Active since 2013, Paisley Fields is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader splitting time between Brooklyn, New York and Nashville, Tennessee.
A touring member of the newly reformed queer-country icons Lavender Country, Paisley also played keyboard on their 2022 album Blackberry Rose.
On Limp Wrist, Paisley draws inspiration from queer icon Andy Warhol and a myriad of drag artists with whom he’s collaborated. His years of experience in Manhattan piano bars did not diminish his love for country music, and he has already released two albums that pay homage to the music of his youth.
Limp Wrist is an exploration of where rural queerness intersects religion. Paisley’s family were devout Catholics, and he served as the official church pianist in his parish throughout his teens, playing every Sunday.
The songs on Limp Wrist are deeply personal, and often touch on what it was like to grow up closeted and queer in rural Iowa in the early 2000s. “Black Hawk County Line” tells the story of Paisley being outed by a former friend his senior year in high school, “Dial Up Lover” is about logging on to gay AOL chat rooms to find other queers in the area, and “Plastic Rosary” recounts the experience of being told he’ll never get into heaven while praying the rosary.
The most personal and biographical moment comes during “Iowa”, which recounts the tragic murder of Matthew Shepard, and the visceral fear he had to wrestle with since he was already aware of how different he was.
The album ends on an uplifting note, sharing a message of friendship and hope with "Tomorrow Finds a Way".
The stories are his, but the feelings they convey – love, loneliness, lust, fear – are still universal.
Rock n roll is forged in pain and catapulted by tragedy. It is polished with unwillingness to travel any other road. That electricity brought these Northeast Florida women together as one, creating the band Annie Dukes.
Annie Dukes is a female fronted rock band out of Northeast Florida. Their sound is mixture of 70's rock with 90's grunge tones, saturated with three part harmonies. "Black Sabbath meets Fleetwood Mac". They have toured all over the southeast in their short time as a band, landing them direct support slots with artists like Maggie Rose, Nita Strauss, Plain White T's, Thelma and the Sleaze, Tyler Bryant, Blacktop Mojo and many more.
As soon as the band hit their local scene, they began to book shows. Having a full calendar during the early writing stages forced the band to find Annie's heavy, raw, electric sound in front of crowds. It was hard work and honesty that pushed the band to tour early on and leave their hometown. Releasing new music in early 2023, Annie Dukes have plans to hit the road and head west.
Bred from an adolescence spent climbing from the hellish pits of Florida's dives, The Dirty Janes ooze a rock n' roll authenticity hard to come by in modern day.
Their fledgling years were typical — dingy sports bars, set-lists laden with covers — and they were well-documented under the group's former name “Sick Hot," which was at long last laid fo rest after more than half a decade.
Now, there's a revised air of sophistication that seeps between the curtain of fringe sleeves and shaggy manes of hair; covers have become far and few within a prolific repertoire of original music that's reminiscent of godfather rock bands like Humble Pie, Slade, and early Aerosmith.
The Dirty Janes emerge seasoned with several major festival appearances under their belt, having played with names like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elle King, The Allman Betts Band, and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.
With a full-length album under way, Clearwater's renowned Clear Track Studios has become a second home for the group. It will be their first release under their new name and is expected to hit both platforms and shelves early next year.
The East Nashville Power Pop band Tayls transports listeners into a temporary dwelling of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy. Their dynamic pop-punk anthems and effervescent energy has captured hearts across Nashville, creating a multisensory experience while providing a feeling of belonging. The band’s self-proclaimed genre, Friendship-Punk, combines a DIY ethos with a do-it-together spirit.