“No, I really don’t like roses. More of a wildflower gal myself,” Natascha Myers responds, whenever people ask, true to one of her trademark songs, if she really ‘Never Liked Roses’.
Sure, this line paints her as more of a wildflower gal. But it’s also lines like these that characterize Natascha’s writing style of finding new ways to say old things in a way that makes people stop and wonder, “Why hasn’t it been said just like that before?”
With a vocal quality akin to Allison Krauss, a Lori McKenna-like sense for lyrics, and a raw organic sound influenced by Miranda Lambert and Ryan Beaver, Natascha brings a fusion of styles to the Nashville scene.
A style she calls; ‘Where country music meets folk Americana, with a dash of old soul and Iowa upbringing.”
Natascha grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, where the sweet corn tastes like candy and the growing up is just as sweet. Her first performance? “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” From then on, music became more and more prevalent in her life. She went on to study music at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. While a senior there, Natascha released her debut project, Do Not Go Gentle.
Three months after graduating, Natascha packed up her trusty Takamine guitar, along with everything she owned and hit Interstate 380 south bound for Nashville. Only five days after her move, she played her first writers’ round, and from that moment, hit the ground running.
“I guess you could say I’m a little short on sleep,” Natascha laughs. “But while some are running on fumes, I’m running on pure bliss that I get to wake up every single day and do what a little three year old singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads” could only dream about.”
Nashville songwriter, performing artist & producer/engineer, Jared Anderson believes that a great song has to start with an excellent lyric. Intricate lines that tell a simple story are what he loves best. The Durham, North Carolina native and Berklee College of Music alum draws influences from Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and John Mayer to name a few. His songs bridge a unique gap between folk, country, and indie-pop with a touch of all his musical heroes. There’s a sense of honesty in his voice when you hear him sing, the kind that is few and far between these days. Now residing in Nashville, he's making his mark in music city, sharing his thought provoking lyrics and heartfelt melodies. He has played shows at The Bluebird Café, and Listening Room to name a few, as well as worked with artists such as Jason Isbell, Judah and The Lion, and Tommy Emmanuel in the studio.
In early 2018 he recorded his debut album, which was produced by the talented Eddie Spear (Brandi Carlile, Anderson East, Chris Stapleton), and is set to be released later this year. Jared says “Its not always easy, and some days I don’t feel like doing it, but when it comes down to it there’s not one other thing that makes me feel the way I do when I write that magic line. The line, that when paired with a melody and chords can make you feel more than just words ever could. I’m just grateful for every day that I get to do this”. Jared is currently preparing for his next major U.S album release and touring the midwest & east coast.
Inspired by the raw, visceral power in traditional Delta blues and Appalachian folk music, Ryan Herrick allows his music to merge from within. His soulful songs express his passionate belief in human unity and the interconnectedness of all things with a percussive blend of rock, folk-blues, Celtic, and Indian raga.
Dave Campbell is expert guitarist mostly known for experimental psychedelic guitar. He is currently exploring the acoustic realm of stripped down songwriting. His approach and technique are not only creative, but also inventive. He is a true player, with a on raw songwriting, inventive guitar experimentation, and merging traditional Americana styles with modern explorations. When he is not playing solo, you can also catch Dave performing with Chicago Future Jam Funk Fusion Group, Digeometric.