Meet The 2015 Finalists!

10492162_566673766774837_6953997738516078175_n Annika is a 17-yr old ASCAP award-winning songwriter, singer, and guitarist. After fronting an indie-rock band from age 11-15, Annika began pursuing a solo career in late 2013, and since has won numerous awards in songwriting and performing. She recently completed a 2014 song-a-week project, and was an Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International 2015.      LISTEN
Ben O'Neill 2015 Ben O’Neill  is a Grammy nominated artist who has been the sideman to Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Common, Jill Scott and many more. On his debut album, Ghosts and Green Shoots, he comes front-and-center with a melodically rich and tunefully diverse effort that displays his talents as a gifted guitarist and fearless vocalist.    LISTEN WE WISH BEN GREAT SUCCESS ON HIS SUMMER TOUR WITH JILL SCOTT!  BEN WILL NOT BE PLAYING IN THE SHOWCASE.
Jeanette Lynne As a self-taught musician who writes and performs her own creations; Jeanette Lynne has been collaborating with many artists and songwriters to carve out her unique sound and style. With close to 10,000 followers online and two successfully crowdfunded albums, Jeanette’s music and ambition will surely leave you inspired.   LISTEN
no-69 Adam Web is an optimistic singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, Pa  who’s music consists of percussive guitar grooves, soulful vocals, and spiritually conscious sentiment. His songs have made their way into college radio stations across the country as well as appearances on reality tv shows such as “The Real World” on MTV.  Through multiple tours, Adam has performed in 14 states across the country including such festivals as South by Southwest (Austin, TX) and Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA).    LISTEN
IMG_9598-1 Cat Ricketts is a folk singer and songwriter. Her study in poetry informs the delicate and precise language of every written line, while her voice encircles listeners like a hug. Cat’s songs sing loudest at house shows, small listening rooms, and outdoors while the golden hour descends to dusk.  LISTEN
Avi Piano Sit HR copy Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs, finding inspiration in bossanova, American folk, westcoast jazz, and contemporary pop. Hailing from Bucks County, Avi has toured the country with his debut album, “Something New,” opening for artists such as The Roots, Ani DiFranco, and Arturo Sandoval.    LISTEN
image1 Alyssa Garcia is a young pop singer/songwriter, pianist, & ukulele player. She has been playing piano for 10 years, & has been performing, writing, and self-producing her original music for almost four years now. She has released two albums: Music is my Life and Memories & New Beginnings.     LISTEN
Joe Marson Red Tree Background-1 Joe Marson is a Brooklyn transplant whose music resonates in the realm of alternative folk-rock, with a defiant bluesy edge. Marson delivers full-bodied, soulful ballads charged with slow thumping percussion, powerfully swelling harmonies and fervent, evocative lyricism. LISTEN   We Wish Joe the best on His Summer West Coast Tour! Joe will not be Playing the Finals Showcase.
IMG_2980 Angela Burns has enjoyed songwriting since her childhood.  Through her debut album, Arbitrary Mind, she releases a sound that is both winsome and sophisticated as she weaves evocative lyrics around complex rhythms and melodies.  Her exquisite craftsmanship is the perfect compliment to her achingly beautiful voice.   LISTEN
image1  Robert Camerino is the songwriter for a’cappella group DARK putting a youthful spin on old doo-wop and rock and roll tunes. Rob picked up the guitar and began writing original music in 2005, which extended their repertoire and performance opportunities across the northeast. Although all four members sing, play, and write, fans cite harmonies and arrangements as DARK’s most impressive attributes.  LISTEN
carousel0013Stetson Rose is the musical moniker of singer/songwriter Emily Rose. She creates vocally driven, lighthearted stories, documenting life and love in unexpected ways. Her innate understanding of melody and honest lyrics shed a playful, yet emotional light on some of life’s most universal experiences. Stetson Rose is set to release her first album in June of 2015. LISTEN
20130105_214Jeff Waters is a singer-songwriter/pianist from Baltimore. Anthemic piano-rock one moment, and intimate jazz lounge the next, Jeff is often compared to hybrid of The National and Ben Folds. Jeff has performed his thoughtful lyrics, proficient piano, and soulful vocals throughout the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, his former home of a decade.     LISTEN