Active since 2013, Paisley Fields is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader splitting time between Brooklyn, New York and Nashville, Tennessee. Fields’ writes country music. His songs are tender and authentic, but also pretty good with a joke. They’re mindful of tradition, but deeply informed by his singular background — as a teenage Midwestern church pianist, a Manhattan piano bar survivor, and a touring member of pioneering queer country outfit, Lavender Country. The stories are his, but the feeling they convey — love, loneliness, lust, and so on — are, hopefully, still universal.
Boy Howdy grew up in the small town of Freedom, WI, spending most of his time under a pile of dollar-bin country records. You may recognize Boy Howdy as the cowboy behind the pedal steel in Appleton’s premiere power-twang group, Dusk. Inspired by the classic country idiom, Boy Howdy writes songs about tradition, hard work, love or lack thereof. Now you can catch him up front and personal fresh off of his self-produced 2021 debut solo album, “Essential Country”.
Writer/producer Max Segovia’s transformative early 30s have seen him return to his roots: simple songs, pensive melodies, and a matter-of-fact assurance that there is more to life than meets the eye. His solo set weaves together songs and fragments collected over the last decade of his life.