Sweet and soulful is the sound of alt-country’s Steff Mahan. With a voice that is pure and powerful and lyrics that are heart-crafted and rock-solid, it’s hard not to get hooked on the emotional truth that comes out of this born songwriter’s mouth. Billboard Magazine calls her “An entertaining, can’t miss performance” and itunes described her third independent album as “a song collection displaying both craft and heart, sung by an artist who wins extra points for her honesty.” Steff has shared the stage with such big name artists as Patty Griffin, The Indigo Girls, Tift Merritt, 10,000 Maniacs, Blame Sally, Holly Williams and Antigone Rising, and has established herself as a popular Nashville singer/songwriter. Performing approximately 200 hundred dates a year, Steff has graced the stages of such notable venues as Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, Nashville’s The Bluebird Cafe, NYC’s The Bitter End, Charlotte’s The Evening Muse, and Birmingham’s Workplay Theater.
Hannah Thomas has a style of her own that is hard to define, a little too rock to be country, a little too country to be rock. Amy Ray, half of the Grammy winning duo Indigo Girls, probably describes her best when she calls Thomas an “outlaw songwriter.”Hannah began performing in 2006 at 16 when she wasn’t even old enough to be in most of the venues, but they recognized her talent and drive and decided to support this up and coming super star of tomorrow and she has been honing her craft and building a loyal fan base ever since.Hannah is already a force to be reckoned with, having won the several music awards including the 2011 Georgia Lottery’s All Access Music Search. This award, something like the Georgia version of American Idol, started out with a field of thousands of contestants and led to Hannah getting to record an EP in Los Angeles at Capitol Records.Those “outlaw” roots can be heard in her music. With influences like Johnny Cash and Terri Clark, Heart and even Aerosmith it’s easy to understand why Hannah’s music can be so hard to label. But there is no mistaking the power in Thomas’ voice.
Emily Kate Boyd Artist, musician and writer living in Atlanta is currently writing a new solo album called “Billie in the Woods”. EKB is the author of several published creative works, including multiple albums of music.EKB has contributed to many works, including collaborations with contemporary writers Gareth Asher, Matthew Kahler, Nick Niespodziani, Paul Warner,Heather Luttrell and many more.She lectures at taverns like Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA and is researching a book on the philosophical mysticism of queer folk singers in the American South. She lives in Atlanta, GA.
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