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have returned from my traveling around Europe and excited to be back in
the saddle sharing music with all of you.
of our guest singer/songwriters are award winning artists.
Heather's 2011 release Lifeboats for Atlantis brought her to
national attention, hitting #3 on the FOLK-DJ charts. In addition to
being a 2015 New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Styka
received first place in the Big Top Chautauqua Songwriting Competition
(2009) and second place in the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest (2012).
Carter was named a Top 12 Finalist in the 2012 Mountain Stage
NewSong Contest and performed at Lincoln Center in New York. This year,
she won first place in the general category of the Chris Austin
Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, N.C. – with her song
“Wild Bird”, which was additionally released by Pinecastle Records.
She also won fourth place in the
Colorado-based Telluride Troubadour Contest at the Telluride Bluegrass
Festival and was a Top 10 Finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival’s
Songwriters Showcase in Lyons, Colo. Also, Carter is a native
I might add, I won first place in the Ozark Mountain Songwriting Contest
and 3rd place in the International Billboard Songwriting Contest. I
feel honored to be playing with these two wonderful artists and looking
forward to seeing all of you.
"Contented" Heather Styka
Carter Sampson "Wild Bird"
Scott Aycock "Old Roses In A Vase"
finger picking, perfect melodies, and heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics… The
Bittersweet Tapes is a collection of 12 songs recorded on an old four
track recorder, a method that allows her to convey a more raw and
intimate feeling than previous releases… In this raw and intimate
portrait of life, disguised as a collection of songs, Heather Styka has truly
created a masterpiece… A writer with this kind of vision and ability
doesn’t come along very often and it’s an honor to have her among us for
this brief and fleeting moment in time.”
Carter Sampson's fourth full-length
album Wilder Side is a soulful and soft country
masterpiece. The Oklahoma City singer-songwriter has a penchant for
penning songs that don't need bluster or bombast to tell a powerful
story. Focusing on themes of heartbreak and the open road, Wilder
Side is the kind of pure country record that has far more in
common with classic releases from the likes of Patsy Cline and Emmylou
Harris than it does with anything one will find on country radio.
Fellow Oklahoma artists Ali Harter and John Moreland made
appearances on the record lending their distinctive voices, perfectly complementing
Sampson's beautifully sorrowful vocals. And that more than anything
is what drives this record, Sampson's breathtaking voice. This
record is haunting and mesmerizing and simply beautiful.
engaging voice, groove-laden melodies, and smart musicianship become the
vehicle for delivering these character-driven songs about regular people,
facing the everyday challenges of life with uncommon grace.