Get To Know: Australian born now Nashville dwelling Joe Robinson left viewers awestruck in 2008 when he won Australia’s Got Talent, and he has been on the rise ever since. At just eleven years old, the mostly self-taught player caught the ear of fingerstyle guru Tommy Emmanuel who took Joe under his wing as a mentor. Since then, Joe has proven himself not only a prolific fingerstyle player but can play circles around most players in blues, jazz, pop, and rock. Now working on his 4th full-length album, we’re excited to see what Joe does next.
Sounds Like: Tommy Emmanuel, Rodney Crowell, Andy Timmons, Chet Atkins
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Get To Know: When a 15-year-old is asked to perform for President Barack Obama in the White House, you might want to take notice. Playing guitar since age 11, Kingfish has been taking cues from his mentor Buddy Guy, Bootsy Collins and Muddy Waters. Now 22, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is swiftly becoming the modern generation’s real-life blues visionary. The guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter is set to take the music world by storm with the release of his Grammy-nominated debut album, KINGFISH.
Sounds Like: Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Johnson, B.B. King
Get To Know: The real draw for 25-year-old Julien Baker is her balance of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience in her songwriting and lyricism. Baker has an amazing way of narrating a deliberate meditation on how we each try to deal with our ever-shifting mental health, and the impact this can have on both ourselves and others. During a time when the world is dealing with a global pandemic, a pivotal election year, and polarizing environmental issues, Julien finds a home in being truthful in tone and in lyrics. Julien brings in guitar, piano, and even the organ into her musicality and hits you with her strong vocal wails of pure, heartfelt emotion that leaves you wanting more.
Sounds Like: Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy
Gear: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky electric guitar strings