Calder Allen debuted at last fall’s ACL Fest with an all-star band that included Charlie Sexton, Martie Maguire, Glenn Fukunaga, and his uncle Bukka Allen. While they provided an impressive backing to the lanky, ball-capped 19-year-old songwriter, Allen flashed a talent that rose to the occasion.
Briscoe is the Austin-based project of Truett Heintzelman and Philip Lupton. Briscoe was started by Philip his senior year of high school in 2019 as an outlet for his original music. Soon after the EP "From the Room" was released, Truett officially joined the band and the red-headed duo became official. Together the pair has released a single, "Sailing Away", and an LP, "Flower Johnson".
Jonathan Tyler has taken cues from Southern rock veterans like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Black Crowes, and Led Zeppelin, focusing on original rock. Although Tyler was born in Birmingham, AL, he later relocated to Dallas, TX, where a friendship with a local rhythm guitarist named Kansas allowed Tyler the chance to exercise his songwriting abilities.