Management by Holly G
Country Any Way: Management By Holly G
Cast Iron Pansexual
Float On by D'orjay The Singing Shaman
Black Opry Outlaw House: Jett Holden x AdeemtheArtist- “Free Fallin’”
Adeem Maria is a seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar Artist. They began toiling at their instrument in 2002 when their family relocated to Syracuse, NY and used songwriting as a vehicle to process the ensuing culture shock, their faith, and later their journey through apostasy.
Blending a homegrown affection for Country Music with the emotional ballyhoo of alternative folk in the early aughts, they have created a unique brand of Americana that pays homage to John Prine and John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats) in equal parts.
This ain’t your grandaddy’s country music, despite it paying homage to the classic country D’orjay The Singing Shaman grew up with in rural Alberta. And it sure as hell ain’t stadium girls-trucks-beer country. Instead, she colours outside the lines with anthemic, bold blues, honky-tonk and rock-flavoured roots with a distinct queer, Black twist. A self-described late bloomer, at 35 she grabbed the mic, releasing her critically acclaimed debut, the apropos-named New Kind of Outlaw November 2020. It charms with a yee-haw agenda anthem, a touching ode to her grandmother, a unique and disarming rendition of The Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” and conjures a rural highway trailer bar. Her powerful warm voice guides orchestration featuring piano, syncopated electric guitar, paced banjo, fiddle and steel guitar, all with a healing self-reflection.
j. rees is the queer southern swamp bard, here to sing stories. hailing from the crossroads of hammond, louisiana they bring to the stage a unique singer-songwriter sound with an americana heartbeat.
Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Jett Holden is a soft-spoken creative whose smoky tenor has expanded his fanbase by offering a classic country flair to covers of songs including the Spice Girls’ 1996 hit “Say You’ll Be There” and the New Radicals’ 1998 one-hit-wonder “You Get What You Give.” As a gay, Black man, Holden has stated previously that he “was apprehensive about stepping into the country music arena but is taking the chance and looking forward to building a successful career in the industry.”