April 2018 News
Brett Hunter Featured Artist of the Month + shows coming up.
We had the pleasure of meeting our friend Brett a couple summers back at High Sierra Music Festival. While gleefully zooming about on our bike at night (a pastime we highly recommend at HS). We stopped by a friends’ camping spot and mini stage, just in time to hear the tail end of a jam including the powerful, striking and soulful voice of Brett. After a brief invite to come jam later that evening, we were thrilled to watch him stroll in sometime after midnight. Known as Mouthful by the camp Grounded community, the nickname is true, as he’s got a lot to melodically and tonally say and can relay it in a manner that will make your knees weak and send chills across your skin. It was an epic jam, to say the least, and none of us noticed as the barn became engulfed by eager listeners and the sun began to rise outside… what is that saying about time flying? You can hear his amazing voice in the video’s below; one at Soul Graffiti Studios, and one as a finalist on the Voice.
If you have been paying attention to mediums such as The Voice, or social media, you might have seen Brett recently killing it on there with Stevie Wonder’s “Mama Jama” check out his journey there, and while you’re at it, download some of his stuff. You won’t regret it, and it will inspire him to do more of what he’s so smokin’ good at!
You can also catch Brett with other favorites of ours Friday April 13th at Slims in SF.
Strike Iron Kickstarter:
We have had the pleasure of having the 12 piece afro-funk band, Strike Iron, rehearse and record audio and video at our studio to support their Kickstarter, Tiny Desk submission, and prepping for their shows. Please support their next album by donating HERE to their Kickstarter.
You can send them some love & support here, and while you’re at it, admire the fetching photo of them in the Soul Graffiti stairwell. 😉
Tiny Desk Contest Submissions from SG Artists:
Honey of the Heart at the Center of the Arts with T Sisters (photos and live stream)
Maren Metke and Justin Ancheta of Honey of the Heart were honored to open for their bay area buddies last month at the Grass Valley Center or the Arts, joined by their friend and collaborator, Adrienne Mehri Shamszad, adding her 3rd part harmonies.
The T’s pulled off a full rock star show, complete with costumes, fun moves, epic harmonies, grace, and style. From reverent to silly to rocking, these ladies know how to entertain a crowd!
It was a fun show and evening, made a little sweeter by the appearance of a new 4th band member of HOTH! Maren and Justin are expecting a little one mid-June. Her tiny but significant presence made the evening all the sweeter
SXSW Memories and thank you’s
Nalu the Sprinter van took us on an adventure down to Austin Texas for the beloved SXSW for the week, and in collaboration with Rock The Bike, we were able to set up a Pedal Powered stage amidst all the music festive fun!
Our gratitude and acknowledgment goes out to Sam, Aziz, Justin and Bjeorn from Germany for making this event happen.
You can check out some videos of the events and performers on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/soulgproductions/