July 28, 2017
FOLK IS PEOPLE
Folk is People is a Jacksonville-based indie folk band led by singer-songwriter, Stacey Bennett. Their music is eloquently crafted into a melodic blend of stringed and percussive instruments backed by Bennett’s driving voice. Each song is a story meticulously written into verse and chorus. Folk is People’s first full-length album, The Devil Always Comes, was released in late 2016. The record sounds like indie rock married a folk song and started a pop band. Folk is People recently returned from playing showcases at SXSW in Austin and has played alongside national acts such as Shovels and Rope, David Dondero, and B.O.B.
JORDAN ESKER & THE 100 PERCENT
Jordan Esker is a self-taught musician with a 90s emo history, a 60s soul phase, and an ambient Gospel future. He has gone from being the screamer in a heavy rock band, to releasing a solo acoustic EP, to creating his own sound — not despite but by constantly collaborating with other musicians.
After releasing “Best Supporting Actor,” Jordan formed The Hundred Percent, consisting of Vincent Montemarano, who has sang and played with Jordan since age 13, Matt Raspo, and Emmit Dobbyn. After multiple tours through the southeast, a showcase at the 2017 Florida Music Conference, being featured in Creative Loafing’s Music Issue as one of 10 breakout bands, and performing on Tampa radio station WMNF, they have released their first songs as a band together. They currently are recording a full album.
Banquet is Jacksonville's premier drinking band. little bit of country and a whole lot of rock n roll. Playing sad songs really loud.
Jesse Montoya is an acoustic finger style guitarist and singer songwriter from Jacksonville, FL.
Montoya plays many venues and events in Jacksonville including The Riverside Arts Market, Deep Search Records, Downtown Art Walk, Underbelly, The Cummer Museum, Burro Bar, Grape & Grain Exchange and more.
In 2013 Montoya had the great honor of playing with nationally famous acts Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. She was also among the top ten vote gatherers in the “Music” category for One Spark 2014, The Worlds Crowd