The 5 Spot
Born and raised in the Home of the Blues, (Memphis, TN) CAMM, a Hip Hop artist, songwriter, and producer, brings a refreshing and soulful sound to the genre. Resurrecting traditional Hip Hop influences such as A Tribe Called Quest and Biggie and incorporating elements of Pop, Soul, Jazz, and Gospel music, CAMM creates and tells stories in ways they have never been told before.
The son of a pastor, like many, CAMM got his start in the church. His gift as a musician and an artist were discovered and flourished here. But instead of pursuing Gospel music, CAMM wanted to make an impactful splash on the Hip Hop industry. He says “I’m gospel, not in the sense that I sing or write gospel music, but that I bring good news.” Going against the usual grain of “money, hoes, and clothes” in Hip Hop, CAMM’s music projects a spirit of fun, love, and consciousness, engaging a vast and diverse audience.
Coming off of the success of his last project «The Life of Henry Wiggins», He recently released a new project, new sound, and new movement with his debut album, «Higher Learning». His first single, «Change ft. Abbey Smith», has already garnered positive reactions, acclaim, and opportunities for his growth.
== Jess Nolan
Jess Nolan, a New Jersey native labeled as an old soul, has been compared to strong female songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carole King. Her love of piano-driven music and poetic lyrics started in her childhood home and only blossomed further when she attended the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Jess has opened for and toured with some incredible artists such as Gabe Dixon, Jorma Kaukonen, Muddy Magnolias, Dynamo, and Jason Eskridge. A skilled keyboardist and powerful vocalist, Jess puts on a captivating live show with her band, full of energy and emotion. She currently resides in Nashville where she paints stories of triumph and heartbreak through her soulful songwriting. Jess was a finalist for Lightning 100 and BMI's 2016 Road To Roo competition and the grand prize winner for their 2016 Music City Big Break competition. She was also named Best Live R&B/Soul Performer at the 2017 Nashville Industry Music Association Awards.
== Brass Lightning
Brass Lightning is the horn section to keep you moving in the right direction! The unique trio delivers sonically rich and energetic performances, guaranteed to get your soul and booty moving together in perfect harmony. Backed by the fiery bass and drum duo of Evan Paydon and Brendan Bull (The “Boom Docs”), Brass Lightning presents an original sound, honoring all branches of the noble horn-section tree.
Brass Lightning released their self-titled EP, recorded by Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Chris Finney, on Feb. 8th, 2016. The 3-track EP showcases the band’s crowd-pleasing blend of danceable grooves and soulful melodies. Drawing upon the sounds of artists such as Rebirth, the Horny Horns, Anthony Hamilton, and Kneebody, Brass Lightning strives to deliver that special brand of New Orleans funk and love, one groove at a time.
Horn section credits:
Mike Dillon Band