"We Specialize in Outside of the
do you do with an artist who doesn't fit a mold - the one who
feels like a square peg trying to fit in a round hole? The
artist who the industry says is amazing, but can't figure out how to market
them? Or, as an artist, you create what you think will "fit", but
know you can do something unique?
it - we have to have rules and ways to identify artists - from radio to
awards. But, what do you do when someone creates something different? Or,
their project is so diverse, how do you promote that artist or get them
seen when the market is already inundated with those who ARE trying to
Some of the
greatest artists ever known became icons because they were unique -
are the artists we gravitate to - the more rounded artists. These are
the artists that are able to write, sing, create,
produce, perform their own original music, and can play their own
instruments. They are also multi-talented in other creative areas, not just
music, that enhances their whole brand. Their creations are
maybe not all the same genre or style, and some include other artistic
partnerships in their shows.
we figure out whatever tools we need - and get to work
on how to get that square to fit - maybe not in a round hole - but as
they should, on their own.
it happens fairly easily, and sometimes it takes a while. Sometimes
we end up with a lot of saw dust and splinters.
And, sometimes, we just stay outside
of the box.
be assured, we will have tried
our best, left our mark - and maybe even left some room for more
"squares" to fit in.
ZIGO - Live in St. Louis
and Filming with
Silk and Circus Performers
preparing for live shows
"With the firm belief that each artist has their own
story to tell, we do our best to help that artist be who they are meant to
be, within the constructs of the industry as it is, but allowing that
artist to create and take ownership of the gift they have been given.
From the creation of a song, to the analysis of how that song
needs to be presented, on to the full production stage showcasing that
song - we do our best to help give that story, set to a melody,
MONROEVILLE with the Fairmont Youth
Orchestra in Kettering, OH
Monroeville has performed for over
20K kids in schools in conjunction with Gibson, I'll Fly Away Foundation
and Bluegrass Music Museum
the last 35 years, I have had the privilege to work with Gospel, Rock,
Bluegrass, Classical, Big Band, Americana, and everything in
between. And, it's that diverse exposure to those musicians that
inspired my belief that music truly has no boundaries.
"Music is a communicator regardless of language or
culture. If you focus on the message through sound as well as
words, just as much as the craftsmanship of the song, you don't have to
worry what 'style' it's played in - the song will be as it should, and
will say what it needs to."
we do it? Maybe it's just one song - maybe it's a lifetime of songs. These
are the innovators and catalysts for the next generation of artists.
Songs of the Fall performing in
the Czech Republic Summer 2017
touch with us. Click on their links, sign up on all the sites, book
them at your events, and interview them on your radio, tv and web shows,
and in your magazines. I think they are all pretty amazing - and constantly
pushing the boundaries of what they do with their creativity.
we feature three of these artists - with more to be showcased
may be surprised - I am daily. But, if you're truly looking for
unique, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Calling, Favor and Chocolate.
by GRAMMY® nominated producer and engineer, Matt Munsey,
Monroeville is a Alternative Acoustic group of multi-instrumentalists
and vocalists from diverse musical backgrounds, with Bluegrass as a common
thread. From their inception, Monroeville made
a conscious effort to create a new, original sound based
around traditional Bluegrass instruments, incorporating the
stylings of Rock, Alternative, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Electronic,
and Classical music with their Bluegrass abilities to create a sound
all their own. It shows in their newest project, WORLDS APART. Check
out the instrumental "Gallarojo" - it's pretty amazing.
While they have been working
on original material, and/or in between touring, they have the privilege of
playing for thousands of people a day in the Smoky Mountains honing in on
their craft, and developing an energetic and entertaining stage show, all
while gaining fans with one on one time from all over the
2012 International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Band of the Year,
Monroeville named themselves after a man whom they all admired, the "Father
of Bluegrass", Bill Monroe. Mr. Monroe was inducted in
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and was recognized as an
innovator and Early Influence inspiring many rock
artists. Monroeville is inspired to do the same.
"I was determined
to carve out a music of my own, I didn't want to copy anybody."
- Bill Monroe
easy to imagine Becky and Josiah Zigo living in a house where instruments
practically hang from the ceiling, as the pair clearly lives entrenched in
music and performance art. Instead of focusing on one central role, each
member attempts to squeeze every ounce of its collective talent into Zigo,
transforming the bog-standard rock show into an exhaustive exercise in
Joseph Hess, The Riverfront Times
and Josiah Zigo are classically trained in violin, guitar, and vocals, and
each are private music teachers. However, their ability to take their
training into a writing a commercial, but original, style is captivating,
and it shows their dedication to their craft. Zigo's new project shows off
their abilities in their writing of every song, and playing of every
instrument on the project with exception of the drums, bass, clarinet and
accordion - although they also have abilities to play those instruments.
Check out their live show video on their site - a truly amazing band. Becky
still performs with the University of MO St. Louis Orchestra, and Josiah
has been a music teacher of multiple instruments since the age of 15! These
two are some of the most fun, personable, and most gifted people I've
ever worked with.
5 time GRAMMY nominated Cia Cherryholmes, "Songs of the Fall is
country, bluegrass, and rock music that moves the spirit and reveals a
first hand openness. There are lyrics that stir the lifeblood of their
song's subjects, bringing a new generation's observations, driving rhythms
of guitar and bluegrass banjo that makes me want to jig it up and throw it
down, and then vocals that are so undeniably effective and bold with their
core rooted deep in country music's soul" -Mark O'Connor.
spent several years working with Cia's family, Cherryholmes, where her
stellar voice and songwriting gained international attention. Since
pairing with Stetson, a gifted singer and songwriter in his own right,
their songwriting and vocals are captivating. You feel what they write. Now
living in beautiful Pagosa Springs, CO, the two can be found performing
locally when not on touring internationally. Cia is gifted in crafts
and natural arts, and has been known to rhinestone several items of
clothing for musicians. Stetson is an avid hunter and fisherman, and
has been featured on many outdoor television shows as a guide for prominent
stars. The two have been known to take groups on packing trips in the
mountains on horseback. That exploration and love for what is real and
natural is rooted deeply in their souls, and it shows in their music.
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