Jill Sobule’s work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic. In a dozen albums spanning three decades of recording, the Denver-born songwriter/guitarist/singer has tackled such topics as the death penalty, anorexia nervosa, shoplifting, reproduction, the French Resistance, adolescent malaise, LGBTQ issues, and the Christian Right. Her hits include “I Kissed A Girl”—the first openly gay-themed song ever to crack the Billboard Top 20—and the alt-rock anthem “Supermodel” featured in the film “Clueless”.
Sobule was one half of The Jill & Julia Show, providing music while actor Julia Sweeney contributes storytelling. Jill is considered a pioneer in crowdfunding and is constantly exploring and creating new models for artists in an ever-changing music industry. Her latest record is “Nostalgia Kills”, produced by Ben Lee and released on her own Pinko Records label. Jill’s theater credits include a musical adaptation of the Broadway classic “Yentl”, “Prozak and the Platypus”, and “Times Square”. Her latest, “F*ck 7th Grade”, was postponed due to Covid, but was performed and filmed for three days at a make-shift drive-in over the Summer. The musical is a finalist for the Lambda Literary awards in LGBTQ Drama category this June.
Sarah’s lifelong career in the music and film industry have made her both a strong visionary and skilled maker. As a professional violinist and singer-songwriter, Sarah brings unique perspectives to directing and filming and a honed ear to cutting and editing.
Sarah Jane Holbrook is also a queer director, editor, and DP located in Nashville, TN, working directly with artists and record labels as a one-stop media shop. She also freelances for major companies to create commercials, trailers, and narratives.
Over 15 years ago, Sarah and her band SHEL signed a record deal with Universal Republic. SHEL has had placements in Shameless, The Fosters, Tampa Baes, the Nicholas Sparks film “The Best of Me, and more. Sarah has shared the stage as a violinist with Amos Lee, Michelle Branch, Sarah McLachlan, Emmy Lou Harris, and other amazing artists.
Art is her bread and butter, her ribs and taters, her . Yeah, she’s got a thing for food…and art. It’s about sustenance. It’s about nourishment. It’s about Joy. Connection. Love. It’s about how making art—just like eating food—is way more fun to do together than alone.
The secret to Shannon LaBrie’s artistry is the seemingly effortless blending of impassioned vocals with honest and insightful lyrics.
“Raining Hallelujah” is a timely song of resilience. Jonathan Frahm with For Folk Sake (UK) calls the song “a reminder that kindness and healing is just around the bend”.
Written alongside Grammy award winning songwriter Tia Sillers (“I Hope You Dance, Blue on Black, There’s Your Trouble), “Raining Hallelujah” offers an optimistic long view while searching for a light at the end of the tunnel. When LaBrie sings, “Above every storm, a cloudless sky is waiting for you and me,” a choir of soulful singers echo her ambitious call.
Growing up on a farm in Nebraska, LaBrie attributes her passion for music to her Dad, who died when she was just thirteen. “He taught me my first guitar chords and when he passed away, songwriting became my way of grieving and dealing with the pain.”
On her latest album, Building, LaBrie’s undeniable voice and musicianship have been described as “nothing short of breathtaking” by American Songwriter and NPR added her heroic anthem “Firewalker” to their Top 20 of 2020.
Maia Sharp has had her songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, The Chicks, Trisha Yearwood, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Lizz Wright, Paul Carrack, Lisa Loeb, Terri Clark and many more. And through it all, Maia has continued to record her own albums including eight solo releases, one collaborative project with Art Garfunkel and Buddy Mondlock and her duo project, Roscoe & Etta (with writing/production partner Anna Schulze). Each release has been embraced by press and radio and led to extensive touring and appearances on Mountain Stage, Acoustic Cafe, World Cafe, NPR&’s “All Things Considered”, CBS Early Morning and the Today Show to name a few. Her last album, Mercy Rising is out now featuring the Triple A radio single “Backburner.” Her new album, Reckless Thoughts is scheduled for release August 18, 2023 with its first singles “Kind” and “Old Dreams”out now.