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10 Nashville artists on the rise : NPR

India Ramey

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India Ramey

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Because the host of WMOT’s The Native Brew Hour, it is my ardour and mission to find these creating music right here in Nashville, Tenn. Early within the pandemic, as artists have been processing all of it, one thing exceptional began taking place. I discovered artists I might by no means heard of, and they’d refer buddies and collaborators as new bands and recording initiatives have been shaped. When the remainder of the world paused, the music makers of Nashville ramped issues up. Here is a small sampling, and for extra “Music Metropolis” sounds and tales I invite you to hearken to The Native Brew Hour at 89.5 WMOT, Sundays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 7 p.m. Central and on demand by way of the WMOT app.

Kyshona Armstrong

Kyshona Armstrong began her profession as a music therapist and now combines that ability along with her personal songwriting as a workers member of the non-profit Your Tune, working with adults and youth experiencing homelessness, trauma, incarceration and isolation. “Anxious Thoughts” is on Pay attention.

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Kashena Sampson

Kashena Sampson launched Time Machine final fall. The songs have been written and recorded pre-pandemic, however lots of the themes are becoming for these instances. “Entire Lot Higher” is an upbeat, confident celebration of latest beginnings.

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Brandon Jesse

Brandon Jesse has fairly a voice, sonically and in his lyrics. Some songs remind me of a younger Johnny Money. He is launched a few data during the last two years and his newest, A Totally different Shade, contains “Getting Soiled Do not Get Outdated.”

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Yonder Grove

Yonder Grove is a four-piece band from Columbia, Tenn., about half an hour south of Nashville. It is sound is a mix of robust concord vocals and groove-filled jams. “Houston” is on the band’s debut, All Is Properly.

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The Woods

The Woods is a trio of concord singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, shaped within the early days of the pandemic by Dan O’Rourke, Raquel Cole and Leland Rooney. “World’s On Fireplace” is out now.

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India Ramey

India Ramey was a prosecutor in Alabama working with home violence victims earlier than following her songwriting dream to Nashville. She simply performed SXSW and “King of the Ashes” is on her album Shallow Graves.

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LadyCouch

Co-lead singers and songwriters Allen Thompson and Keshia Bailey make up LadyCouch. The mix of those two longtime Nashville inventive forces is funky, soul crammed rock and roll, finest skilled with their 11 piece band. “Free To Breathe” is from The Future Seems Nice.

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Madeleine Kelson

Chicago native Madeleine Kelson simply launched her debut album, Whereas I Was Away, born out of her faculty thesis. “Joker” showcases Madeleine’s songwriting and distinctive voice.

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Chloe Kimes

Chloe Kimes is a weekend DJ at WMOT and a Center Tennessee State College graduate. “Stand to Achieve” is out now and will probably be on Kimes’ self-titled debut due in July.

Impolite Music

Fashioned by brothers Kevin and Matt Nolan, Impolite Music contains childhood bandmate Tyler Bartram and Marty MacMillan, a grasp luthier from Detroit. Wealthy vocals, extremely catchy melodies and a basic ’70s sound harking back to Moby Grape. “Angeline” is a highway journey rocker from Canine Days.

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