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July 11 ENGLISH BEAT
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July 12 TAB BENOIT
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July 13 TEDDY GEIGER
American singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger first catapulted onto the national stage in March 2006 when his debut album, the critically-acclaimed “Underage Thinking,” entered the Billboard Top 200 at #8 and yielded a million-selling Hot AC Top 10 single — “For You I Will” — when Teddy was just 16.
Proficient on a number of instruments including guitar, bass, piano and drums, Geiger had first made his reputation as a musician in high school when gigs around his native Rochester, New York, earned the loyalty of an ever-growing fanbase of self-proclaimed “Ted-Heads.” While an internet fan buzz fueled his early burgeoning popularity, Teddy’s first independent release, the regional EP “Stepladder” (on Cred Records), peaked at #1 in Rochester and made the Top 10 in Billboard’s mid-Atlantic regional “Heatseekers” chart, leading to a deal with Columbia Records.
Teddy’s debut album, “Underage Thinking,” was both a popular and critical success. “Teddy Geiger projects an easy charm along with his real pop chops,” raved The New York Times while People magazine, in a three-and-a-half star “Critic’s Choice” review, predicted that “Teddy Geiger should have a long career ahead of him.”
July 14 / 15 THE TUBES
This San Francisco based band was known for its live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography and wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. Their hits include: “Don’t Touch Me There,” “Young and Rich,” “White Punks on Dope,” “Prime Time,” “Don’t Want To Wait Anymore,” “Talk to Ya Later,” “She’s a Beauty,” “Tip of My Tongue,” “The Monkey Time,” “Piece by Piece” and many more.
August 3 JEFF LEBLANC and BROOKS HUBBARD
Jeff LeBlanc – Sirius/XM “Discovery of the Year” nominee Jeff LeBlanc is using his college degree a little differently than he first envisioned. His immediately familiar-sounding blend of pop and acoustic rock quickly took him from dorm room concerts at Sacred Heart University to a 60-date tour of colleges across the country, where he was praised as everything from “the new John Mayer” to an artist “perfectly in tune with his audience.” Jeff’s latest album, “Worth Holding On To”, was self-released in August of 2011 and quickly reached #3 on the iTunes Top 200 Singer/Songwriter Chart. He’s spent most of the past few years on the road, headlining shows across the country and opening for the Goo Goo Dolls, Matt Nathanson, Ingrid Michaelson, David Archuleta, Augustana and many more.
Brooks Hubbard’s voice, stage presence, and original songwriting are what make him unique as an artist. He is genuine and plays from the heart and his audience connects with him on a personal level. The success of his early career has already brought recognition on many music blogs including goodmusicallday.com, as well as strong support from listeners all over. He hopes to pursue a life of music and offers to “share all the love I can give”.
September 1 ALBERT CUMMINGS
Breaking every cliché associated with the blues while producing some of the most powerful music of the 21st century comes as natural to Albert Cummings as swinging a hammer while constructing one of his award-winning custom-built homes.
October 20 MARIA MULDAUR
Maria Muldaur went platinum just two years after her first solo album and was forever enshrined in the minds of baby boomers the world over. “Midnight at the Oasis” remains to this day a staple song on multi-format radio. Four albums on Warner Brothers followed including her acclaimed second disc, Waitress in a Donut Shop, which contained her next hit single, a remake of “I’m A Woman.”
November 21 RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND
Ryan Montbleau is a pure soul singer. Not in the traditional sense. His voice – although a sweet, passionate instrument – isn’t packed with Memphis clay like Al Green’s or greased with urban sophistication like R. Kelly’s. Instead, Montbleau sings purely from his soul in a voice every bit as honest, open hearted and original as the stories he tells in his songs.
December 1 RONNIE EARL and THE BROADCASTERS
Ronnie is a two-time W.C. Handy Blues Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, taught for five years at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut, and has given private lessons. In 1995 Ronnie released Ronnie Earl: Blues Guitar with Soul, an instructional VHS tape that was then rereleased in DVD format in 2005. Ronnie Earl has played alongside such greats as B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Otis Rush, Earl King, Junior Wells, and Buddy Guy, as well as gifted young blues guitarists who he just might pull up on stage at a moment?s notice.
December 2 CARBON LEAF
As Carbon Leaf approaches their 20th year of award-winning recording and touring, the band?s rigorous path of independence continues, focusing on writing, producing and releasing new material directly to their fans for 2012.
The Richmond, Virginia-based group began as an independent act in 1992, later signing on with Vanguard Records for a three-album stint in 2004. Along the way, Carbon Leaf scored hit singles at both AAA and Hot AC Radio with “Life Less Ordinary” and “The Boxer,” placed first in the International Songwriting Competition, won an American Music Award, and recorded the music for Universal’s Curious George II soundtrack in 2010.
With ten albums under their belt, Carbon Leaf continues to distill the essence of what truly matters most to them: A fierce DIY approach to making music and a direct connection and commitment to their fans.