Kaia Kater performs her song “Headtrip to India” live at the Beehive Productions studio in Saranac Lake, NY, during a session in September 2015.
To learn more about Kaia Kater, watch Beehive Productions' Ear To The Ground featurette.
Matt Lorenz - a Vermont born musician, visual artist and tinkerer, is a professional showoff. "I aim to write good songs and sing them honestly" says Lorenz. He does that and more. The Suitcase Junket's artistic vision is one of salvaged and repurposed objects, images and emotions. His innovative junk-percussion constructions, original album art featuring inanimate objects with wings, and the high craft of his songwriting all combine to create a unique and engaging entity with a force and style all its own.
When questioned about his musical heroes as younger artist, Mark Erelli would dutifully rattle off names like Jackson Browne and John Hiatt—the sort of emotionally literate lyricist and soulful vocalist to which he was oft-compared. But Erelli would always throw the interviewer a curveball by also listing musicians like David Lindley and Ry Cooder, two sidemen closely associated with Browne and Hiatt’s best albums.
The Suitcase Junket performs his song “Bone”, filmed and recorded live in Saranac Lake, NY - October 2015
To learn more about The Suitcase Junket, watch Beehive Productions' Ear To The Ground featurette.
California based singer/songwriter, guitar and banjoman Joe Stevens is a third-generation professional musician in a long line of restless westward moving souls. Joe is one third of Coyote Grace, the Alt-Americana trio founded in Seattle’s Pike’s Place Market. Coyote Grace began as a busking nomadic duo with Ingrid Elizabeth on upright bass, ukulele, and cajon.
Named to the Chicago Tribune’s 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has been rapidly ascending from underground cult hero to being widely recognized as an artist of generational significance.
An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota, in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke-in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights.
"Dying Now was written at the end of a season. It wraps up the story of Ledges and brings to a close a chapter in my life. The line 'I've done a lot of living, but I'm dying now' is about growth and self sacrifice, life and death as a balance and a cycle. It's about letting go and attempting to learn." - Noah Gundersen
Here Noah performs "Dying Now" for the 50 Feet of Song super 8 camera.