Music fans know Heidi for fronting Trick Pony, which rode songs including “Pour Me,” “On A Night Like This” and “It’s A Heartache” to awards, acclaim and packed houses nationwide. She’s also recognized for a remarkable evolution as a solo artist, writing and recording the poignant “Johnny & June” from a deeply personal place. More than a radio hit and impetus for a fist full of Academy of Country Music nominations, the song brought Newfield’s multi-faceted creativity into the sharper relief it deserved.
Josh Gallagher is a small-town boy, singer, and songwriter from Cresson, Pennsylvania, who moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2014.
Known as country music’s newest sensation, Josh has had overwhelming support from fans across the nation because of his singing style and personality – which includes heart and soul for the music – as he was surged into the Final Four on NBC’s “THE VOICE" - SEASON 11.
A fan favorite every week, Gallagher won the hearts of millions and built a fan base across the world with his impressive vocals. While on “The Voice”, Josh had the incredible experience to be coached by Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Gallagher also had the opportunity to work with Bette Midler, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Garth Brooks.
In September 2014, Austin John of the Austin John Band moved to Nashville, TN with his girlfriend Dawna Zahn to pursue their music career. The Austin John Band made a tremendous impact on the blues scene in Syracuse, quickly gaining fans where ever they went.
Auburn, NY native Dawna Zahn had spent the last few years singing in the rock n' roll, blues and honky tonk band Silver Queen Casket Company, which Austin joined in late 2014. Dawna's unique vocal style developed through her love of the raw, swampy sounds of early blues and rock n' roll.
Bassist Hank Miles is from Seattle. Some of his former bands include Redneck Girlfriend, Go Like Hell, and Shivering Denizens.
After rambling off influences such as Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Bo Diddley, Big Maybelle, Wynonie Harris, and Nick Curran, the group decided to form an early Rhythm & Blues, Rock N' Roll combo... And thus, the Highjivers were born.
Plenty of words could be used to describe the music and performance of the Daniel Mason Band, but these three stand out among all the rest. The band showcases a diversity of styles as they combine elements of Rhythm & Blues, Southern Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country to create their own distinct sound. The songs are comprised of catchy melodies, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms that deeply resonate during even the first listen. Hailing from four different hometowns in four different states, Daniel, Scott, Jase and Joel formed the group in Nashville, Tennessee, after each making the move to pursue their own musical dreams. Now, they come together to create one of the most exciting and soulful original music experiences found in Music City.