The Jackson Rider: The Jackson Rider is a music outfit that hails from Philadelphia. As brothers and musicians, they have come together to create and perform live original music. In the vein of Rock, Rhythm & Roots, Hip Hop and Soul, TJR likes to occasionally stroll the fine line of fusion. Take a little bit of Sublime, a pinch of Citizen Cope, a hint of the Avett Brothers, and you’ve got yourself a slice of Jackson Rider Pie.
Delivering solid Indie credentials with a street savvy swagger, The Jackson Rider is undoubtedly making waves on the Philadelphia music scene and leaving sold out shows in their wake. They've racked up local radio play and prime gigging real estate (World Cafe Live, House of Blues, Escape2NY Music Festival, The Trocadero, Tin Angel, Legendary Dobbs, Doc Watsons (RIP) and North Star).
With their self-released debut album “Mighty Wind Blower” officially under their belt as of July 30th 2011, The Jackson Rider continues to grow in popularity – building a fan base and creating buzz beyond the local scope, and venturing onto a national level. Already gearing up for their sophomore album, The Jackson Rider is bound and determined to climb as many rungs as they can on the musical ladder of their lives.
Jet City Lovers: Four musical personalities rooted in hip-hop, indie and rock 'n roll make explosive, energetic music with a desperate edge. Jet City Lovers is the product of two electric NYC bands – flashy and funky Jett Black and Glossy & hard rocking SoSoHuman. It's naughty, it's punk, it's... NAUGHTY PUNK, the new alternative.
Agents of Karma: Formed by Jay Cavanaugh and Conrad Sparnroft in the mid 2000’s to fill a void in the music scene, Agents of Karma quickly gained a reputation in New York City for high energy live shows, dynamic musicianship and eclectic non formula song writing. With the arrival of energetic drummer Patrick (Paddymike) Conlon in 2007 who along with his acoustic drum kit brought in sampling and additional background vocals, made the current line up complete. Paddy Mike brings a talent for arranging and plenty of touring experience, including trips overseas to europe and hundreds of gigs and recording sessions under his belt. Outside of music Paddymike's other passion can be summed up in 5 words... "Give Blood....Play Ice Hockey". Couple that with Conrad Sparnroft’s arsenal of guitar processors, vast collection of amazing instruments and back ground of study with a who’s who list of great guitarists like: Vinnie Zummo (Joe Jackson Band), John Berenzy, Steve Khan, Bill Connors, Dave Fuiczynski (Screaming headless torsos), Vernon Reid + Hiram Bullock, and you’re off to a flying start. Conrad, a Scuba diving enthusiast also practices the martial art forms of Tai Chi Chaun, Tae Kwon Do, American Kickboxing, Wing Chun + Judo. And finally Jay Cavanaugh on Bass and Lead Vocals who’s gone from Painting, to playing bass with the 50’s legends The Del Vikings, to studying with Robert Fripps League of Crafty Guitarists, to acting in various Play’s and Independent films to doing Voice Over work for Bill Plympton, brings his art chameleon back ground into the mix to round it all out. An avid organic vegetable grower and alternative health advocate, Jay spends his down time monitoring and commenting on politics through social platforms like Facebook + Myspace, (Secretly he want’s his own show) reading books on Toaism and collecting cool used basses.