July 1st, 2022 8:30pm Stage 2
A “Louisiana based folk-misfit”, Odie Leigh’s music is a bold self reflection guided by the classic blues, folk, and country music that shape the southern soundscape. Labeled an “unmissable force in the upcoming bedroom folk scene” by Periphery Magazine, Leigh’s off-beat lyricism paired with her unique guitar style creates music that is equally as intimate and as it is dense. Leigh’s most recent single, “Nine Lives” garnered online buzz and is the 2nd single from her upcoming EP “How Did It Seem To You?”
A key player in the new wave of contemporary folk singers, Olivia Klugman is an independent singer/songwriter with a rare vocal gift. Self-styled after genre icons like Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile, Olivia is known for their beautiful tone and vividly honest storytelling. Their sound is reminiscent of the Golden Age of American Folk Music with a uniquely modern lyrical sensibility.
Following their substantial online success, Olivia released a series of new singles in the Spring and Summer of 2021. These songs chronicle Olivia's struggle to make sense of a senseless world and reflects their experience with queer identity, ambivalence in romantic relationships, and the struggle to establish adulthood. Olivia released their latest single "Self Help" on February 4, 2022, a bittersweet tear-jerker about personal growth, and hopes to include it on a full-length LP to be released within the year.
Kevin Atwater is a singer/songwriter from Illinois, currently based in New York City. Atwater is a self-taught acoustic guitar player, and his influences range from his folk idols (Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake) to his more contemporary singer-songwriters (Sufjan Stevens, Phoebe Bridgers). He likes to challenge ideal of traditional masculinity and write queer music with no hesitation or shame.