Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that split’s time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Black Keys, and Clutch. It's clear that the band's sound spans many different eras and sub-genres, relying on a classic rock and roll sound that has been updated for our modern times.

Black Pistol Fire features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school. The two became founding members of rock and roll trio The Shenanigans. With The Shenanigans, they recorded an LP titled Bombshell Baby. After things with The Shenanigans and Toronto got stale, the two wanted a change of scenery and to try out something new. They then packed up their instruments and a bag of clothes and headed south. The band finally settled down in Austin, Texas in 2009 and Black Pistol Fire was born. The two have been playing together for 11 years, the last 3 of those in Black Pistol Fire.

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Katy Guillen and the Girls

Katy Guillen and The Girls, out of Kansas City, MO, formed in September of 2012. The blues influenced roots rock trio is made up of Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums). The group's sound is characterized by Guillen's searing, lively guitar licks; Williams' heavy, driving drums; and Adams' rock solid bass lines.

Guillen's soulful vocals backed by Adams' intense harmonies add a fierce punch to Guillen's songwriting. KG&G draw influences everywhere from rock and roll contemporaries like Heartless Bastards and the timeless guitar god Jimi Hendrix to sweet songstress Patty Griffin. They've been known to pack a blues and BB-Q roadhouse, just as easily as they will fill up a multi bill rock/alternative venue.

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Trends come and go, but the idea of a bunch of guys getting together in a garage and playing the kind of music that makes the neighbors call the cops - that’s forever. And it’s that idea that’s crystallized in the form of Radio Moscow. The power trio led by the Stratocaster genius Parker Griggs have found THE formula: powerful, crunching Sabbath style chords and fiery solos that earn the right to be called Hendrixian and plants its flag firmly in the territory where psychedelic rock and cranked-up blues meet.

The sound is unabashedly retro (think Cream, Blue Cheer, Led Zep or Jimi Hendrix Experience) so it’s easy to see how it caught the ear of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who produced its 2007 self-titled debut. With "Brain Cicles", their second album Radio Moscow proves that they’re not a cheap time machine but a direct descendant from the golden age of Rock’n’Roll. In 2011, Griggs continues his psychedelic trip with "The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz" realesed by Alive Records.

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Pedigree will tell. In rhythm and soul, it’s bred in the bone.
Tasha Taylor, the youngest daughter of pioneering R&B artist, Johnnie Taylor is having a breakout year! An entertainment triple threat, Tasha is a multi-talented musician, actor and performer. As a musician she is the complete package, an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and now, producer of REVIVAL, TAYLORMADE and her upcoming 3rd album.

Tasha began traveling with her family on tour as a child and was constantly surrounded by music legends. Johnnie, by example, instilled in her his concept of dedication and hard work in pursuit of his music career. He never pushed his children to follow an artistic career...but that decision was taken out of his hands when early on Tasha decided to carry on his musical legacy.

“I just remember being on the side of the stage...A LOT!” remembers Tasha. “Watching dad work shows with great artists...The Jackson 5, Natalie Cole, Sister Sledge, Johnnie Guitar Watson...and so many others over the years.”

Johnnie chose Dallas, Texas, Tasha’s childhood home, as home base because it was smack dab in the path of his winter and summer tours. And Dallas provided the opportunity to spend some time at home with his family, parking the tour bus in the back driveway.

Dallas gave up everything it had to offer to an up and coming soulstress, and subsequently Tasha moved to the northeast, enrolling in the Theater Department at Boston University. After semesters of polish and Shakespearean training, Tasha recommitted herself to follow her father’s muse. Was Hollywood or New York going to be her new home? A flip of a coin sent her west.

Within a relatively brief time, she acquired on the job training, and the accoutrements of an entertainment career, coaches, agents, managers, producers, the gamut of services available to those who come to town with Talent.

Tasha adds, "My dad always told me that it was called show business for a reason. It's 90% business and 10% show. If you don't know your business... you're in trouble!"

She has been busy as a featured guest on acclaimed network fare such as "House," and "Ugly Betty," and in indie films, "Dimples" and the just released "Heaven Ain't Hard to Find." As a composer, her original music has been featured on "Men In Trees" and "Lipstick Jungle." Tasha also performs live in concert, showcasing her fabulous voice in venues as diverse as the Detroit Blues Festival, New Orleans' Jazzfest and for Friends of New Orleans.

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Hard-hitting original rock songs driven by classic guitar licks and heavy riffs are what Steve Costello has always strived for. And in the years since playing the Northern Ontario bar circuit at the age of 13, he has more than adequately proven his ability to rock with the best of them. Now 22, has been doing what he loves best: entertaining. 
As a teen building his chops, Steve found inspiration in the work of artists like Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and Joe Bonamassa; but his earliest influences were the legends - Zeppelin, Hendrix, Clapton - and it is from these British Blues roots, along with elements of Rock, Grunge and Steve’s own considerable gift of invention, that he has managed to forge a fresh, signature sound. And nowhere is this sound better demonstrated than in his 2013 debut solo album, Steve Costello - Vol. 1, a powerhouse collection of 7 originals and a rockin’ cover of the Willie Dixon classic, “Evil.” Following its release both physically and digitally on iTunes, the album took his growing fan base by storm, and has lead to many new opportunities, including winning the 2013 LCBO Whisky Rocks Competition and opening for Theory of a Deadman in November of that year.

With a never waning commitment to his music and a rapidly growing international fan base, Steve is doing whatever it takes to become a successful musician. He has shown time and again that he can rise to any challenge, and will continue to grow and express himself with an unrelenting passion for music. 

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