Sally Buice and Molly Rochelson of The Montvales cut their teeth busking on the streets of their hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee and playing short sets on various programs of their local Americana radio station, WDVX. Currently located in Cincinnati, Ohio, they spend their days crafting stripped down, banjo-and-harmony driven songs that strike just the right balance between catchy and lonesome. Their shows will take you to places both raucous and reverent, equal parts honky tonk mischief and earnest meditation on friendship, heartbreak, and place.
Born and raised in Austin, TX, Curtis McMurtry writes apocalyptic vignettes about selfishness and spite. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Tom Waits, Curtis’ music combines sinister lyrics with sophisticated orchestrations, often featuring cello, banjo and upright bass. His most recent release, Toothless Messiah, is a multifaceted indictment of authoritarianism that continues to garner critical acclaim. Curtis’ music has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, and his song “Wrong Inflection” was included in the soundtrack of Tig Notaro’s Amazon Prime series One Missi