Lauren Eylise’s genre-defying music can only be accurately categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound while each song is born from lessons of the soul. Her commanding vocals and acoustic stylings exude an indie-folk style with R&B overtones that easily appeal to the energy of Pop music. And when armed with her full band, The Part Time Lovers, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues. She is unapologetic, autonomously sensual and vulnerable transparent in her music and presence.
The Sylmar Band
Sylmar is an indie-rock, stoner-jazz,dream-rock, quintet based in Cincinnati. They play in rock bars, college hangouts, basements, theaters and festivals with a fat-grinned enthusiasm. In June, 2017 they released their self-titled, debut LP. They were also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Indie Band at the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEA).
The Noah Wotherspoon Band hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Wotherspoon has been immersed in the blues and mesmerizing audiences with his soulful guitar playing since he was a teenager. In 2015, Wotherspoon received the Best Guitarist Award at the International Blues Challenge and the band placed 2nd in the Finals. Since the competition, they have been playing festivals and venues around the world, from the Mt. Baker Blues Festival in Washington to the Olsztyn Blues Nights Festival in Poland. The band's debut studio album entitled "Mystic Mud" was also presented a "Jimi Award" for Best Blues/Rock Album of the Year in 2015 by Blues411. The NWB has a new album in the works and will be touring Eastern Europe in the fall of 2019.
The Midwestern Band
Based out of Cincinnati, The Midwestern was founded in early 2018 by four friends Austin Reid, Mark Szwejkowski, Brendan O’Brien, and Anthony Igel. The foursome, originally members of Cincinnati folk rock band “Jim Trace and the Makers”, formed the group as a way to satisfy a desire to evolve their sound. The group was looking to incorporate a more electric, indie vibe and infuse it with some of the folk roots they established with JTM.