Kyler England www.kylerengland.com Kyler has played at festivals from North Carolina to Cabo San Lucas, and even shared the stage with the likes of Sting. There's "Something So Beautiful" about Kyler England. Subtle yet powerful, and so very sincere, Kyler visited UPOP twice to unleash her innovative tracks and heart-wrenching vocals over the airwaves.
Iain Campbell Smith www.iaincampbellsmith.com Australian singing sensation and storyteller Iain Campbell Smith’s “Bagarap Empires” is the soundtrack of the documentary film “Bougainville Sky,” recounting the compelling story of Iain’s time on a peacekeeping mission on Bougainville Island in the South Pacific. An inventive lyricist, (even in Melanesian pidgin dialect!) Iain's songs are alternately rollicking, haunting, or deeply moving. Well-known down under, hitting the Blue Mountains Music Festival on the circuit, Iain's recent performance schedule lists the Susquehanna Folk Festival, the famed Birchmere, and IOTA! Get your tickets now! With perceptive humor, a wry smile, and wild, wobbly knees, this guy must be seen live to believe it!! You'll walk out a different person than you came in!
Maria Matto www.mariamatto.net Up and coming Peruvian out of Miami, Maria Matto performed to a packed house at the Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with talented guitarist Chris Alvy, and Grammy award-winning percussionist and highly entertaining personality Ignacio “Nacho” Chavez. Stranded in DC by hurricanes along the Florida Coast, Maria and the boys found a welcome refuge in the new ultra-modern UPOP studios and let loose on her soulful, energetic Latin ballads!!
Susan Greenbaum www.susangreenbaum.com Cleaned up at the last Mid-Atlantic Song Contest with seven awards. Former corporate powerhitter and bigwig, Susan Greenbaum defied conventional wisdom, changed course in midstream, and turned the page of a great new chapter for all of those lucky enough to hear her sing!!! Susan gets rave reviews everywhere she goes, and opened for Jewel on her last tour. Blizzards in Richmond snowed Susan in, so she spun like a top over the holidays via telephone over the UPOP airwaves. Listen Monday morning, March 20 to Susan broadcasting live from UPOP's studio at WorldSpace!
Daniel Lee www.danielleemusic.com Don’t try to categorize this out-o’-the-box guy, hence the title track of his new CD Genrecide! Daniel was a winner of the competitive NewSong Contest at the Strathmore, where he has been selected 'artist in residence.' Guitar virtuosity, refreshing lyrics, and unexpected directions keep you guessing...and listening for more. Daniel recently lent his kickin' talents to the scene at my little lakeside condo for a rockin' house concert with Kyler England. And listen up everybody. Not to miss exclusive, Monday, March 27, Daniel and the boys are gonna rock the global house at UPOP studios!!
Sol Creech www.satori-productions.com Packing his guitar on his back, Sol and his brother entranced listeners with their unique gypsy Latin jazz in Spain and France, and recorded two albums. No stranger to reggae, African, gospel, funk, hip-hop and folk, Sol is a cat who crosses genres and time zones, landing gigs at R&B, jazz, and blues festivals in Italy, Switzerland, France, Canada, Australia, Brazil, the Caribbean and UPOP! Sol has played with blues heavyweight Taj Mahal and opened for legendary blues master B.B. King. “Ancient truths of the blues arrive in some new place, through some new voice, through some kid who is Sol.” Peter Cooper, Nashville
Demetrios www.milesintrail.com Demetrios backs up the boys on UPOP, throwing down his catchy percussion for Daniel Lee and Sol Creech. Demetrios the Propellerhead never fails to hit the mark with his take on hits from back in the day. Demetrios's way-out wit and groovy stylings are right on!! Check out Demetrios all over town, and when you see him, make him play his three original tunes. So cool! Don't take no for an answer. Covers, originals, he does it all. Check him out at Barrel Oak Winery!
Johnny Ireland & the Device www.johnnyireland.com www.myspace.com/thedeviceband This guy rocks...and has a word of the day on his website. A must-read for all linguists! Check him out live at Jammin' Java or the Firehouse Grill, or on his latest CD Lonely Man. But with growing ranks of fans, Johnny Ireland is destined to be a Lonely Man no more. Check out his newest innovation HeLo.
Kyler, Ted & Allie on UPOP!
Johnny, Iain, Allie & Ted on UPOP!
Maria Matto Rocks Out Live In the Studio On UPOP XM 29!! (Photo by Allie!=)