In 2010, Ryan Green and Cameron Hood of Ryanhood—called "a match made in radio heaven" by the Arizona Daily Star—averaged more than 130 shows a year; performed in nearly every state in the U.S.; opened shows for Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, and Train; met with big-time managers; and even got Tweeted about by Ellen Degeneres. Now the duo will hit the road again in 2011/2012 in support of its new album, After Night Came Sun.
Also appearing will be Larkin Poe. As a brand new band, Larkin Poe was looking for a way to bring friends, family, and fans along on its musical journey. Always looking to do things in its own way, the band decided to embark upon the quest of recording and releasing four seasonally themed EPs in 2010: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. After 12 months of nonstop work, all four EPs were successfully released in 2010 and continue to garner attention and good reviews internationally.
The Atlanta-based Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started jamming. Together with drummer Jaron Pearlman and bassist Benjamin Ryan Williams, they've forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel, D'Angelo, and the Beatles. This young band's unified sound has an R&B-soaked, smart perspective replete with an abundance of vocal talent and songwriting skill. In the short time the quintet has been playing together, the Shadowboxers have found a collective voice that is intelligent, soulful, and catchy.