*Joe Risdon and The 815.
Joe Risdon and The 815 make homegrown riffs in the foothills of Green Valley, OH.
indie soul, lo-fi R+B, indie rock
*Nick Wilkinson and The Featured Players
Ohio-born songwriter Nick Wilkinson draws from his rural upbringing to deliver unapologetically on wanderlust and love. His live shows have quickly gained a reputation for the enthusiasm and drama on stage. Nick was joined in 2010 by drummer Jeff Matheny and bassist Devin Simmons for a one off Battle of the Bands show, and after overwhelming response, decided to make it a thing. The Featured Players has seen a rotating cast but has solidified with bassist Kevin McManus (Burning Down Broadway) and legendary Akron guitarist Joe Golden. Whether solo or with The Featured Players, he brings a certain honesty to the stage that can only come from singing from the heart.