Kris Acklen is a 26 year old, multi-talented performer, songwriter, music producer, live sound engineer, and D.J. A native Memphian, he found a passion for music when he began piano lessons as a child. He started out making beats and rapping when he was about 17, and then started DJ'ing at 18. These days he is the live sound engineer at Otherlands Coffeebar.
Sibella, an all female group, does more than entertain, they're also role models for young girls who want to be a part of a male dominated field.
Bryan Hartley, frontman of local band Bryan Hartley Industries, showcases his southern roots, emotions, struggles, and adventerer's spirit through his folk driven, poetic country rock music. The Memphis native has been involved with the local music scene for quite some time, playing in various bands and as a solo artist. Bryan also worked as a songwriter for the Echoes of Truth Program, a performing and fine arts camp for kids that was sponsored by Memphis City Schools.
Maggie Louie began touring at the age of 13 with the goth/alternative band Common Myrtle. In 1989 she became the lead singer for the Atlanta-based band Buttermilk. Seamlessly blending blues, rock, jazz, and folk, the band was a southern hit and toured heavily throughout the 90s.
Currently Maggie resides in Memphis!! A writer and photographer (in addition to her lovely musical abilities) - we're glad she's here... so keep an eye out for her!
Michaela Caitlin plays simple yet enchanting guitar melodies that draw you further into her space. Her songs are of love, nature and occasionally even serial killers. Though still a relatively new addition to the Memphis music scene she has numerous collaborations and an impressive catalog of solo work.
Dr. Scott Morris is the founder of the Church Health Center, a Memphis-based health service and clinic that provides affordable healthcare for those who don't have health insurance. The Church Health Center is the largest faith-based clinic of its kind in the nation. The Center also hosts the annual Rock for Love concert as a way to raise money and awareness for the Center and celebrate the diversity of Memphis music with performances by some of the city’s best bands and artists.
Randal Morton has played the banjo since 1969 performing with groups like Edwin Hubbard & The Prana Band, Devil Train, and Randal Morton & BluesGrass. He also won The National Banjo Championship in 1975 and has recorded with Bela Fleck, Bill Keith, and John Hartford.
Chris10 has returned for her second 60 seconds performance.
Chris10 has always had a passion for creating and performing and could always see herself infront of an audience. She is inspired by her experiences through travel and people to write songs that reflect life. Be on the look out for her frequent performances in several venues throughout Memphis.
The merging of Lahna Deering's strong belt-it-out voice, and Rev Neil Down's "left of center" guitar playing was just the beginning of their creative kinship. Deering and Down have been focused and diligent in their musical mission. Having gigged extensively as a duo or with full band in Alaska, Canada, Switzerland and Ireland, the pair recently relocated to the Lower 48. They have chosen Memphis, Tennessee as their new base and are presently rocking their way around the great North American Continent!