Marissa Nadler is a Boston-based singer-songwriter known for her unique musical style of blending dream pop and ambient folk. Artists including Mariee Sioux, Iron & Wine and Meg Baird, with their luring acoustic ambiance, can also be heard on Marissa’s station. In a live performance of “1923” from the album July, Marissa captured the audience with her mesmerizing voice.
Borrowing their name from the title of Charles Steen’s children’s story, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are an indie-pop group from New York City, led by singer and guitarist Kip Berman.
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Margret Wander, aka Dessa, is a singer, rapper, poet, and writer from Minneapolis. Other artists that play on Dessa’s station include Lily Allen, Lauryn Hill, Lana Del Rey and other versatile vocalists. She came through with her live band for a performance of “Call Off Your Ghost”
CRSB is a duo taking the initials from the two members, Chris Ramos and Sonny B. The two cousins call the Bay Area home and have become fan favorites in Hawaii with their own brand of Island Pop. Chris and Sonny visited the office with their band and played “Give It Up”
Singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn, accompanied by Wendy Wang, paid a visit to 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA to play an intimate studio session for a small number of lucky Pandora listeners. The performance focused mostly on her latest release, This Is Where We Are.
Robert Ellis is a singer-songwriter and guitarist currently residing in Nashville. Robert’s music soaks in elements of country, bluegrass and hints of free jazz. His lyrics and guitar work are on full display as he performs “Only Lies” along with guitarist Kelly Doyle, from the album ‘The Lights From the Chemical Plant’ out on New West Records.
G. Love mixes blues and hip hop in a style he’s made all his own over the last three decades. G, short for his first name, Garrett, recently stopped by the office sans his band Special Sauce to play “Too Much Month” from his latest album Sugar on Brushfire Records.
Bay area native Cava Menzies hails from a long line of musical talents; her father, an accomplished jazz trumpeter and early member of the Herbie Hancock sextet, while her mother is a classically trained flautist. Nick Phillips, another Bay area resident, is a trumpet player, composer, songwriter and highly coveted jazz producer. Cava and Nick came by the office with Paul Eastburn (bass) and Elizabeth Goodfellow (drums) to perform “You” from their self released album, Moment To Moment.
Typhoon, an 11-piece band from Portland, is known for making both music that ranges from quiet to anthemic. Lead singer and guitarist, Kyle Morton came by the office with Shannon Rose Steele (vocals/violin) to do an intimate version of “CPR” from their album ‘Hunger and Thirst’ on Tender Loving Empire.
Katie Herzig is a singer-songwriter currently based in Nashville. Her live show is a dynamic full-band set that is as intimate as it is epic. Katie and her band came by the office to play “Frequencies” from her latest album Walk Through Walls on Marion-Lorraine Records.