Brad Byrd / Ben Karis-Nix / Casey Sullivan
Since singer/songwriter Brad Byrd rereleased his debut album The Ever Changing Picture in 2003 and his EP Release Me in 2007, a number of his songs have been featured on over 20 television shows, independent films, and national ad campaigns. The single "Never Came Back" topped the singer/songwriter charts on Artistdirect.com as the number 1 downloaded song, ahead of artists such as Jewel, Jason Mraz, and Damien Rice.
Songwriter and multimedia artist Ben Karis-Nix has fortified his reflections on life, love, and the natural world across many miles and media. This year Ben K-N is on the road once again, performing with new sounds-an ensemble of stringed instruments backed by beats, blips, and spacey synths-all emanating from an entourage of his musician pals and a heap of electronic beat-generating gizmos. His music has been featured on the CW show One Tree Hill, MTV'sRoad Rules and Real World, NPR's Weekend Edition, and MySpace Compilation Vol. 1. Over the course of his career Ben has toured or shared the stage with Elliott Smith, Hello Goodbye, Coheed and Cambria, the Roots, and They Might Be Giants.
Casey Sullivan has been writing music since her preteen years. She is now 18 years old and has played in many different venues around Boston, from living rooms to coffeehouses to nightclubs. Her indie folk style derives from many influences, such as Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor, and Conor Oberst. She is now finishing her first semester at Berklee and is working on her first full-length album.