RIVER JAMES (ex Mae / Army Of Me)
Inspired by Earl Swift’s collection of essays “Journey On The James” about a man’s journey along the entire James River, from its trickling mountain origins in Virginia’s Northwest corner to the mile wide mouth at Hampton Roads, four friends - Vintz, Scoops, Tyler, & Jacob sought to recreate the journey for themselves. Early in the summer of 2010, they packed up 2 canoes with camping supplies, food, & musical instruments and set out on a month long excursion along the 410 miles of the James. Along the way, they encountered landscapes & characters unique to the Lover’s state, stopping often to take in the surroundings, strum guitars, and beat drums to the pulse of the waters.
"...Something of a folk/indie/roots jigsaw puzzle, Emblems’ intricate song structures impress, but the band remains down to earth. Their EP offers a balancing act of catchy songs without simplicity. It’s too easy to say, “just hear it for yourself,” but you need to. Really, you do." -Adriana Davis 2009
SOFA CITY SWEETHEART
Sofa City Sweetheart is the music project of multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter J. Lopez. Sounds as if The Kinks and Elliott Smith had a baby.
DYLAN MARTIN (of Warehouse City)