s music:
- Plain Ole Shoes Elizabeth Hareza 3:46
- Three Wise Men Elizabeth Hereza 4:07
Elizabeth Hareza’s Website
Tai is an outstanding performer and singer known for unusual chord voicings, wide sweeping melodies, and detailed lyrics. She is a veteran performer with Seattle’s Bushwick Book Club and The Seattle Rock Orchestra, and has toured up-and-down the West Coast.
As a one-on-one music teacher and someone who struggled with finding herself as a youth, Tai specializes in teaching young women to find their identity and accept who they are through their voice, songwriting, and performance. Many of the songs on her new album offer strong statements for women, including: self-forgiveness and kindness (“Fighting Yourself”); being yourself (“Cool to be Weird”); letting go of an unhealthy relationship (“Peter Pan”); life inspiration (“Anything is Possible”) and standing up for yourself (“That’s It”).
Click below to sample Tai Shan’s music:
- Before the End Tai Shan Music 3:29
- Stone Cold Statues Tai Shan Music 4:16
Kray Van Kirk
An Alaskan songwriter who gives away his music. His songs are rich tapestries of myth, passionate echoes of the world, and a pure expression of the American singer-songwriter.
Click below to sample Kray Van Kirk’s music:
- Grizzly Jack Kray Van Kirk 3:34
- A Chorus of Stones Kray Van Kirk 3:06
- The Shores of Wales Kray Van Kirk 7:11
- A Medicine for Melancholy Kray Van Kirk 3:50
Kray Van Kirk’s Website
Current project: Music video telling the story of The Queen of Elfland, featuring Irish actress Natasha Quirke.
An accomplished, sought-after fingerstyle guitarist and educator working out of Brigham City, Utah. He has run the gamut of performing situations from playing guitar concertos with symphony orchestras, jazz jam sessions in Chicago, bluegrass and Celtic music on a tour through Europe, a rock band throughout the inter-mountain west, to Spanish Flamenco for an 8 week run of the U.S. Premiere of Zorro the Musical.