We're spotlighting fresh independent talent each week. Here are your 5 featured recommendations for the week of September 17 - September 23.
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Hip Hop | Detroit, MI
Buffalo, NY native 13 is no stranger to hardship. The rapper, a former U.S. Army soldier, uses his difficult and challenging life experiences growing up on the streets as inspiration for his music. 13's passion is revealed in his lyrics, with a style similar to that of his idol, Eminem.
Drawing from his country roots, Erik Smallwood incorporates a little bit of everything into his soulful rock music. Erik was awarded the 2012 Carolina Music Award for "Best Country Male," among other awards. He has worked with influential musicians from bands like The Grateful Dead and Drive-By Truckers.
Chris "The Lord" Harms is one of Germany's most prolific musical talents in the gothic rock genre. In 2007, Chris recruited a lineup of musical talent to create the first Lord of the Lost album, Fears. The result is a dazzling mix of gothic and glam rock with electronic and progressive elements.
Singer and songwriter Olivia Frances shines in her first studio album, Back to Happiness. The title song showcases the bubbly, light energy that has become Olivia's signature style. Check out this track from a rising Nashville star.
Kelsey Lewis has been singing and performing since she was 6 years old. The songstress thrives in mixing the new and old, with a style listeners describe as "vintage futuristic." She is currently preparing to tour, writing, and finding inspiration for future albums to come.
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