Friday Night Concert
7:00pm - 10pm, Friday March 31
2016 Friday Night Concert Musicians (listed in alphabetical order)
Originally signed to the now-defunct but once mighty A&M records, Australian born artist Butterfly Boucher's '04 debut Flutterby drew notable attention from David Bowie, Madonna, Ben Folds and Sarah McLachlan, with whom immutable in her need to be more than a solo artist. Once she became independent she spent 2011 producing fellow Aussie Missy Higgins album The 'Ole Razzle Dazzle, touring as a bass player and vocalist with McLachlan, and working with her pop trio Elle Macho. "Everything broadened when I allowed myself to go beyond my solo music, collaborating with others has been key to keeping my own creativity bubbling as well as my sanity." In 2013 Boucher's debut album "Flutterby" turned 10 years old, i with a sense of celebration and a desire to acknowledge her fans that have support her through out those years she decided to re-record Flutterby from scratch, this time inviting many of the musicians and artists she had met along the way. And so her fourth album, Happy Birthday Flutterbywas born. in 2014 Ruby Rose used Boucher's "It Pulls Me Under" for her Break Free video that has garnered over 16 million views on YouTube alone. Though she plans plenty of time to work with others, it is her own music that exposes the depth of her talent. Her previous albums Scary Fragile and Butterfly Boucher picked up songs for television. Stretching the gamut from sincere to playful, her smart pop inhabits a world of pure creativity -- where fragility and force are complementary and indie rock accompanies heartfelt vulnerability.
The Kin was formed in NYC when the Koren Brothers found their hand drummer, SHAKERLEG, busking in the Times Square subway station. The band have toured the world many times over, as headline shows and as direct support for Coldplay, PINK, Bon Jovi and Rod Stewart. They also released an EP on Interscope that earned them a gold record down under.
After a year in the studio, The Kin return with their first full length album as a trio with drummer, SHAKERLEG. The new album, MODERN PRIMITIVE, will be released this Summer.
To put Katie Herzig in any sort of box is for it to be broken, as she continues to outdo herself with each new release. Her music is as intimate as it is epic - something that her listeners have come to expect. Herzig grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado but found her way to Nashville upon starting her solo career. Having released her last album Walk Though Walls in the Spring of 2014, Herzig will release her 6th album this year. She has performed at Bonnaroo, on VH1, toured both as a headliner and as support for artists such as Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, The Fray, and as a member of 10 Out of Tenn. She has had her music licensed for many film, TV, and commercial uses including over 10 songs on Grey’s Anatomy. Her song “Free My Mind” reached top 20 on AAA radio. Herzig collaborated with RAC on their song “We Belong,” earning a lot of love from LA’s KCRW and the like. Herzig also co-produced songs on Ingrid Michaelson's 2014 Lights Out album, including her single “Girls Chase Boys.” ASCAP awarded Katie the Sammy Cahn Award for her song “Closest I Get.”
Erin McCarley, pop artist/songwriter, released her debut album "Love, Save the Empty" in 2009, and her sophomore album "My Stadium Electric" in 2012 on Universal Republic Records. She has performed on David Letterman, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and toured extensively in the US. iTunes promoted her with "Single of the Week" twice, the Film/TV world has embraced her music in many shows such as Grey's Anatomy, He's Just Not That Into You, Vampire Diaries, Dancing w/the Stars, Victoria’s Secret, etc. Receiving praise from the likes of the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today, she is currently releasing singles and videos from her upcoming independent release for the summer of 2016. McCarley is also appearing on ABC's NASHVILLE as a recurring guest star, writing songs for the show, and contributing vocals and background vocals to the show's soundtracks.
K.S. Rhoads is an American singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and arranger from Nashville, TN. He has released two studio albums to date: Dead Language and The Wilderness. His songs have been featured in dozens of TV shows (Grey's Anatomy, Arrow, CSI Miami, Nashville...) commercials/advertising (Levi's, Victoria Secret, Apple, SC Johnson...) and film/media (Jobs, SEC Network, Me Him Her). A self taught composer and arranger, Rhoads has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, for which he composed and arranged all of the music, and he has been a string arranger on many albums for other recording artists including Ashley Monroe, Trent Dabbs, Kris Allen, and the ABC show Nashville and more. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Kris Allen (American Idol winner Season #8), Emily West (SONY), Jill Andrews (Vulture Vulture), and Erin McCarley (UNIVERSAL). He also serves as band leader for the heralded music collective knows as Ten Out Of Tenn, and has been a highly influential artist in the Independent music scene in Nashville.
Rhoads is currently finishing work producing albums for artists such as Byrd, Sam Palladio, and Aledo, and is beginning work on his third album, expected for release in 2017.