Colter Wall w/
The Royal American
Colter Wall is a prairie-born songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada. Wall's inaugural EP, Imaginary Appalachia, continues to keep him a non-stop, buzzed-about young artist and has evoked visceral reactions from industry veterans, his musical heroes and peers, as well as a loyal and quickly-growing grassroots fan base. His signature baritone vocal is paired with sparse, beautiful old-soul songwriting inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Emmylou Harris & Waylon Jennings.
Josh Morningstar-born and raised in a small town an hour west of Baltimore, MD-is a songwriters songwriter. Mixing elements of country, folk and blues into something entirely his own, Morningstar may be the last of the "hardcore troubadours": on the road more than 300 days a year, his live shows are equal parts music, stand up comedy, and motivational speech. His grassroots following-dubbed "The Crazies"-grows with every stop along the highway, drawn to what AP writer Greg Johnson called "the sounds of a hard-lived soul trying desperately to outrun his past."