Brook began belting out tunes like 'Born in the USA', and 'Jose Cuervo' at age 3 for anyone who would listen, started writing poetry and short stories at age 7, and composed her first song at age twelve. She started gigging professionally at age 17. In her 18 years onstage, Brook has opened and played with many big name acts. She recorded and toured with The Original Members of The Waylon Jennings Band (now Waymore's Outlaws), as well as artists such as Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Marshall Tucker Band, Aaron Watson, Sam Riggs, Charley Jenkins, John Michael Montgomery, Paulette Carlson of Highway 101, Dean Dillon (Writer of Tennessee Whiskey) Tracy Bird, and Ashley Monroe to name a few.
With two hard-hitting albums under her belt,and one in the works, she is an artist that can set the burning ambiance in a quiet fine dining room or rock out at an outdoor festival to the throng of dancing revelers. In either case, the listener will find escape as they are swept away on a canyon river of haunting country soul and classic songs of yester-year, soaring toward the fresh landscape of tomorrow's original indie-music scene.
Carrie Hoff is a manager, booking agent and social media marketer for several Idaho musicians. As one half of the team FultonHoff she books national touring acts at Audio Lab Recording Studios as well as local artists and manages UnCommon Records. For the past 8 years FultonHoff have also produced Ida Ho Ho. A holiday album celebrating Idaho artists, benefitting the Woman’s and Children’s Alliance. Despite one month of sales each year, Ida Ho Ho regularly lands in the top 5 sellers of the year at The Record Exchange in Boise Idaho.
Songwriting Salon coordinator, private event producer
Evelyn (Ev) Hadden moved to Boise from the Minneapolis area in 2014. She served on the Board of the Boise Blues Society for several years and is a member of the newly formed Sisters in Songwriting Council. She has written and performed with Barbara Laing in their duo the Moss Roses, sings with the band The Blues Directors, and occasionally performs with her husband, bass player George Hadden.
Meghan Kelly Watters
Meghan’s contribution towards the field of music has rightfully earned her noteworthy status in the local music scene and beyond.
As a female percussionist, Meghan captures musicians, audiences and students with her self-taught drumming style.
Her percussion collaborations often occurs live on stage - mostly with musicians she has never met or played with prior to performing live.
This improvisational ability has led her to widely performing and recording with numerous local and national artists and in various venues around the Northwest for over 20 years.
Volunteer coordinator, gathering host
Emily Tipton is a singer-songwriter from Boise, ID. She started performing in Boise in 2013 with her full band, Rob Hill (bassist) and Dave John (drummer). The trio has a groovy vintage rock & soul vibe playing Emily's original songs, inspired by love, life, family, and occasionally whiskey, as well as the band's favorite covers ranging from the 30's - today. She co-hosts Boise's longest running open mic with Rebecca Scott at Pengilly's Saloon and hosts the open mic for S.I.S. She is also a music teacher for vocal and guitar at Old Boise Music Studio and is a board member of S.I.S. (Sisters in Songwriting). Emily also performs and tours with Swillbilly, a fun lovin' country-ish band with Brook Faulk, and The Pearl Snaps, her newest collaboration with Kelly Lynae and Justin Ness.
Marketing, Show emcee, Education in Schools Liason
Based in Boise, Idaho, Kelly Lynae creates and performs music in the Northwest United States. She sings and plays ukulele, guitar, and tenor guitar. Her unexpected lyrics tell strange stories as her songs flit from whimsical poetry to bittersweet longing.
Kelly Lynae began songwriting at an early age. On her 17th birthday, her parents gave her a purple mahogany guitar, and at 21 she bought her first ukulele. Instruments, inspirations, and collaborations have come and gone, but her love of the song remains.
Kelly Lynae's poetry has twice been published in the regional literary journal, CIRQUE. Her song, "It's So Easy"won a 2015 Rockie Award for Elements of Advertising.Kelly is often accompanied by her husband, Justin Ness, who is a star in his own right.