The Holy Echo
Oct
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Holy Echo

Songwriter Chris Dance pulls together influences from all over the globe and his time spent accompanying other Fountain Square based natives.

https://www.facebook.com/TheHolyEcho/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiFIB84TY7k&feature=youtu.be

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Kristen
Nov
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

Kristen

Fresh from the indie scene of Nashville, Tennessee, pop/rock singer-songwriter Kristen offers a new outlook on honest, satisfying music. With a smooth, relaxed vocal similar to the likes of Colbie Callait, Adele, and Nina Simone, Kristen turns to her roots in jazz music to exemplify genres of pop, rock, and folk. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnx3lIrk9IC5Vb4UubsGrw

www.kristen.band

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Caleb Hawkins
Oct
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

Caleb Hawkins

Caleb Hawkins is a young folk musician with an old soul, channeling the likes of Doc Watson or Woody Guthrie through his honest songwriting and multi-instrumentalist talents. His latest EP "Destination" features a mix of original instrumentals and songs full of thoughtful lyrics and tender messages sung with his haunting baritone voice.

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The Moment’s Notice Jazz Collaborative
Sep
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Moment’s Notice Jazz Collaborative

Moment's Notice is a new addition to the Indianapolis jazz scene. At the helm of the group is trumpeter Jen Siukola and saxophonist Evan Drybread; musicians not only dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of America's music, but also to innovation through original compositions. The central-Indiana natives met while attending Ball State University, and have performed together with many of the Midwest’s finest. Evan and Jen are both active performers, as well as educators.

http://www.jensiukola.com/music

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Sisyphae
Sep
29
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sisyphae

SISYPHAE is an Indianapolis jazz group that plays many of the classics from all eras of the jazz age, as well as some original tunes. The lineup most often consists of Mike Kessler (vibraphone, steel pans) and Mike Blackwell (guitar). Please join us for an evening of musical conversation

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Caleb Hawkins
Sep
23
9:00pm 9:00pm

Caleb Hawkins

Caleb Hawkins is a young folk musician with an old soul, channeling the likes of Doc Watson or Woody Guthrie through his honest songwriting and multi-instrumentalist talents. His latest EP "Destination" features a mix of original instrumentals and songs full of thoughtful lyrics and tender messages sung with his haunting baritone voice.

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Sep
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

Io

Io is an instrumental jazz group based out of Indianapolis. The band's unified sound allows them to explore interesting arrangements and original music while remaining true to traditional jazz styles. Io's keen improvisation creates an enthusiastic aura which takes their audience on a creative journey through a wide variety of time periods and interpretations.

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Kacie Swierk
Sep
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Kacie Swierk

Currently based in Bloomington, IN, Kacie Swierk is a 22-year old musician, singer and songwriter with Irish lineage, but no red hair. Mixed between folk, roots, and blues, Swierk's songs strive for authenticity in both lyricism and composition. If you're looking to hear something new, come on out to try a listen; maybe you won't regret it!

Goodbye (original): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycn3nzlVngU

Come Home (original): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqDkn19JC28

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Melissa Sandullo
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Melissa Sandullo

“Melissa is especially skilled at writing music that is both deeply personal and absolutely relatable to the listener.  In a collection of original bluesy piano pop/soul offerings, compiled over a year of awakening, reliving, rebellion, restoration, and moving on, ‘Poets and Misfits’ wraps itself, song by song, around pieces of her journey...

Lighthearted fun intertwined with shades of blue, a pinch of heaviness and letting go, Melissa calls this project ‘an homage to those who long for a place and find it in the beautiful chaos of creativity...the dreamer, the bohemian, the misfit, and the poet.  The folks I've met and loved in an instant.’  

There is an overarching warmth to Melissa’s music...an invitation to come and linger, to belong, and to enjoy something truly special.”

Sample some of Mellisa's work here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWCCIDG0KGs&t=22s

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Aaron James
Sep
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Aaron James

Both a storyteller and a story himself, Aaron James represents the universal and never-ending journey of finding yourself and being unapologetically you.

Aaron James is an artist unhindered by concerns of comfort.  Evolving from a place of uncertainty, this Memphis-based musician sheds his former self in order to absorb the world around him and experience it to the fullest.

https://aaronjms.bandcamp.com/

https://play.spotify.com/artist/3J6F2QvvpWH8ovO7wraARV

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Matthew and Christina Pittman
Aug
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

Matthew and Christina Pittman

Matthew and Christina‘s music extends an invitation for listeners to harken back to their own human experience, much like remembered whispers haunting the hallways of your soul. Their acoustic instruments speak unspoken stories of sweet anguish and languor, as if to strike a chord in the darkness before the dawn that reminds one of distant horizons and forgotten journeys. With the tender weaving of voices and strings, Matthew and Christina reopen wounds of the heart with gentle insistence.

Check them out!!  https://youtu.be/2lAtSMfkmzA

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I/O
Aug
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

I/O

Io is an instrumental jazz quintet based out of Indianapolis and comprised of Sam Turley, Kent Hickey, Louie Hehman, George Pryor, and TJ Schaff. The band's unified sound allows them to explore interesting arrangements and original music while remaining true to traditional jazz styles. Io's keen improvisation creates an enthusiastic aura which takes their audience on a creative journey through a wide variety of time periods and interpretations.

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Josiah Alstott Record Release
Aug
18
9:00pm 9:00pm

Josiah Alstott Record Release

After a year and a half of drafting a record concept, Indy-based alternative-electronic artist Josiah Alstott will be releasing his debut album, "New American Gothic," on August 18 with a live show at Thirsty Scholar. "New American Gothic" will be available for streaming and downloading on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.

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Russell James Pyle
Jun
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Russell James Pyle

Russell James Pyle was born into a Pennsylvanian family steeped in musical tradition. He was playing piano by age six, trumpet by age ten, before settling into the guitar after he found his great-grandfather’s broken ukulele in the attic, repaired it with fishing line, and plucked out a major scale. 

In May, 2016, Russell released his debut solo album, “Rise”. Backed by a talented young lineup of Albuquerque musicians, Rise creates the sound of the desert where it was born. Influenced as much by Brian Eno and U2 as by Texas troubadours, Rise creates an uplifting mood amidst honest songs about struggle. Delivered in a trademark vibrato rasp and accompanied by an ethereal folk soundtrack, Russell's songs are poems and calls to action.

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Dear Lincoln
May
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Dear Lincoln

Dear Lincoln has been described as 'eclectic folk jazz,' though they would describe themselves simply as a relaxed group of friends that fancy creating tunes together.  Fashioned from a stew of interests and musical experiences, the group began in 2014 playing covers for a fundraiser, but they soon realized that they could create something special writing original music. Though Dear Lincoln's music finds and lends itself in various venues around the Midwest, you can still catch them busking on neighborhood streets or working on new songs in each other's living rooms.

Check out their music here:  http://dearlincolnband.wixsite.com/mysite-1/music

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Kacie Swierk
May
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Kacie Swierk

Currently based in Bloomington, IN, Kacie Swierk is a 22-year old musician, singer and songwriter with Irish lineage, but no red hair. Mixed between folk, roots, and blues, Swierk's songs strive for authenticity in both lyricism and composition. If you're looking to hear something new, come on out to try a listen; maybe you won't regret it!

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Kyle Schiffli
May
13
9:00pm 9:00pm

Kyle Schiffli

Kyle Schiffli is an independent writer and performing artist based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With a mellow, lyrical sound, much of Kyle’s solo work stems from the overflow of material created for his Alternative-Rock band Barky & Speaker. Where Barky & Speaker tends to be brash and outright, Kyle’s solo work is subdued and lyrically driven. An admirer of traditional songwriting, Kyle’s work reflects many of his influences such as Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers, and all the songwriting greats from the last 60 years.

Check out his music: https://kyleschiffli.bandcamp.com

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Ray Wyatt
Apr
29
9:00pm 9:00pm

Ray Wyatt

Ray Wyatt is a singer-songwriter from a small town in Indiana, but now he resides in the Fountain Square Neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN. He has a timeless style of writing where he crafts poetic lyrics on top of simple yet beautiful melodies sung by his smooth voice. There is also a depth to his music that is uncommon for a twenty-something.

Check out his music here:  https://raywyatt.bandcamp.com

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Alex Franc
Apr
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Alex Franc

Alex Franc, a native of Goshen, Indiana, is a Singer-Songwriter of acoustic/christian rock currently pursuing a degree in Music Production at Ball State University.

Check out their music here:  https://www.alexfrancmusic.com/music

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The Knot Brothers
Apr
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Knot Brothers

"Knot Brothers is a fusion of rap, rock, and edm with the ability to play pop and indie acoustic sets as well. This genre-bending duo makes audiences from all walks of music tap their toes to their tunes."

Check out their music here: https://www.reverbnation.com/knotbrothers/

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IO
Apr
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

IO

Io is an instrumental jazz quintet based out of Indianapolis and comprised of Sam Turley, Kent Hickey, Louie Hehman, George Pryor, and TJ Schaff. The band's unified sound allows them to explore interesting arrangements and original music while remaining true to traditional jazz styles. Io's keen improvisation creates an enthusiastic aura which takes their audience on a creative journey through a wide variety of time periods and interpretations.

Check out samples of their music:  https://www.samturleymusic.com/music

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Caleb Hawkins
Apr
15
9:00pm 9:00pm

Caleb Hawkins

Caleb Hawkins is a young folk musician with an old soul, channeling a classic traditional folk sound through his soulful songwriting and multi-instrumentalist talents.

Check out his music here: https://www.calebhawkins.com/music

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Crescent
Apr
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

Crescent

Crescent’s voice is quite striking; soft and timid in conversation, yet resilient and sincere in song." - NUVO Magazine

Crescent Ulmer is a folk songwriter that travels like a blues-man, a troubadour of sorts, living life with a mantra of spontaneity and honesty. It is no wonder that they are known for their raw, acoustic sound and sincere, real-life songwriting. In one show, expect to laugh and cry, sometimes simultaneously.

Check out their music here:  http://crescentisalive.com

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Matt Record
Apr
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

Matt Record

Matt Record is a solo artist playing all over Indianapolis and the great state of Indiana and beyond incorporating a wide variety of genres, dynamic, powerful vocals, expert guitar work and even some looping.

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