The following are artists alphabetically by “A.” We are slowly adding our over 200 alumni to this page. Below are several of the artists that have performed at one of our venues and come back from time to time.
Acoustic Eidolon is what happens when you cross a guitar with 2 necks and a cello with attitude!! Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences, something that Dirty Linen Magazine praises as “a sumptuous musical feast.” They are described by the Swallow Hill Music Association as “an evening of brilliant instrumentality,” and Georgia’s Good Life Magazine enthuses, “Acoustic Eidolon offers concert-goers a chance to absorb some of the most powerful and intriguing music on the scene today.”
Adam & I
Adam & I are Adam and Andrea Melia, a Nashville-made indie folk duo that captures the energy of current Americana styles while exploring the roots of American musical forms. The husband/wife team began performing together in 2012, and between 2014 and 2016 they released a full length album, two EPs, and played over 140 shows across 39 states.
a “simple, stripped down, old-fashioned, inspired folk journey brought up to date — superbly and with discreet panache.” – John Apice NO DEPRESSION
Adam & I-Youtube
Born in Baltimore and raised on the Chesapeake Bay, Amy was brought up on the sounds of Sinatra, Ella, The American Songbook, and Motown, but spent years training for a career in musical theatre before writing her own music and taking to the road. After an auspicious move to Atlanta, GA, which served as her home base for the better part of a decade, Amy is now based back home in the mid-Atlantic – a welcome respite for this troubadour, who is on the road for 150+ shows and 52 weeks out of the year. A wildly talented artist known for brilliant performances, stunning vocals, and unassuming wit and candor on stage, Amy has received national (US) press, chatted with radio and tv hosts across the country (US), and toured extensively across the States, Canada, and the UK – with festivals and shows in big cities and long-forgotten gold rush towns from Florida’s 30A Songwriter Festival to Alaska’s Folk Festival, and shared stages and support for artists from Gregory Alan Isakov, Rose Cousins, Stu Larsen, Joseph Arthur, Glen Phillips and Toad the Wet Sprocket, Levi Lowrey and Clay Cook (of Zac Brown Band and John Mayer), and more.
Ariel & Jacob
A great example of our wonderful local musicians. Fresh out of the Quad Cities, Ariel McReynolds and Jacob Hemenway combine their experience to offer a fresh take on classic and contemporary pop, country, and rock. The blending of their voices makes for a unique experience being enjoyed by all ages. Their debut with Heartland Connections was opening for 2015 American Idol Runner-Up, Clark Beckham. You can see both performances in the link below.
Ariel & Jacob On Heartland Connections
Avey Grouws Band
“The influence of the Mississippi River on American jazz, blues and roots music is indisputable. Communities that have grown up along “Old Man River” gave birth to a unique sound. – Rick J Bowen
“Semi Finalists at the 2020 International Blues Competition, Avey Grouws Band channels its pent-up enthusiasm and not slight musical ability toward an individuated brand of blues-rock that recommends its first album. Jeni Grouws’ limber voice rings with conviction, ratcheting up intensity on original tunes sans artifice. She shares the dominant aural presence with far-above-average guitarist, Chris Avey, who ranges from Robert Crayish spikiness to jazzy lyricism. – Frank-John Hadley
Click here: Avey Grouws Band On Heartland Connections
Avey Grouws Band-Spotify
Avey Grouws Band-Instagram