Learn about the artists that appear on our compilation albums and help champion the efforts of Earth Angel.
Andy Suzuki & The Method
The dynamic, born-to-be front man for Andy Suzuki & The Method is a study in contrasts. Andy Suzuki is a rocker with a soft center. Tattoo-covered with an Ivy degree. Half-Japanese, half-Jewish. He is an incredibly approachable, unapproachable modern rockstar who steps on stage like a prizefighter and steps off stage ready to hug strangers at the merch table.
Leading the Method, Suzuki’s backing band, are Kozza Babumba (songwriter/percussionist) and Juny Mag (producer/keyboardist). No Andy Suzuki & The Method performance is without theatrics: jumping into the audience, mic-stand acrobatics, wailing electric guitars, explosive stomp, substantial funk, and a dash of gospel to round out the band’s soulful approach to rock and roll.
Andy Suzuki & The Method has toured with Ringo Starr, Allen Stone, Samm Henshaw, Delta Rae, and Marc Broussard and has performed at SXSW, Voodoo Fest, CMJ, and The Rock Boat, among other major festivals. The band’s electrifying live show has also led to a featured performance in a NYLottery TV commercial, a Ted Talk at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA, an in-store performance at the flagship Apple Store in Brooklyn, and a unique brand partnership with iconic NYC eyewear brand, Moscot.
Anna Rose is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has been making her mark on the music industry for more than a decade. Raw and unfiltered, Anna puts her passion for music into everything she creates and does so in a myriad of roles – from artist and performer to songwriter, label head and producer.
With a sound described as “bluesy rock-n-roll” by Paper Magazine, Anna Rose is walking, singing proof that big things most definitely come in small packages. Her 2019 release, a full-length album titled The Light Between, produced by Grammy-nominated Paul Moak, brought some incredible highs. The first single, Nobody Knows I’m Here, was on the NBC smash hit, This Is Us. Anna also saw a return to larger festival stages such as Pilgrimage Festival and CMA Fest, as well as tours both headlining and supporting artists such as Paul Cauthen and the late, great Justin Townes Earle. The album also garnered support from publications such as Billboard, Paste, Relix and American Songwriter, who declared that Anna “has built a reputation and following with her soulful vocals and raw sound.”
In addition to her work as a solo artist and songwriter (both for herself and other artists or film/tv), she is proud to be a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of more than 60 women and non-binary members who come together to sing songs in the spirit of inclusive joy and resistance. Anna also collaborates on several side projects, including her band Early Zeros with guitarist/producer Greg Mayo, and with her father, composer Alan Menken.
Anna is distinctly passionate about giving back, both through music and service work. She often works with Green Chimneys, Daniel’s Music Foundation and MILE (Music Is Love Exchange), and is a devoted volunteer at various animal rescues and homeless shelters around the country.
Tik Tok: @annarosemusicofficial
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/anna-rose/742378889
Steve Everett is a Pop’N’Roll™ singer & songwriter from Nashville, TN.
Born in Albany, GA & raised in Greensboro, NC, Steve blends positive vibes with catchy, melodic hooks and hip, clever lyrics to form his fun musical style. Steve studied music performance at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and plays stages ranging from The House of Blues, The Rock Boat music festival, all the way to acoustic home shows. He has been fortunate enough to tour the country (solo & full band) with national acts like Hunter Hayes, Cassadee Pope, Sister Hazel, & Michael Tolcher. Steve’s music is featured in NASCAR Heat 2, 4, & 5. His three full-length albums have been nominated for “Album Of The Year” at The 12th, 15th & 17th annual Independent Music Awards. His songs “The Only Way” (written by Steve) & “LMNOP” (co-written with Adam Doleac) were nominated for “Song of The Year“ at the International Songwriting Competition. Everett’s single PICK YOUR HEAD UP was recently featured in Rolling Stone’s monthly top ten list. Steve also loves film, golf, sports, & cigars.
Tony Lucca is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter whose catalog of music runs the gamut from soul-infused pop to tear-jerker folk balladry. His music has been featured on shows like “Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Felicity,” and “Brothers and Sisters.” He won the 2001 Best Singer/Songwriter LA Music Award and was a frequent member of the house band on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” where he performed alongside then fellow up-and-comers like Kamasi Washington, Zane Carney, Brian Wright, and stalwarts like Marc Ford and Cordovas front man, Joe Firstman. In 2012, Lucca took third place on NBC’s “The Voice,” earning himself a record deal with coach Adam Levine’s 222 Records. He has toured alongside such artists as Sara Bareilles, Jonny Lang, Marc Anthony, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Rachael Yamagata, Emerson Hart, and Gabe Dixon. During the pandemic of 2020, Lucca curated the Mo’Verb Lounge Sessions: a bi-monthly Live stream series with themes and content contributed by his wildly devoted fans. He currently resides in Nashville with his wife, Rachel, their kids Liam and Sparrow, along with their dog Apple.
Ben Jackson - producer of Wings Vol I and Wings Vol II
Ben Jackson works as a producer, musician, mixer and collaborator with a wide variety of artists & songwriters in the pop, country, and indie genres.
Ben maintains a busy schedule year-round, producing and playing on albums for a wide variety of artists and styles of music. Working primarily from his own East End Studio, as well as in the famous recording studios of Music Row as well as his own East End Studio. He is a versatile musician, producer, and engineer.
As a producer, Ben has number 1 albums in both the Rock and Country genres, from Sister Hazel’s “Fire” and “Wind” albums. Ben can be found working alongside singer/songwriters, pop artists and country/rock artists. He hand-cultivates their creations with industry expertise, helping them realize the full potential of their individual visions. He also produces a diverse collection of music for television and film sync placement.
Ben has recorded and toured with many of Nashville’s top recording artists including: Sister Hazel, Joe Nichols, Frankie Ballard, Greg Bates, Aaron Tippin, Ty Herndon, Jana Kramer, Jimmy Wayne, Jon Pardi, and Steve Azar.
Brian Fechino producer of Wings Vol I and Wings Vol II
Brian Fechino is a guitarist, producer and mixer. As a producer he works with both solo artist building complete tracks and full bands to shape, direct and capture their sound often lending guitar, bass and keys. Brian is studio manager/ in house Producer and session musician at The Holler in Nashville owned by Chuck Cannon and spends much of his time working out of there, though he often finds himself doing interesting and odd location recording such as rented homes, outdoor locations and even setting up recording studios on cruise ships. . He has had many of the songs he produced on tv including recent shows like CBS’s All Rise and ABC’s Stumptown. Brian is the producer of the annual “The Sixthman sessions“ as well as “The Write by the Sea” albums and works closely with The Rock Boat Music cruise and Rock by the Sea charity festival.
As a guitarist (former lead guitarist with The Pat McGee Band) he puts a higher priority on taste and tone rather than technical gymnastics. Often you will hear his oddball sense of humor come through his playing for some totally unexpected twists!
Brian’s strength lies in his understanding of guitar history, technique, and equipment as well as his many years of stage and studio experience. From moment-to-moment in his playing he is able to draw from this knowledge enabling him to produce every imaginable (and many previously unimaginable) sounds from his guitar. His style can adapt to many different genres while still retaining his sense of taste and commitment to playing the right part.
He has been producing his own style of ambient guitar music for Heart Dance records and is a part of the Majestica trio with Cass Anawaty and Sherry Finzer.
Virginia-based singer-songwriter, Brad Rhodes, has been touring and releasing music since the age of 20 years old. Rhodes spent over a decade as the frontman of Alt-Country Rock band Melodime (2006-2020), releasing 7 full-length albums and building a grassroots following by playing well over 1,000 shows across North America during their career.
At the head of the 2020 quarantine, Rhodes teamed up with Brent Shuttleworth to embark on a new musical journey as the singer-songwriter duo, Elevado. Through a process of woodshedding, they found their purpose and sound by embracing the deeper truths surrounding the unparalleled state of the world. Elevado draws inspiration from their favorite artists, writers and teachers expanding beyond the music industry: Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, Damien Rice, Jon Bellion, and many more. Their sound is grounded in dynamic and vulnerable lyrics brought to life with raw production and a colorful exploration of melody.
JD Eicher is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and novelist from the Youngstown, Ohio area. Eicher has always been interested in music and began playing guitar at age 12. Both billed as JD Eicher & the Goodnights and independently as JD Eicher, Eicher has released nine albums—one of which also featured a Deluxe Edition—as well as a live EP and vinyl collection of his most popular songs. Eicher also created an EP of his music to accompany the release of Nicholas Sparks‘ 20th novel called Two by Two. The musician and the author toured the country to promote this project.
Touring mostly in the United States, Eicher has a strong following in many regions of the nation. Eicher also occasionally tours in Europe and has fans in many cities abroad. Additionally, a number of Eicher’s songs receive radio airplay and have been used in businesses, television ad campaigns, and television shows.
As a solo artist and with the Goodnights, Eicher has opened for or shared billing with Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Hot Chelle Rae, Pete Yorn, Anberlin, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Maroon 5, Sister Hazel, Kelly Clarkson, Matt Nathanson, Train, Cartel, and Matt White, and others. Check out his website http://jdeicher.com/ to learn more about what he’s up to now.
SAN FRANCISCO INDIE-ROCKER nerd Megan Slankard and her band The Wreckage have independently sold over 45,000 copies of five self-released albums and have just released their latest album “California & Other Stories” this October 2022. The record, which was Co-Produced with Nashville producer Alex Wong, (Delta Rae, Vienna Teng, Elizabeth & The Catapult,) showcases new sides of Megan’s music, balancing delightfully belligerent rock and roll with cinematic soundscapes of orchestral instruments and robot harmonies.
Before the pandemic brought everything to a halt, Megan performed 100-150 shows a year across the country including, more recently, a 50-show Guitar Center tour with BOSE, a bio-coastal songwriter tour with Alex Wong, and a 30-date, cross-country tour with Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Her songwriting has received national and international recognition: she was a finalist in 2021 (and 2018) and 2nd place winner in 2020 in the Unsigned Only Competition, a finalist in 2020, 2019, and 2017 in the International Songwriting Competition, a finalist in 2019 in the International Acoustic Music Awards, and a finalist in 2019 in the USA Songwriting Competition. Megan won first place in 2017 in the Unsigned Only Music Competition (AAA Category) for a punk song she wrote, recorded, and performed herself in her kitchen, smack dab in the middle of San Francisco. (Sorry neighbors.)
Megan’s adventures have also included singing duets with Pat Monahan and Train, speaking at a TedX event, performing with Darius Rucker, Lukas Nelson, Macklemore, Ben Rector, Charles Kelley (of Lady A) at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, co-writing, performing, and producing a song for San Francisco’s KFOG’s Breast Cancer Research charity drive (featuring guest singers Hozier, Florence Welch, Steve Earle, Grace Potter and more,) playing electric guitar on Jimmy Kimmel Live, singing the National Anthem dressed as Princess Leia at Oracle Park for the San Francisco Giants (and six other times, dressed as herself), singing for Glen Keane’s animated short “Duet” for Google’s Spotlight Stories, touring with Dire Straits co-founder David Knopfler throughout Europe, and even participating on two episodes of TLC’s reality makeover series, What NOT to Wear (she really had no idea.)
Dan Monea – vocalist, guitarist, shark fisherman, foodie
Nate Monea – vocalist, drummer, MacGyverer, skeptic
Hey Monea have always been driven by a healthy sense of wanderlust – a deep desire to see the world, try new things, and to challenge the limits of what is possible. This band of tender-hearted rascals, brothers, has been bonded by three albums, years of touring and recording, and a deep love of music and desire to bring people together. They’ve played festivals all over the world including Hard Rock Calling in London (Bruce Springsteen / Lady Antebellum), The Rock Boat (Sister Hazel / Barenaked Ladies), 311 Cruise, and even performed in the Pacific Islands. In addition to traditional touring, the band travels annually to Guatemala with an organization called The Music Is Love Exchange for a week of service work and performances at schools and hospitals.
Hey Monea’s pop-leaning rock music centers around emotionality and their soaring harmonies aim directly at the heart of the human spirit. Dan and Nate were raised Jehovah’s Witnesses and it was their family’s decision to leave that community that set the boys on a path toward pursuing deeper connection points. Every tour stop is an opportunity to meet people, be of service, an effort to build bonds with their audience. The band refers to their extended community as their “ghetto family”, and the family reunion takes place at every show. “We love what we do, and we love being on the road. Connecting with people from every corner of the world through music brings real joy to us. Everybody has a story, and we want to hear that. And we want to share ours,” says Dan Monea.
Kendra Chantelle is a singer/songwriter, professional background vocalist (live & in studio) and vocal coach. She was a semifinalist on season 10 of American Idol and has worked with a wide range of artists including Tom Keifer, Lzzy Hale, Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Zac Brown Band, STS9, Cheap Trick, Will Hoge, Red Wanting Blue, Melanie Faye, A Thousand Horses, Charlotte Leigh, Kristian Bush, Rita Wilson, Trigger Hippy, Lamont Dozier, Arlie, The Oak Ridge Boys, Darius Rucker, Devin Dawson, Dierks Bentley, and many more. Kendra uses her own artistry mixed with her vast knowledge of vocology and yoga to teach empowered, healthy vocal techniques to singers of all backgrounds and stages.
Allen Mack Myers Moore
“Hey man, wanna go on an acoustic tour?”
If that sounds like a strange way to start a band, well, that’s because it is. But that’s exactly how Allen Mack Myers & Moore started. What began as a fun, side-project acoustic duo of Zach Myers (from Shinedown) and Chris Allen, eventually grew to add Zack Mack and J.R. Moore (from Ingram Hill). With their respective bands, they are responsible for 25 Billboard Rock #1’s, a Billboard Top 40 #1, and 7 Billboard Hot AC hits. Ranging from folk/country to southern rock ‘n’ roll, AMMM is a terrific Americana band, and has become notorious for great songwriting and passionate performances.
“There is no script, nor setlist. The shows are spontaneous, fun, and full of music and many laughs and stories,” replies Zach Myers, when asked to describe an AMMM concert. Part storyteller, part comedy, part Americana gold is a pretty strong recipe for a successful show, and Allen Mack Myers & Moore deliver.
AMMM’s third studio album, Let It Roll, was released to great reviews in April of 2019. While technically side projects for the members of the band, the commitment to fun shows and great music is sure to make Allen Mack Myers & Moore a mainstay for many years to come.
As a kid, sitting in the doorway of his room, Kristopher spent hours making mixtape after mixtape of songs he heard on the radio that began to mold his young musical mind. From Boys II Men’s “cooleyhighharmony” to Garth Brooks’ hits, Kristopher swam in the lyrics and melodies. His knack for music, matched with years of filling composition books with personal poetry, improvised lyrics, and dream-like short stories, pushed Kristopher towards his calling —as a songwriter.
It wasn’t until he sat behind a drum set, fueled by teenage angst, that Kristopher began his musician’s journey. From there, he taught himself guitar, piano, and bravely – how to sing. What is seen now, on intimate stages, like the iconic Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia, to theater stages, such as the Capitol Theater in Clearwater, Florida, is the concentrated influences and earnest emotional exposition that solidify Kristopher – as an Americana-Soul force to be encountered and experienced.
Shortly after becoming a father, Kristopher wrestled with the dualities of parenthood, and under the catharsis of writing, he penned) his first song —a 3 verse, 2 chorus, 1 bridge tune, that would breakdown the floodgates of his pent-up musical creativity. “My Heart Wasn’t Ready”, which became a breakout song, was the first of four to be written, recorded, and produced in the following weeks — his first EP “Movement,” which also features the highly-praised “Runaways”. Expounding as a songwriter, Kristopher garnered local acclaim, “His vocals are perfectly reined in to suit his range and his easy gift for melody is unrivaled in the Bay area singer-songwriter space,” (Creative Loathing Tampa 2017). It was at this support from the Florida musical community that pushed Kristopher to dive back into the studio for his second EP “Find Me”—featuring the titular track, as well as songs like the moody “Fire & the Fuse,” the anguished “Heart Shaped Grave,” and the critically praised “Humming Hallelujah.” Kristopher sustains his soulful exchange with an ardent substance that is uniquely his own.
Though he’s lived in the Sunshine State, for most of his life, Kristopher’s talent for melody and song (now) extend far past the state’s line. Like his influencers Otis Redding, Amos Lee, and Roberta Flack, Kristopher’s voice is clear, controlled, and full of all-the-feels. As with all artists, Kristopher’s sound has ebbed and flowed, evolving yet remaining instantly recognizable. With the growth he’s experienced as an artist, Kristopher felt it was time to capture his songs, in their fully-imagined sound, with his 2019 full-length release, “Kindness Never Quits”. Featuring songs like “Too Soon, Too Late”, “Didn’t Mean To Fall in Love” and the sonic soulful wall of “We Ain’t Never”, hailed as “undoubtedly the best record of the year”, by Creative Loafing Tampa.
Through 2020 & 2021, with humble allure, capacity and persistence, the Tampa Bay native put the communal angst and uncertainty, into supporting furloughed musicians and recording – releasing 2 lauded singles “Never Had To Find Our Way” (Ft. Max Brown of The War & Treaty & Kyshona Armstrong) & “Feelings” (Ft. Mike Hicks of Rascal Flatts), independently.
James takes perhaps his most profound steps, recognizing the fragility of life, in making this year one of intention and attention – Solidifying his path in a courteous stride of soulful southern R&B impressions, on stage: with rousing guitars, swoonful keys and in-pocket rhythms – as well as off stage: with sincere stories, and recognition of how important community is to our continued growth.
The Alternate Routes - Tim Warren & Eric Donnelly
The Alternate Routes are an American rock band based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The group was formed by Tim Warren and Eric Donnelly in 2002 while studying at Fairfield University.
The Alternate Routes first burst onto the scene in 2005 with their breakthrough album Good and Reckless and True. They released several albums on Vanguard Records and on their own, toured extensively, and relentlessly refined their craft. They have collaborated with such seemingly disparate artists as singer-songwriter Patti Griffin, director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right), and guitarist Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket. They’ve performed on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and have been repeat guests on NPR’s “Mountain Stage.”
“Sitting down with someone you love and trying to convince them, and yourself, to keep pushing forward, to face your fears and stay strong, is a sentiment that I hope many people can relate to,” says guitarist, Eric Donnelly.
Matt Brown is an old soul. It doesn’t take long when listening to his music to realize that. Taking influence from the likes of Ray Charles, The Beatles, Kris Kristofferson, and more, Matt’s music is timeless, full of heart, and somehow feels familiar even when heard for the first time.
Matt grew up in a small town in the pacific northwest of Washington state listening to old school country that his dad would play on an old guitar.. As a young adult Matt moved to Nashville and spent nearly a decade there honing his craft and opening for the likes of Chris Issak, Huey Lewis, Train, Michael Franti, and many others. He’s collaborated with many talented artists including two-time grammy winner Scott Underwood for Matt’s 2018 album “Get it Right,” which Underwood played the drums on. In 2019 Matt was part of the Runaway to Paradise cruise- a popular music event that featured Jon Bon Jovi, Tonic, and Collective Soul.
Matt moved back to Washington in 2020, much to the delight of many longtime fans, and can be heard playing around the area in various venues.
Joe Bachman is a Florida-based Country Music Singer/Songwriter having played over 5000 shows in his 20+ year career. Born in Southern NJ, Joe spent his younger years playing the east coast clubs and casinos. In 2005, he moved to Key West, FL which allowed Joe to meet several mentors that helped mold his songwriting and live performances (Lee Brice, Kenny “Big Kenny” Alphin, Cliff Cody, Kenny Chesney, Arlis Albritton, Craig Wayne Boyd, Florida Georgia Line, and more). Two years later, Joe made Nashville his part-time home, and after a few more years of songwriting and performances, he signed his record deal with RockRidge Music. 2013 saw Joe on a 110-station, 49-state radio tour. In addition to his radio stops, he was also performing shows as the supporting act for artists like Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Eli Young Band, Drake White, David Nail, Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, and more. Joe’s debut single with RockRidge, called “Lookatchu” reached Top 40 on the country music charts.
Additionally, Joe’s passion has always been writing songs for our US Military and performing them live for our troops all over the globe. At the request of a dear friend in the US Navy (LCDR Jason Duff), Bachman co-wrote his song “A Soldier’s Memoir (PTSD Song)” to help bring awareness to one of our country’s most difficult results of combat experience. Today, his music video for “ASM” has 4+ Million views and continues to help our Veterans explain the difficulties they experience returning home from war. Joe currently resides in Orlando, FL with his wife Laura, their 6-year old daughter Hailey Rose, and newborn son Tucker Kenny. He continues to write and perform music all over the US and is known for his high-energy, interactive live show. Bachman’s newest release, “Sex, Drugs, and Country Music” is his 3rd full-length LP, and he calls it his most personal album, by far. Every track was co-written by Bachman and tells a personal story directly from his life experiences. www.JoeBachman.com
Manas has been banging on the drums since he was 8 years old. It was always his dream to play the drums on stage, and that is what he’s done since he was 16 years old. It’s been an honor to play music for people all over the world and live out his passion!
When COVID hit, Manas had to reorganize life. Tour life had taken a short break. Although he did miss those shows, he was also grateful for the time he had to get creative. Hestarted playing for Michael Franti and Spearhead 22 years ago, and before that he played with Inka Inka, the Mandators, and many others. For some of those years, he was running hard around the world playing some 200 shows a year!
A summer at home and some vacation time was a blessing. He’s had some incredible exposure to some of the greats, spending time in the studio with Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship, Babatunde Olatunjii, bluegrass greatest and Grammy-award winner Peter Rowan.
Manas took up some ideas he’s had over the years and started giving hand drum and trap drum lessons. The empty agenda also gave him the opportunity to create his new album One Accord.
Now he’s happy to be back out on the road with Michael Franti & Spearhead and on his own with his acoustic Backyard sessions.