I always get really excited when I hear about an artist launching a Kickstarter. There’s nothing that quite compares to a fan’s dedication to their favorite artist, and Matt Bailie is about to prove that all over again. After all, he did take home the country prize for our 2010 Intel Superstars competition, and then emerge as the big winner of our 2011 OurStage Panel”there’s no doubt this artist has talent and a surging fan base to back him up.
With a dream to fund his sophomore release, I Wanna Live Like That, along with the music video for “Dress Down,” Bailie has launched a 30-day Kickstarter. Having worked with ACM and CMA award winning producer Darran Smith on the album, Bailie is seeking funds to cover the cost of everything from manufacturing to promotion, with the aim of getting the attention of industry giants CMT and GAC. Some of the pledge prizes include the new album, handwritten lyrics, recording session, cover video, and a full band house show. Check out the Kickstarter video below, and pledge right here to be a part of Bailie Nation. (more…)
Not that long ago, Austin, TX musicians Dawn and Hawkes were finalists in our Intel Superstars competition. Garnering comparisons to Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, this real-life couple turned folksy duo recently took to the The Voice to perform their cover of The Beatles‘ “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” Within seconds of their opening lines Adam Levine (Maroon 5) and Shakira had already expressed interest, with Levine saying that it was his “favorite performance [he’s] ever seen on The Voice.” In the end, they chose Levine. You can watch it all unfold below. (more…)
Longtime friends of OurStage Delta Rae have been added to the Chesterfield, VA Ragtime Carnival, featuring Carbon Leaf, Keller Williams, Edwin McCain, Eddie From Ohio, and a ton more. The festival will take place at Pocahontas State Park from May 30-31, with gates opening Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. You can check out a poster with the full lineup below, and grab tickets beginning tomorrow, Feb. 21 here. You can also catch the band on tour this February through April with dates across the U.S. (more…)
We’re suckers for simple, beautiful melodies and songs. That’s why when we read that New England native, Annalise Emerick – a favorite from our recent Intel Superstars Competition – had announced a string of late-winter tour dates around Georgia and Tennessee, we couldn’t help but feel a sting of pain that we in New England lost such a talent to the Nashville area. Running from February 21st to March 27th, Emerick has scheduled five dates, including the A-Town Get Down Festival. Emerick is also working on her next album, and giving away a free copy to whoever can correctly guess the cover song she’s adding. Check out the tour dates, and stream “Time of Day” below. (more…)
The Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, CO has revealed their 2014 lineup to include OurStage artist Antje Duvekot alongside such crossover favorites like Josh Ritter, DISPATCH, Lake Street Dive, and many more. The festival will run from August 15-17. You can also catch Duvekot at The Song School four days prior. Check out the initial festival lineup below.
Hard to believe, but SXSW has announced yet another round of new artists, bringing the total to an amazing 2,000-plus acts. But after seeing that the new additions include The 1975, Against Me!, and St. Vincent we have to admit it’s worth expanding an already enormous lineup. Also performing will be Kelis, Damon Albarn, Chromeo, Ingrid Michaelson, Kylesa, Speedy Ortiz, SZA, Lucius, Jacques Green, together PANGEA, Women’s Hour, Betty Who, and Lost in the Trees. You can view the full lineup here (warning: it’s going to take you a while to sift through), and catch SXSW from March 7-16 in Austin, TX.