The Sound of Homecoming… 7 Feel good musicians to rock-out to this fall!
What do you get when you blend the heartfelt lyricism of Shawn Mendes & the swagger of Drake? People around the world that have seen Almost Owen (AO) perform know the answer. Isaac Haselkorn, better known by his stage name Almost Owen (or AO) began performing in bars and jazz clubs from the early age of 11. He grabbed the attention of grammy winning percussionist Jamey Haddad, who would include him in studio sessions and performances with other legends: Paul Simon, Kenny Werner, and Paul Winter to name a few. Their advice…travel internationally, study broad music styles, and perform for audiences everywhere. A stretch to understand without experiencing them live, B2wins have been exciting audiences worldwide with their distinctive appearance and unique approach to creating their own signature sound. Featuring a lead electric violin and ukulele, this dynamic powerhouse sets out to shatter every stereotype of a typical “band.” They continue to turn heads whenever they perform. B2wins are redefining live music Backtrack is an award-winning a cappella group based in New York City. These five musicians take the stage around the nation at performing arts centers, corporate events, music festivals, schools and more. They infuse heart and humor into every performance and cover genres from pop to Motown to classical, as well as perform original compositions. Their exciting arrangements transform familiar tunes and showcase the top-notch vocal (and beatboxing) abilities of all of its members. Backtrack was originally formed to produce YouTube videos, and since its founding, the group has gained over 10 million views and more than 112,000 subscribers. In 2016, Business Insider included Backtrack on their list of “34 up-and-coming YouTube stars you should be watching right now!” Born and raised in the south, Drew Dixon’s musical upbringing centered mainly around rock, soul, gospel, and R&B. A mix of delta blues and southern gothic, Dixon’s music is the soundtrack of a dark road before sunrise, a back alley as night falls, that empty house on the hill. His voice provides texture and warmth. His lyrics give characters their life. Ivy Roots is an up and coming singer/songwriter from the Midwest. From singing, writing, playing piano and to guitar, to producing beats, she continues to grow into her artistry. Her style ranges from feel good 90’s R&B/Hip Hop, to acoustic music, Neo Soul and Pop. Ivy has graced a wide variety of stages, from local community events to regional festivals and New York’s Lincoln Center. Having performed solo acoustic, with her band and collaboratively with other artists, she easily demonstrates her wide range of talent and abilities. If a barbershop quartet comes to mind when you think of acapella music, THINK AGAIN! Kazual (pronounced ‘casual’) is one of the hottest and freshest Acapella Troupes to hit the market! Using only their vocal instruments, Kazual’s sound is SMOOTH, RICH and REFINED. Blending beats with ballads, these guys bring an audience to their feet. With crowd-pleasing covers and original arrangements, Kazual is SERIOUS entertainment for everyone! While garnering over 150 Million views on his viral comedy videos, Dan has been busy at work creating music with major acts across multiple genres. His songs have been recorded by several hit artists, amassing over 100 million streams on various streaming platforms, as well as appearing in major TV shows and commercials both in the U.S. and internationally. He now splits his time between writing and producing music in LA and performing his comedy across America.