David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter.
His songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, Peter, Paul, & Mary’s “Discovered” and the Kingston Trio’s “Born at the Right Time”. NASA’s Goddard Space Center sent “Rocket Science” up on the Space Shuttle Atlantis’s May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope.
Winner of 5 Positive Music Awards and the 2015 Grace Note (Unity Worldwide) for Outstanding Contribution to New Thought Music, David has also been featured on many of Christine Lavin’s seminal Rounder Records compilations. The former artist-in-residence at New York’s Omega Institute has also been a songwriting judge at Kerrville, Napa Valley (CA), Tumbleweed (WA), Eventide Arts (MA), the Avalon Festival (WV), the South Florida Folk Festival, and for the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA).
Born in New Orleans, raised in rural Louisiana and now based in Portland, Maine, Rodney Mashia has been touching hearts and making folks smile for decades with his music. He has entertained at many venues in New England with his soulful vocal interpretations, guitar and flute. From folk to jazz to soul to pop to his evocative original compositions, Rodney's life experiences have spanned the black and white American political and music cultures of the past five decades, all contributing to his unique songwriting and musical style, which he calls ‘Acoustic Soul - Music by and from the Heart’.
Sam Robbins describes himself as an "old soul singer songwriter." A Nashville based, Portsmouth, NH born musician whose music evokes classic singer songwriters like James Taylor and Jackson Browne, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona. He is currently one of 24 finalists in the 2021 Kerville New Folk Festival songwriting competition, one of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country. An avid performer, he has gained recognition from extensive touring and as the first artist to perform a Jim Croce song on NBC's The Voice. Sam is releasing his debut album, Finally Feeling Young, On May 14th, 2021.
"Listening to Anna May is an experience in itself. May’s voice lulls you in like a siren; smooth like butter as it creeps its way into your arteries, entwining your veins in silk and locking you in its embrace. With nothing but a lively ukulele or a haunting electric guitar to accompany her, May manages to capture the human experience in all its glory: freedom, growth, rebirth, unity, reflection, and peace."
-- Music Mecca, September 2020