Equally comfortable acoustic or electric, The Novelists’ evocative folk/pop music features cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers and their signature four-part harmonies. In 2013, they debuted The Novelists Book Club, a music subscription giving fans two original releases each month. In March 2014, they released Book One, the first of two albums made up of Book Club material. The group’s rich narratives highlight their storytelling prowess, with lyrics that immerse listeners into vivid, thought-provoking scenes—like an elderly couple on a 17th-floor balcony or two teens unknowingly parked at a murder scene. The Novelists’ ear-pleasing sound and evocative storytelling reflects their influence from bands like The Decembrists, and writers like Ernest Hemmingway. In addition to headlining a gig at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, The Novelists have become a mainstay on the West Coast festival and concert circuits. They’ve shared the stage with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, John Prine and Daryl Stuermer (Genesis). Fans and critics alike are taking notice of The Novelists—with the group’s song “With Drawl” recently winning Reno Gazette Journal’s “Best Local Song of 2018.”
With a magnetic stage presence, powerful vocals and killer guitar riffs, blues sensation Kara Grainger is a musical force to be reckoned with. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Grainger’s musical pursuits have taken her on an incredible journey across the globe. Combining tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a heartfelt approach to songwriting, Grainger's truly unique sound will leave you uplifted, inspired and always wanting more. Her latest release “Living With Your Ghost,” released through Station House Records, reached No. 3 on Billboard’s “Top Blues Album Chart” and No. 89 on the “Folk/Americana Album Chart.” The album was recorded in Austin, Texas and co-produced by Anders Osborne. It’s no surprise that Grainger has been invited to perform at festivals like the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Colorado’s Blues from the Top Festival and Austin City Limits. She has also opened the show for musical legends such as Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and Jonny Lang, to name a few.