Jessica Burks and Friends Playlists

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/24/2014

Embracing the genre-transcending spirit of today’s great independent artists, Bell cooks up a bubbling stew of roots, www.Reverbnation.com/LisaBellblues, jazz, pop, and country, with spicy vocals simmered to perfection.

For more than a decade, Lisa has shared a personal connection with her fans. From her evolution as a songwriter to her performances with legendary artists and her work with the healing benefits of music & sound, Lisa has invited us in to relate our own life experiences and journey we are all on together.

Lisa understands that positive music can make the world a better place and has been on a mission to inspire the listener take heart and take action with music that is fun, fresh, upbeat and thought provoking. For the past 11 years, she has been writing and performing songs that make a difference through positive, empowering lyrics at venues across the country and internationally. Her upcoming CD, The Italian Project (to be released February 2013), will be her fourth and the first transatlantic project that includes collaboration with her new friends and immensely talented musical colleagues in Italy.

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/20/2014

Katey LaurelDenver-based folk-pop songstress Katey Laurel grew up drawing pictures, writing stories, riding horses and playing in the woods in the Colorado mountains. Laurel's songs range from radio-friendly pop tunes to lush, cinematic songs for film and television.

With background in classical piano, french horn, guitar and voice, her artistic roots are deep and diverse. Laurel draws her musical inspiration as a songwriter from many musical styles including bluegrass, classic rock, alternative, country, and even 80s dance-pop.

Laurel performs on radio & television, at festivals and venues around the US, including Hotel Cafe (LA), The Bitter End (NYC), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), Hard Rock Café Denver and Nashville, Colorado State Fair and the Greeley Stampede. She has built a solid fan base with her unique voice garnering airplay on stations around the country including KALC, KMNT, KBCO, KFMU and KOTO and now KRUUfm.

As a live performer, she's shared the stage with Howie Day, Bill Mallonee, Katie Herzig, Matt Morris, Trevor Hall and others. Her new album “Periscope” produced by industry veteran Warren Huart is garnering attention in the indie field.

Walnut Valley Festival New Song Winner, and finalist at Tucson Folk Festival, Great American Song ContestMountain Stage New Song Southwest Regional, Texaco Country Showdown Southwest Regional and International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist.

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/17/2014

http://www.reverbnation.com/KateyLaurelDenver-based Folk-pop songstress KateyLaurel grew up drawing pictures, writing stories, riding horses and playing in the woods in the Colorado mountains. This is the idyllic foundation from which she crafts her life and her music.  Katey's songs range from radio-friendly pop tunes to lush, cinematic songs for film and television. With background in Classical piano and French horn as well as guitar and voice, her artistic roots are both deep and diverse. Laurel draws her musical inspiration as a songwriter from many musical styles including bluegrass, classic rock, alternative, country, and even 80s dance-pop.

Katey has performed hundreds of shows via venues, radio, television stations and festivals in Colorado and around the US, including Hotel Cafe (LA), The Bitter End (NYC), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), Hard Rock Café Denver and Nashville, Colorado State Fair and the Greeley Stampede. She has built a solid fan base with her unique voice and a satisfying blend of folk and pop, garnering airplay on Triple A and AC radio stations around the country including KALC, KMNT, KBCO, KFMU and KOTO.

As a live performer, she has shared the stage with Howie Day, Bill Mallonee, Katie Herzig, Matt Morris, Trevor Hall and others. With hernew album “Periscope” produced by industry veteran Warren HuartKatey Laurel is now poised to reach an even larger audience in the days ahead.

Walnut Valley Festival New Song Winner

Tucson Folk Festival National Finalist

Great American Song Contest Finalist

Mountain Stage NewSong Southwest Regional Finalist

Texaco Country Showdown Southwest Regional Finalist

International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/13/2014

www.trinitydemask.com"Trinity Demask has one of those voices that gives your heart and spirit a double-take. Wonderful songwriting, great production. 'Crucible' is a gem!"
- Wendy Wham, KUNC 91.5 FM Greeley, CO

"After a seeming eternity between releases, Trinity Demask returns under her own name, with an album's worth of material that places her squarely in the ranks of singer-songwriters like Dar Williams and Jonatha Brooke."
- Chris K., host of "The Colorado Sound" radio show (KRFC 88.9 FM, Fort Collins)

Trinity Demask’s music is a soundtrack for life’s little detours, breakdowns, and roadside revelations.  Her enthralling voice and melodic, insightful songwriting capture the essence of life’s journeys with tales that are both personal and universal.  Some songs lift you like a carefree, summer joyride while others explore the dark, empty places off the beaten path, shining a light of hope in the darkness.  

poet at heart with a knack for writing catchy melodies, Trinity has garnered songwriting accolades (2005 New Song Showcase winner at the Walnut Valley Festival) as well as praise for her emotive vocal style (“Trinity Demask has one of those voices that gives your heart and spirit a double-take” – Wendy Wham, KUNC).  Often drawing comparisons to the angelic, rootsy tones of Alison Krauss, Trinity’s voice can also pack a powerhouse punch reminiscent of blues rocker Susan Tedeschi.  Her signature Americana tunes blend the introspection and social awareness of folk and the warmth of country with rock and roll passion.  The Indie Acoustic Project named her first CD Venus In Retrograde (released under her band name Third Road Home) "one of the best CDs of 2004" in the acoustic ensemble category, and her follow-up Crucible was named "one of the best CDs of 2009" in the lyrics category. She is currently working on her third CD scheduled for release in early 2015. For more information visit www.trinitydemask.com.

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/10/2014

www.trinitydemask.com"Trinity Demask has one of those voices that gives your heart and spirit a double-take. Wonderful songwriting, great production. 'Crucible' is a gem!"
- Wendy Wham, KUNC 91.5 FM Greeley, CO

"After a seeming eternity between releases, Trinity Demask returns under her own name, with an album's worth of material that places her squarely in the ranks of singer-songwriters like Dar Williams and Jonatha Brooke."
- Chris K., host of "The Colorado Sound" radio show (KRFC 88.9 FM, Fort Collins)

Trinity Demask’s music is a soundtrack for life’s little detours, breakdowns, and roadside revelations.  Her enthralling voice and melodic, insightful songwriting capture the essence of life’s journeys with tales that are both personal and universal.  Some songs lift you like a carefree, summer joyride while others explore the dark, empty places off the beaten path, shining a light of hope in the darkness.  

poet at heart with a knack for writing catchy melodies, Trinity has garnered songwriting accolades (2005 New Song Showcase winner at the Walnut Valley Festival) as well as praise for her emotive vocal style (“Trinity Demask has one of those voices that gives your heart and spirit a double-take” – Wendy Wham, KUNC).  Often drawing comparisons to the angelic, rootsy tones of Alison Krauss, Trinity’s voice can also pack a powerhouse punch reminiscent of blues rocker Susan Tedeschi.  Her signature Americana tunes blend the introspection and social awareness of folk and the warmth of country with rock and roll passion.  The Indie Acoustic Project named her first CD Venus In Retrograde (released under her band name Third Road Home) "one of the best CDs of 2004" in the acoustic ensemble category, and her follow-up Crucible was named "one of the best CDs of 2009" in the lyrics category. She is currently working on her third CD scheduled for release in early 2015. For more information visit www.trinitydemask.com.

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/06/2014

http://www.reverbnation.com/davetamkinChicago singer/songwriter, Dave Tamkin, currently resides in Boulder, CO. He has created his own unique style of rhythmic-acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision. His shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience encapsulating a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive backbone.

He's shared the stage with Guster, The Samples, Rusted Root, Michael Galbicki, Butch Walker, Matt Wertz, Eric Hutchinson, Stroke 9, The Violent Femmes, and Carbon Leaf to name a few. Tamkin has a style that's hard to resist. His lyrics are unabashedly honest and his passion for playing is undying!

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/03/2014

http://www.reverbnation.com/davetamkinChicago singer/songwriter, Dave Tamkin, currently resides in Boulder, CO. He has created his own unique style of rhythmic-acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision. His shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience encapsulating a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive backbone.

He's shared the stage with Guster, The Samples, Rusted Root, Michael Galbicki, Butch Walker, Matt Wertz, Eric Hutchinson, Stroke 9, The Violent Femmes, and Carbon Leaf to name a few. Tamkin has a style that's hard to resist. His lyrics are unabashedly honest and his passion for playing is undying!

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/03/2014

http://www.reverbnation.com/davetamkinChicago singer/songwriter, Dave Tamkin, currently resides in Boulder, CO. He has created his own unique style of rhythmic-acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision. His shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience encapsulating a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive backbone.

He's shared the stage with Guster, The Samples, Rusted Root, Michael Galbicki, Butch Walker, Matt Wertz, Eric Hutchinson, Stroke 9, The Violent Femmes, and Carbon Leaf to name a few. Tamkin has a style that's hard to resist. His lyrics are unabashedly honest and his passion for playing is undying!

Jessica Burks and Friends playlist for 11/03/2014

http://www.reverbnation.com/davetamkinChicago singer/songwriter, Dave Tamkin, currently resides in Boulder, CO. He has created his own unique style of rhythmic-acoustic rock that's based around a fresh musical vision. His shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience encapsulating a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive backbone.

He's shared the stage with Guster, The Samples, Rusted Root, Michael Galbicki, Butch Walker, Matt Wertz, Eric Hutchinson, Stroke 9, The Violent Femmes, and Carbon Leaf to name a few. Tamkin has a style that's hard to resist. His lyrics are unabashedly honest and his passion for playing is undying!