(Seattle / DC)
Kaeley joined Local Woman Records in 2017 with the release of her EP "Hi From Pillows".
Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm grew up on a small mountain with farm animals in rural Eastern Washington state. She had just moved to Washington, DC from Seattle in order to jumpstart her dream of affecting change in the belly of the beast through music and activism when her life took a sharp turn. Diagnosed with an illness affecting her ability to play instruments and work a desk job, Kaeley turned to writing simple acoustic folk songs in order to process and heal. She enlisted the help of her generous friends and family in the team effort of keeping her body functioning by creating a Patreon campaign that fuels her healthcare costs monthly. She aims to continue the conversation about what it means to be a community member in this strange world, and believes that continuing that conversation in song is sometimes better than just yelling at each other.
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The Deli Magazine writes that Sara has a “lovely, hypnotic voice that'll certainly entrance you into exploring more of her music. While Sara is not trying to hypnotize you, she will invite you to explore the themes of her honest and often autobiographical songs. Born and raised in Washington, DC on The Beatles, Michael Jackson, musical theater, and Joni Mitchell, the influences present in her songwriting are eclectic. AudioFemme calls her music “smart yet delicious, like a kale smoothie as yummy as a milkshake.” Sara Curtin is a CMJ premiered artist and her 2015 album "Michigan Lilium" charted on the CMJ Top 200 charts.
That Music Magazine calls her "a gifted songwriter who understands that you don’t write because you want to say something, but because you have something to say and she sure as heck says it exquisitely."
Watch & Listen at www.saracurtin.com
For as long as she can remember, jazz bassist and singer-songwriter Nicole Saphos has always gotten lost in the elegant emotionality of The Great American Songbook. Upon graduating from Temple University in 2012, the Los Angeles native relocated to DC, and began her professional music career in earnest. To date, she’s performed at such venerated venues as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Mansion, and The Kimmel Center, among others. In 2012, she formed her own trio, which has coalesced around drummer Ele Rubenstein and guitarist John Lee. Downbeat Magazine describes her as a “distinctive & warm presence on the bandstand”. In Fall 2016, Saphos released her critically acclaimed debut album, Tiptoe.
“Technically formidable and immensely communicative, her performances grab you by the ear and refuse to let you go, which is keenly exhibited on her breathtaking debut album Tiptoe”. -Raul de Gama, Jazz Sensibilities
Her upcoming EP "Buzz & Bloom" is OUT NOW
Watch & Listen at www.nicolesaphos.com