November 2nd, 2022 8:30pm Stage 3
Derek Fawcett has shared stages with Peter Frampton, Ben Folds, America, Lifehouse, Pat Benatar, Colin Hay, Gin Blossoms, Blues Traveler, and backed up Chance The Rapper at Lollapalooza. Across five albums with Down The Line, and three as a soloist, he has toured much of the U.S. and parts of Canada, Europe, and South Africa.
The Chicago Tribune calls Derek’s music "...austere singer-songwriter stuff of surpassing grace." and recent releases “Runnin’ Outta Somedays” and “Sticks & Stones” ft. Dev. feature Kevin Joaquin Garcia (Wheatus, Duncan Sheik), Joe Ayoub (Miley Cyrus, Shakira), Brett Farkas (Lord Huron, Rihanna), and Ben Butler (Sting, Lucinda Williams). EDM collaboration “Puppeteer” (Alfons, B3nte, Jessica Chertock, w/B3VA) has netted more than a million streams globally. Of his performance in Hands On A Hardbody (written by Phish’s Trey Anastasio), Chris Jones wrote: "...Derek Fawcett...give(s) the show its zest and its emotional core."
Tommy Kim is a Korean American singer-songwriter from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Recently finishing his Masters in Songwriting Degree at NYU, he released his debut EP "NY&U" and splits his time between New York City and Seoul where he made his debut in 2021 and garnered the attention and mentorship of veteran Korean artists Cho Kyu Chan and Hey. With his broad musical range and understanding of both Western and Eastern styles, Tommy creates addictive melodies and infectious tunes that carry the character of indie pop, K-pop, lo-fi and R&B. As the industry continues to globalize and music continues to dissolve cultural borders, Tommy hopes to be a trailblazer as an Asian American artist.
With over 100k monthly listeners, Songwriting Hall of Famer, Julia Shuren, is breaking musical boundaries with her unique blend of R&B/Soul, Gospel and Pop. Her soulful vocal arrangements, complex chord progressions and soaring melodies first caught the attention of legendary Motown arranger/songwriter Paul Riser (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary J Blige), and shortly after was featured on PBS “Detroit Performs” for her songwriting abilities.
Having just pursued her Master’s in Music Composition at NYU, Julias has released her first EP “FLIPSIDE” this summer, which is out on all streaming platforms.