Performing from Manhattan to Massachusetts, from Connecticut to Highland New York, Blue's music is finding a home in Northeastern USA. Jeremy has written both lyrics and music for most material, yet also enjoys putting original music to the text of great writers like Langston Hughes and William Shakespeare, as well as freshly interpreting well-known songs from the 20's and 30's.
Some self-initiated “spiritual homework” led Jeremy to founding DreamBorn Productions in Pawling, NY. DreamBorn is currently preparing Blue's first full-length release, Embracing This. The recording, featuring ten original songs, as well as a blues/ballad rendition of “If I Only Had a Brain,” will be available this Spring.
Jeremy has been welcome by a diversity of audiences. Perhaps Aynsley Vandenbroucke, founder of Greenwich Village's GATHERING GROUP, understands why. She writes, “Jeremy Blue is a true performer... the perfect combination of raw energy and immaculate technique.”
- this Norwalk, CT based singer/songwriter performs regularly throughout Fairfield County as well as all over the East Coast. With guitar and djembe in hand, Cadence has also provided support for other artists as back-up percussionist and vocalist. She's even been know to jump up onstage at a moment's notice with almost anyone who asks for a little drumming. Her debut CD has just been released - entitled "EVOLVE" - which she recorded with the folk duo THE KENNEDYS.
- "Comfortable, friendly and completely at ease at the microphone... her performance was so haunting and hypnotic, it almost seemed irreverant to applaud" - FAIRFIELD COUNTY WEEKLY
"The melodies are true, the emotions pure - listening to EVOLVE is like taking a lung-full of fresh air"! - Amy Jeffries, WNPR, Hartford
John Raymond Pollard’s sound is intimate, composed of mostly acoustic instrumentation, compelling rhythms, and a temperamental voice. A native of the Queen City of the Great Lakes, John Raymond Pollard’s poetry and prose were first published in the Buffalo, NY School System’s annual Our Best collections. His love for language and melody united when he picked up a guitar and began creating songs.
Passion, Poison, and Politik, his second album, is comprised of a dozen songs that look at the dynamics of human interactions. Poetic lyrics tell new stories and reinterpret ancient myths. Listeners traverse various historical settings, carried along by an ever changing array of rhythms – Indian, bossa nova, and those more familiar with American listeners: folk, rock and even a country waltz. Some sounds mesmerize; others move listeners to dance. World class musicians compliment guitar, bass, and drums with an array of percussive sounds, wind synthesizer, piano, cello, violin, bass harmonica, harmonica, and horns.
John’s bossa nova, Bittersweet, was selected for inclusion on a Oasis’ Acoustic compilation CD. The Orchard.com named John a featured artist.
Musical Host - Robert Urban (Urban Productions)
Recordings: "godless", Elegies, Who I Was
With 3 original CD releases to his credit (and a 4th due in 2002) - this multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter is also owner/operator of his Manhattan-based Urban Productions Recording Studio and producer/host of the "Urban Productions BOLDLY Presents" all glbt multi-artist live-in-concert series and "Open Wide" open mic series. One of today's most distinctive & uncompromising queer rock-artists, Robert performs both solo & with his own band. He is also accompanist, session musician, producer/arranger/sound engineer and private music teacher for a variety of glbt artists. Robert has provided musical scores for a variety of professional music, dance, theater & film productions.
He is a 2002 Independent Music Award (IMA) finalist and double 2001 Outmuisc OMA Winner. Named one of 10 important new voices in modern rock by PROGRESSION Rock Magazine. - "A rare find indeed, the music of queer rock-artist Robert Urban combines a knack for gifted pop melodies with a lyrically insightful blend of rock that's hard to top" - 20TH CENTURY GUITAR MAGAZINE.