Shanna in a Dress is a smashing combination of clever lyrics, sweet serenade, and tongue twisting rhymes. She has been performing since her days at the University of Virginia where she attracted a loyal following of fans that loved her feel-good humor, catchy melodies, and entertaining stage presence. Shanna is a diverse songwriter with a playful setlist containing material ranging from sunny toe-tapping tunes to intensely emotional ballads to humorous ear candy. Her lyrics are laden with clever wordplay and are relatable across all ages.
Shanna released her first EP More Than Just a Hoar in 2012 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Her style is often compared to Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz. She doesn’t take herself too seriously off-stage or on, and her self-reported style is “happy folk pop with a twist of humor, sarcasm, and occasional tears.” Shanna moved to Boulder in 2014 and is excited to connect and share with the local music scene!
“Everyone has a personal struggle. To find peace in the struggle is the elusive dream we are all chasing. We have to keep chasing it. We have to live inside of the chasing. We have to become the chasing. We have to conquer the fear. The chasing is all that matters. We are the chasing.”
GUITAR.VOCALS – CRAIG HOWIE
VOCALS – JEN HOWIE
BASS – TODD ACKERMAN
DRUMS – MARCUS ALLEN-HILLE
Songwriting duet from the high plains of Texas currently living and performing in lovely Colorado. The Band is made up of husband and wife team, Andy and Jessica Eppler. The Longmont Times Call featured them in a story saying “The Prairie Scholars have been a community booster ever since they arrived from their native Texas several years ago.”
Ben Knighten is an acoustic folk songwriter from Colorado Springs. His music has been described as “addictive, & upbeat, complete with passionate & powerful subject matter” and “a nice wedding of restraint on the part of the instruments and intensity in the singing that never fails to please the ears and bring out the meaning of the songs.” He just released his second CD entitled “Keep the Sky” and has played at many different venues across Colorado. He was also recently nominated for “best folk artist 2012” by the Colorado Springs Independent.
Michael and Jeanette McPherson have been entertaining audiences for years along the Colorado front range, cranking out high energy rock and blues in their band “Hourglass”. They do have a softer side however and they are equally comfortable playing acoustic rock, Americana and blues in smaller, more intimate venues where they feature songs from Michael’s extensive catalog of original compositions.