SONGWRITERS FROM Virginia

Adrian Duke

Adrian Duke

Drenched with the sounds of New Orleans, Adrian Duke’s piano is overshadowed only by the raw emotional power of his voice. Although he has found a home as a Blues artist, by blurring the lines between Blues, Funk, R&B, and Jazz, he has found critical acclaim, audience acceptance, and artistic peer recognition. From the release of his first reco

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Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Sustaining a head injury in a car accident in Apr 2009 changed his life. Shortly after the accident he had his first Psychotic episode. Music also entered into his life. In the fall of 2009, Andrew started writing songs on the keyboard w/o ever having any music training. In Apr 2010, he picked up a guitar for the 1st time. Since the accident, he ha

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Betsy Foster

Betsy Foster

Welcome to the melodic world of Betsy Foster. Betsy is a composer of contemporary musical works ranging in style from New Age to love ballads. Betsy's music also includes haunting Celtic harmonies, original movie soundtrack compositions, waltzes and songs that celebrate love. Her poignant composition "Mark's Song" won 1st Place in the Instrum

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Brian Huber

Brian Huber

I am a songwriter and musician experienced in writing, arranging, recording, and performing music. Some of my musical accomplishments include: Releasing four independent CDs featuring my songs, airplay on major radio stations such as DC101 & Z104, airplay on numerous podcasts and college radio stations, songs featured in independent movie releases

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Brian Pagels

Brian Pagels

Brian Pagels is a Jersey-raised, NOVA-living, carpetbagging, singer-songwriting fool. He likes to play the music. Brian's to do list through the years: 1994: Learn guitar 1997: Write a song 1999: Form a college band 2000-02: Practice with said band; play a few mediocre shows 2003: Dissolve said band and reform as guitar duo Throu

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Bruce Parker

Bruce Parker

Bruce is the lead singer, rythm guitarist and songwriter for the band Crooked Crow.

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Dana Agnellini

Dana Agnellini

Dana Agnellini is a singer/songwriter influenced by acoustic rock, country, blues and folk. He puts a new face on his old school sound. He describes himself as a spiritual person and his lyrics gravitate toward personal empowerment and spirituality. His lyrical themes range from sacred to secular, and have been called personal yet universal. Dana

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Drake waterfighter Perry

Drake waterfighter Perry

Drake is a singer-songwriter that and music lover; He has a collection ranging from Irish Folk to Modern Pop. Creativity, relevance, and person passion is what he think makes a great song. It's wonderful that Indy music is taking off; it would be outstanding for the music world to go back to letting the artist create instead of the cookie cutte

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drumfish

drumfish

drumfish was formed in 1992 by Alex Petty, Larry France, Neil Richardson and Aaron Bertoglio. From its inception, the band has always melded a wide variety of musical sounds, cultures and genres. This approach has led the band to develop a signature sound forged in the fires of cross genre innovation, harnessed by an acoustic modern rock feel. T

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Felipe Ugalde

Felipe Ugalde

Felipe Del Agua is a new latin artist and songwriter with plans to release his first album in mid 2010. Although Felipe's background is latin, he has managed to write songs in English and solo instrumentals to break language barriers across nations. Versatility, deep lyrics , unique voice and sound is what gives this artist the opportunity to sh

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Gene Mills

Gene Mills

Gene Mills is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer based in Richmond, Virginia. He plays acoustic Americana—folk tinged with bluegrass and country. After making a living as a solo and ensemble musician in and around Charlottesville, Virginia from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s, he scaled back performing to study philosophy, which he now teaches at

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Gene Mills

Gene Mills

Gene Mills is a Virginia-based songwriter, singer, and guitar player in styles spanning Americana, folk, bluegrass, and country. He has been performing, both solo and in various ensembles, for 30 years. For the last ten years, he has been performing with his wife Gayla on bass and vocals, and they are often accompanied by Barry Lawson on mandolin.

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Jason Brubaker

Jason Brubaker

A music enthusiast and amateur guitarist for 20 years, I began my love of music writing and playing with heavy metal. As the years passed by, my love of metal never waned, but my love of my acoustic guitar grew. Now all of the music I write is acoustic/folk. I have recently completed writing my first acoustic album, a very long time in the makin

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Jason Kalman

Jason Kalman

Singer-songwriter, Jason Kalman, has been playing music his whole life. He grew up in Staten Island NY. During that time, he played drums in school bands and later took up piano and guitar. While studying classical piano, classical guitar and playing drums in the University Jazz Ensemble at Binghamton University, Jason fueled his love of roc

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Jonathan Vassar

Jonathan Vassar

Jonathan Vassar's craft stands upon a sturdy structure of tradition: the deep roots drawn upon by both the outlaws of country music and the songwriters of the 60s and 70s. Seamlessly shifting from pastoral impressionism to urban romanticism, Vassar masterfully weaves lyrics into both poignant narratives and visionary tableaux.

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Joy Lippard

Joy Lippard

It takes some people nearly a lifetime to realize their gifts and discover how to use them. Then there are those rare individuals who know very early in life where God is leading. As a young artist who fast tracked her high school diploma and graduated a year early to devote full-time to her music, it’s obvious Joy Lippard knows her calling and is

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Justina Shandler

Justina Shandler

SEE THE MUSIC VIDEO OF "SOMEONE ELSE'S BED" HERE!! ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_vVChx0dLM "The only thing in life that is entirely bad is writers' block. Everything else bad can have a good song written about it." Justina was born in New Hampshire but grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She started writing music when she was 10. Since the

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Four years ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to play acoustic guitar, so I went out and bought a guitar and started taking lessons. One day, I was given the assignment of coming up with my own chord progression; next thing I knew I had a progression and lyrics. Since then I have written song after song after song. So after much delibe

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Kent Heckaman

Kent Heckaman

Producer Kent Heckaman's most recent and comprehensive effort comes in the forming of “Sonnet Cottage” in 2010 with vocalists Torey and Rachel Russell. The Russell sisters prove to be very capable of delivering unique, ethereal vocal textures and beautiful harmonies around Kent’s carefully arranged acoustic backdrops. The group’s alternative folk

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LEE BRIAN

LEE BRIAN

Musician-Active duty military. Drummer/Songwriter/Producer.

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Maggie Anderson

Maggie Anderson

After spending years as a competitive swimmer, Maggie hung up her goggles and picked a guitar - and took the D.C. area by surprise! Every time she performs, another opportunity is offered to her, along with comments like, "Where have you been hiding?" Known for her beautiful vocal performances, Maggie attracts fans of all ages. Maggie has played

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Margot MacDonald

Margot MacDonald

coming soon....

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Mike P. Ryan

Mike P. Ryan

My name is Mike P. Ryan. I am a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. I write songs in the Roots/Americana and Alt Country styles. My songs tell the stories and reflect the emotions and experiences of regular, working people. I am originally from Central Oklahoma but have lived and worked all over the world. I currently live and work in Northern V

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Nicole Belanus

Nicole Belanus

Nicole Belanus is a singer/songwriter whose eclectic musical taste is apparent in her personal style. Using her guitar and voice, she delivers a unique blend of folk, rock and americana. In the classic singer/songwriter tradition, her lyrics are raw and honest, telling stories from personal experiences, yet undisguised, creating accessible langua

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Randolph Walker

Randolph Walker

Randolph Walker is a musician and songwriter performing classic rock, traditional country, folk, Beatlesque pop, psychedelic and western surf guitar.

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Roger Tomhave

Roger Tomhave

2010 WAMMIE nominated Singer/Songwriter, 2010 International Indie Honorable Mention in the the Folk Category, and Semi-Finalist for the 2010 Posi-Awards in the True Story category,Singer/Songwriter Roger Tomhave has written folk and contemporary spiritual music since 1975. He currently writes for and performs with New Day, the praise band at Unity

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Root Deco

Root Deco

With roots that run deep into the decaying DC club grind, Root Deco made its mark as an eccentric trio embellishing its blues, country and retro-rock covers with psychedelic, Celtic and Eastern flourishes. Today the influences linger but the music is original. The sound is “decorative roots” or Root Deco. On the group’s full-length and Internet

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Sonnet Cottage

Sonnet Cottage

Sonnet Cottage is an alternative folk group from northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC. Their second LP release, "Half Written Story", won the IMEA 2015 Folk Album of the Year. Many compare their acoustic vibe as a cross between Lana Del Ray and the harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel

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Tom Nichols

Tom Nichols

Tom Nichols, Falls Church Virginia - A DC area native, Tom is an award winning Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Recording Engineer, and Music Producer. In November 2011, Tom released his debut album Tom Nichols - TRUST, a collection of original songs of hope, life, and love. Tom's music heals, inspires and unites. The title track, "TRU

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Tonal Majesty

Tonal Majesty

Composer, Author, and Music Educator Jamie K. Auberg is a graduate of Christopher Newport University. He loves to be creative. Not only does he write and record music, he also writes books and produces amateur movies. The music is he is presenting right now is from his series called "Not Quite Classical." That Title defines the style of the mus

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Travis Atwell

Travis Atwell

Travis Atwell is a passionate believer in the power of storytelling and language. He has been writing songs for nearly a decade, capturing the highest and the lowest emotional and experiential images of youth and young adulthood.His music is designed to create an intimate, refined, and emotional experience that glides seamlessly between introspecti

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