It goes without saying, but there are some pretty interesting and talented artists here on OurStage. We’ve been lucky to be part of the incredible journey that is the life of an independent musician, and you’ve been lucky in the fact that we brought cameras along with us. Starting today we’re going to be sharing a brand new video series with the OurStage community highlighting the highs, lows, inspirations and achievements of some very special OurStage artists. So sit back and relax, because you’re Backstage With OurStage.
Check out the first video below of singer-guitarist-songwriter Kate Tucker giving us a behind-the-scenes look at her life and music and offering insight into growing up in a family of truck drivers, what inspires her and winning an opening spot at LILITH 2010.
It was only a matter of time before Bella Ruse was scooped up as a Needle In The Haystack artist. Just this past year the folk pop duo has embarked on three national tours, recoded three EPs and released their first full length album. Their live show has impressed onlookers from Seattle to New York and garnered them world wide television and radio play”their song “Push On” even scored them an opening spot in the Lilith 2010 Festival through OurStage’s “Lilith Local Talent Search”. Their brand-spanking-new album Kuhzoo was funded purely through Kickstarter.com, and if all that’s not enough ambition for you, the band is currently touring in a van powered by vegetable oil.
Check out the video below to learn even more about Bella Ruse, and tune in all week for free downloads, interviews and more.
R.I.Y.L. Beirut, Cat Power, Blind Pilot
Strictly Global is a weekly broadcasted television series featuring alternative takes on pop culture. The program aims to enhance public understanding and provide alternative representations of diverse ethnic groups that contradict the stereotypical images frequently encountered in mainstream media through music, art and entertainment. OurStage recently collaborated with the folks at Strictly Global to help tell the story of Lilith 2010. In case you didn’t know, OurStage and Lilith partnered in May to give up-and-coming artists a shot at performing at the legendary festival as it made its way across the country. Strictly Global and OurStage worked together to feature some of the winning artists from the Lilith competition on the season premiere of the series.
The season premiere of Strictly Global was televised on September 17, 2010, but don’t worry” you can catch the entire episode right here on OurStage. The hour and a half-long episode showcases interviews from Lilith founder Sarah McLachlan and co-founder Terry McBride, OurStage CEO Ben Campbell and various winners of the Lilith Local Talent Search. Check out behind the scenes interviews and new music from these budding stars.
It is a busy time in the Toronto vicinity with the MMVA‘s and the G20 summit recently taking place, leaving the city and it’s inhabitants ready for a little breather. While the teens recover from their “Beiber fever” screaming fits, the adults are recuperating after their highly spirited showings at the G20 summit. Aside from this general pandemonium, now is an especially exciting and busy time for another winner in the Lilith Local Talent Search Competition. Take a look at the winner for Toronto below.
As the West Coast winners tune up and prep their set lists for the massive crowds expected at their respective Lilith 2010 tour stops, another set of winners in the Lilith Local Talent Search Competition is ready to be revealed. With each announcement, the anticipation for this ground-breaking tour becomes greater and greater. There may be no hope for me, but at least now the artists in Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. can breathe a little easier!
|Winterbloom||Kate Tucker||Jetty Rae||For the Love of Sloane|
|New York||Philadelphia||Washington D.C.|
|Rosi Golan||Joy Ike||Corrin Campbell|
Attention Lilith 2010 fans & hopeful artists! It is time for another installment of winner announcements for the Lilith Local Talents Search Competition. This time the good folks over at Lilith have set their sights on the artists of the Midwest. Thanks to the fans, we are proud to announce the winners for Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis and St. Louis.
The artists from these cities went through one of the most competitive rounds in recent OurStage history and managed to come out on top. After their hard-won wins, these artists have the fans to thank for the amazing outpouring of support. And, Sarah McLachlan has the fans to thank for helping her find some of the best up-and-coming talent, right here on OurStage! See the list of winners below:
|Katie Todd||Liz Clark||Amanda Lucas and Audrey Cecil|
|Kansas City||Minneapolis||St. Louis|
|Sara Swenson||Bella Ruse||The Airplanes|