2021 Artists

Joe Heilman 

(noon - 3pm)

www.joeheilman.com

 

ONE VOICE. ONE GUITAR. ONE SOULFUL FORCE

Joe Heilman grew up listening to his mother’s soul music & stealing his father’s Beatles and country records. So when he picked up an acoustic guitar what came out was a little bit of everything…and it still does!

Joe’s been writing & performing for over twenty years. He’s performed in almost every state of the union from bars & clubs to churches & homeless shelters…

The years have left a voice that sounds as well worn as a saxophone, weathered and rich...Now every song is peppered with that soulful seasoning that makes you feel warm all over!

JOSH LIEF BAND

(3 - 6pm)

www.joshlief.com

The JOSH LIEF BAND (JLB) includes Josh on vocals and guitar, Chip Hale on bass/vocals and Dan Cusack on drums.  JLB combines Josh's original music with classic and southern rock, plus some blues and country for a wide-ranging musical experience. 

Josh started playing guitar when he was 6 years old. His style is a mixture of the all the music he loved as a young musician. His influences started with his big three of Hendrix, Clapton, and Page. He also learned a lot of country style lead guitar from being a big Southern Rock fan as well as of the classic country of Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. He also loves the music of Neil Young, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead and they can be heard in his lead playing and writing. 

"Lief’s debut “Redemption” featured swaggering songs… with vocals reminiscent of Neil Young… Josh doesn't actively seek out the limelight… I get the feeling from Josh that he's lived a lot of blues."

-STYLE WEEKLY

"Lief is a fine guitar player with a warm, husky singing voice and he also writes smart songs . . . Love In Disguise is well worth investigating by anyone whose tastes lean towards the guitar-led blues-rock of Eric Clapton or Joe Bonamassa."
-BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

“Sounds like Bob Seger and Eric Clapton

infused and just went to town on songwriting”

-CHANNEL 213, RICHMOND, VA

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