David RamirezDavid Ramirez is an up and coming Indie artist who plays both guitar and drums. David is known for his honest and true lyrics; he does not aspire to top the charts, but instead simply wishes to tell truthful stories. A performer at the South by Southwest Festival, David is about to release his new EP, The Rooster. Off of this album comes his new song, "The Bad Days", which he is currently releasing for free. Inspired by both Bob Dylan and Arcade Fire, David has a folky sound to his music which contains meaningful lyrics that he wrote himself. His first independent album was #2 on the Itunes Singer-Songwriter Charts, and he has been hailed as "one of Americana's great undiscovered songwriters...". @ramirezdavid
Jillian EwardsJillian Edwards was born and raised in Richardson, went to school at Baylor University, and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Her first open mic appearance was at Common Grounds, a place she still performs at frequently. Having released her second EP last November, Jillian seamlessly combines folk, pop, and rock with touches of ambient and country grooves. Her songs are sometimes upbeat and insightful, and other times heartbreaking and emotional. As a Christian singer and songwriter, she draws from her own life experiences to write uplifting and inspiring music. @jillianchappy
Layne LynchReleasing her EP in April, Layne Lynch is one of Baylor's Uproar Artists. Described as "vibrant, daring, and exceedingly gifted", Layne is incredibly down to earth and genuine. She aspires to, and has succeeded at, creating meaningful music; music that is both distinct and imaginative. Her constant pursuit of betterment and the experiences she's had as a performer have crafted her into a powerful yet sincere artist. @LayneLynch
The DerivativesThe Derivatives are a five-piece band that has been described as having "an upbeat, acoustic blues, rock feel that brings good vibes and believes in giving each show everything [they] have." The Derivatives consist of a rhythm guitar, vocals, drums, saxophone, keys, and bass, providing for a complete band atmosphere. This full sound is one of their main distinguishing factors not just from other Uproar Artists, but other artists in general. Those that have heard them have trouble describing their sound, but say that it is incredibly enjoyable and unlike anything or anyone they have heard before. @TheDerivatives
O, LovelandConsisting of members Amy Boykin and Clark Jones, O, Loveland gets its name from the hometown of Ms. Boykin: Loveland, Ohio. The band features Amy on piano vocals while Clark plays ukulele, harmonica, tambourine, and mandolin. Described by Boykin as "Stomping, dancing folk music", O, Loveland's sound is different and enlightening. Amy's raw talent and Clark's amazing instrumental skills provide for a satisfying and heartening performance. @OLoveland
Green River OrdinanceIn 2007, GRO's intensity and strong fan connection prompted EMI to sign them to Capitol Records. In 2009, "Out of Our Hands", the band's debut album, shot to No. 10 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and catapulted two singles, "Come On" and "On Your Own," into the Top 40. GRO has shared stages with Bon Jovi, Train, Counting Crows, Gavin Degraw and other headliners; earned press coverage from CNN, Billboard and Alternative Press and has had their music played on 56 network and cable shows along with three films. In July 2010, GRO recorded "Under Fire" at studios in Texas and Oklahoma. For this album, the band wrote all songs built on a foundation of strong, solid, high-impact music – walls of guitar, hushed and intimate acoustic moments and rousing harmonized vocals. Their song "Endlessly" is a crowd favorite and is sure to be a hit at Dia 2013.
Five For FightingSinger/songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. This can be heard on the past four albums by Five For Fighting, the band name under which he records and performs. Ondrasik's debut album, the critically acclaimed, "Message for Albert", was released in 1997. Five For Fighting's breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song "Superman" from the Platinum certified "America Town". Already climbing the charts prior to 9/11, "Superman" went on to have a life of his own, becoming a song of healing for the nation. In 2004, John recorded the Platinum-certified album, "The Battle For Everything", which yielded the retrospective hit, "100 Years," a song that has become a part of the classic American songbook. With the 2006 release of Two Lights, featuring "World," the hit song "The Riddle," and "Freedom Never Cries," John continued to craft songs with material drawn from his personal experience in regards to love, war, culture, family, humanity and mortality.
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