Creative American Music

  1. Tony Arata

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    Singer/songwriter Tony Arata has worked with the top stars in country music today, including Garth Brooks, Suzy Bogguss, Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris and more.  Arata’s “The Dance” won Song of the Year at The Academy of Country Music, receiving a Country Music Association and a Grammy nomination, plus a most performed song in Radio and Records magazine.

    Born in Savannah, Georgia, Arata began performing his songs…

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  2. Dave Berg

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    Singer-songwriter Dave Berg has composed some of the biggest country hits of the past five years, including the No. 1 hits “Somebody” by Reba McEntire, “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” and “These Are My People” by Rodney Atkins, and “Moments” by Emerson Drive. In 2007, his co-written song “Stupid Boy,” recorded by Keith Urban, earned a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance.  Berg…

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  3. Black Violin

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    Classically trained, genre busting act Black Violin, featuring “Wil B” (Wilner Baptiste) and “Kev Marcus” (Kevin Sylvester), meld highbrow and pop culture, Brandenburg and breakdown.  After playing South Florida hip-hop studios, the duo returned to their roots, fusing the two traditions in their groundbreaking collaboration. 

    Named after an album by African-American jazz violinist Stuff Smith, Black Violin plays…

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  4. Craig Carothers

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    Singer/songwriter Craig Carothers has released 15 albums as a recording artist, and numerous other artists have recorded his songs, including Trisha Yearwood, Kathy Mattea, and Peter, Paul, and Mary. Performing Songwriter Magazine has hailed his music as, “the right mix of weary-eyed cynicism and helpless hearted romanticism.”

    Originally from Portland, OR, and now making his home in Nashville, TN, Carothers is on the road…

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  5. Ben Folds

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    Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds first found success as the leader of Ben Folds Five. His successful solo career includes multiple studio albums, music for film and TV, and numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.  In 2012, Folds reunited with the Ben Folds Five, released a new album and toured the world. In early 2013, they released their first live album.
    Folds’…

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  6. Annie Mosher

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    Singer/songwriter Annie Mosher is an artist like no other. Wild and witty, provocative and poignant, she has been recognized as winner of the Kerrville New Folk award.  She was selected as the 2013 guest singer/songwriter for the ACLU Lifetime Achievement Awards and Bill of Rights Ceremony.  Her song “Goldfish” was recently produced and recorded by British pop icon and Beatles producer Alan Parsons.

    Mosher grew…

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  7. Rey Sanchez

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    Rey Sanchez is associate dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he is an associate professor of music and also serves as the program director for the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. He is the immediate past chair of the Department of Music Media & Industry at Frost.  Rey Sanchez holds degrees in Composition and Studio Writing/Production from the University…

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Creative American Music