The following are artists alphabetically by “T.” 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.

The Deep Hollow
Also members of other local groups, these three created a world together that brought success not found in other combinations. Beginning with a win in the American Songwriter magazine songwriting contest in 2014, The Deep Hollow then set off on a well-produced, Kickstarter-launched album in 2015 that reached number three on the Folk DJ charts. This harmony-driven, original music acoustic trio of Micah Walk, Elizabeth Eckert and Dave Littrell, has created an attraction between audience and act that is obvious and powerful.
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The Empty Pockets
“Polished yet rootsy Chicago outfit Empty Pockets” (Rolling Stone) celebrates old-school classic rock, folk, and the blues, skillfully blending singer/songwriter catharsis with rich harmonies and real players. Bold Americana flavors straight from the soul. When not busy recording in their personal studio, The Empty Pockets are out on the road headlining or opening for acts like Bob Schneider, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) and Dave Mason (Traffic), among many others. They also have passionately served as backing band for a number of artists of note, including Kenny Loggins, Al Stewart, Gary Wright, Richie Furay (of Buffalo Springfield), and Simon Kirke (of Bad Company).

The Wildwoods
Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods, bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. “The Wildwoods know exactly what kind of music they want to make. It’s not often we hear a sound this focused…The voices are very different in timbre and delivery, yet mix perfectly…Bring a friend or go alone; either way, you’ll find yourself reminiscing on the good times and finding peace with the bad ones.” Landon Kuhlmann, Paste Magazine & Daytrotter. “The young songwriting tandem of Chloe and Noah Gose harmonize like something out of the Depression Era, fitted with a certain weight yet warmly and triumphantly capable of lifting hearts regardless.” Andrew Stellman, Editor Hear Nebraska Magazine. The Wildwoods’ Noah Gose (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano) and Chloe Pinkman (vocals, violin, mandolin, guitar) discovered their shared love of music shortly after they fell in love back in 2012. They are occasionally joined in their forces alongside some very talented and loving bandmates: Andrew Vaggalis (Bass), Noah Pinkman (Guitar), Nate Morris (Drums), Michele Bartos (Cello), and Jack Rodenburg (Piano).
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John Till
A multiple string instrument performer using both feet for a rhythm section, John is a veritable one man band. John Till cultivates folk, blues & country from the farthest reaches of the Great Plains to the Appalachian foothills, down to the delta & back up to Chicago for a sound that’s equal parts pastoral & main street charm.
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