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6 Violet and the
Founded: 2011 Genre: Indie folk rock Members: Violet Vonder Haar, Phylshawn Johnson, Caitlin Lukin and Linda Bott Record label: The Nation of Love Albums: “Hour After Hour” (2013), “WAVES” (2014) Mid-Mo venues: The Bridge, Mojo’s, The Blue Note, Rocheport General Store The live show experience: “Good energy that makes you want to move. Making connections with the audience members.” New, exciting opportunities: “We completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, which funded a four-week West Coast tour, April 11 to May 11.”
Founded: 2008 Genre: Indie folk Members: Hannah, Delia and (sometimes) Amanda Rainey Record label: Special Passenger Records Albums: “The Best Game Ever” (2009), “New Bones” EP (2010), “Sunrise Sleepy-Eyed” (2011), “Wild Dreamin’ ” (2013) Mid-Mo venues: Mojo’s, Café Berlin, The Bridge The live show experience: “Our live performances are usually full of energy, either fun or emotional. We tend to express different emotional shifts in each song through dynamics and instrumentation. We also have a great bond, being twins, that can be seen on stage.” New, exciting opportunities: “We went on a two-week tour over the summer that we booked ourselves. We played in bars, venues and house shows. It was an amazing experience! A few of our songs are being used for the soundtrack of an [upcoming] independent movie called ‘Bread & Butter.’ ”
INSIDE COLUMBIA NOVEMBER 2014
The message to the music fans is get out there and plop that $5 bill down and see some of these bands and support them because there are some really worthy artists in this community who can use all of the support they can get.
— Richard King, former
owner of The Blue Note and Mojo’s