CAMPFIRE: This show features the hardworking singer-songwriters who go it alone – the troubadours and folkies, the storytellers and poets – those who captivate with a simple strum. From coffeehouse gigs to sold-out arena shows, solo singer-songwriters can quiet a room of people with the power of a song, and that phenomenon deserves a show of its own. A whole generation inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.
Meet your Host for Campfire
Frannie Houston, Memphis, TN
Memphis bred Singer-Songwriter Frannie Houston brings to the table a mixture of classic country, blues, roots, and rock n roll. Channeling Gram Parsons’ self proclaimed Cosmic American style, she’s “too hippie for country, too country for rock n roll”- a product which she most attributes to growing up in the mixed arts community of South Main.
From being surrounded by the rich culture of places such as Earnestine and Hazels to helping out in local family-run businesses in the area, she is a South Main native at heart. Currently, Frannie is pursuing a career in music herself, while also working for the famous Lansky’s in the Peabody Hotel. Through this, she is able to meet other aspiring musicians, as well as some of her idols, growing her passion for music even more.
Classically trained in piano and viola, she steered toward her family history of Americana and roots music as she grew older. A banjo, harmonica, and guitar are now her preferred instruments. Frannie is a seasoned concert goer and traveler, so keep your eyes peeled, but she is probably standing next to the guy in the Nudie’s suit.
Keywords: Singer-songwriter, solo, acoustic, folk Sounds like: Iron & Wine, Ryan Adams, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jason Isbell, Valerie June
MIKE MANGIONE & THE KIN – LAY DOWN TOM SPEIGHT – SOMETHING TO SAY NADIA REID – CALL THE DAYS HOLLY THROSBY FT. MARK KOZELEK – WHAT DO YOU SAY? COREY HARPER – CHARLOTTE’S WINE CITY CANYON – FIREWORKS (LIVE) TINPAN ORANGE – RICH MAN MAX JURY – GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL SEAN ROWE – TO LEAVE SOMETHING BEHIND LYDIA COLE – DREAM JESCA HOOP – MEMORIES ARE NOW
The Curve | Airs Today @ 10PM/CDT (Universal Time: UTC -5) | BEST OF TODAY’S AMERICANA & ROOTS
THE CURVE: All-new music videos every day from the artists you love. Plus, expect new videos from emerging artists who are breaking on to the scene. The Curve is intent on bringing contemporary Americana to the main stage. The Curve is the popular music video show produced and delivered by the tastemakers at DittyTV. Love today’s Americana? Stay ahead with The Curve. This show might cover the whole spectrum of Americana music within an hour, from traditional bluegrass to punk rock.
Born a performer and always drawn to the stage lights, this gal loves traveling, making music, and writing tunes that connect us all through moments that shine, dampen, lift, and break us by tapping into the vulnerability and fragility of the human spirit. With a background in theater, dance, voice, and guitar, Lorie Jo also loves hosting other musicians. She founded South Forty Music Festival in 2004. Although short lived through 2009, the festival brought Roots, Americana, Folk, and Blues together for a weekend of camping underneath the Kansas stars. Calling Nashville home for the last 11 years, she is back in full swing with a new album, Flying Machine, under way. Now, Lorie Jo joins the DittyTV team for a whole new adventure.
Keywords: New, today, emerging artists, contemporary, popular
THE BALLROOM THIEVES – PEREGRINE LINDSAY LOU AND THE FLATBELLYS – EVERYTHING CHANGED PARSONSFIELD – STRONGER SONS OF THE EAST – INTO THE SUN TOW’RS – HELM PASSENGER – WHEN WE WERE YOUNG THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH – RIVERS PENNY AND SPARROW – BED DOWN DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS – HERE WE GO THE LONE BELLOW – FAKE ROSES
Eleven: Attitude problem? Good. This show is the middle finger of Americana. Like at your favorite dive bar, the recipe is cheap beer and rock-n-roll. Eleven is for the backstreet hangout kind of people. This is fuzz-cranked reverb blasting head banging music, and no one can tell you to turn it down. Brace yourself, anything goes. Sam Phillips never imagined it would come to this! From its origins in rhythm and blues and gospel, with country western and ton of electric guitar, rock and roll still carries the torch as one of the most powerful forces in the world.
Meet your host for Eleven
Isaac Erickson, Memphis, TN.
Contact Isaac at firstname.lastname@example.org
Isaac Erickson is a musician, filmmaker, and writer. He was born and raised in Memphis, TN. His father was a signed touring musician, so Isaac spent the vast majority of his childhood going downtown to watch the band practice and play shows. After standing back stage at the Beale Street Music Festival and seeing the sea of people there to see his father’s band, he knew he had to be a musician. Since the age of fourteen, Isaac has been in a variety of different musical projects, spanning several different genres. When he’s not writing songs, he’s writing scripts. He is also a film student at The University of Memphis, with several student short films and production work on a few feature films under his belt.
Keywords: electric, counter-culture, distortion, loud | Sounds like: Alabama Shakes, Lucero, Bobby Bare Jr., Hollis Brown.
AARON LEE TASJAN – READY TO DIE LEVI PARHAM – NEVER COMING HOME TO ME HAMISH ANDERSON – HOLD ON ME VALERIE JUNE – SHAKEDOWN BLACKFOOT GYPSIES – DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS – USE YOUR LANGUAGE HA HA TONKA – DEAD TO THE WORLD QUITE LIFE – LOST IN THE LIGHT MOONDOGGIES – RED EYE LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW – THE WAY WE MOVE SON LITTLE – THE RIVER