A recent NYC transplant, Sarah Pigion steps into the LA songwriters community with her own unique voice. Her desire to create her own work eventually pulled her away from her years as a musical theatre actress. Drawing from her traditional background as well as songwriting idols, Rufus Wainwright, Fiona Apple, and Guy Garvey, Sarah presents her debut sound with producer Billy Mohler (Carina Round, The Drowning Men, Lenka...) in a collection of piano, harmonium, guitar, and other stringed instruments, illuminating a relatable story of joy, heartbreak, and resilience.
Eddie Berman: Eddie Berman (Los Angeles, CA) writes vivid, poetic songs atop fleet finger picking guitar and clawhammer banjo. His stories span from wistful misanthropes after a plague to lovers defying the laws of space and time. Eddie’s eponymous debut EP came out in 2011 and has been featured in numerous programs on the world famous KCRW. He has since assembled Eddie Berman & The Iron Rails. Their first full length LP is scheduled to be released in August 2012.
Jaime Drake: Jamie Drake has become a familiar name in Los Angeles. First known on the scene for her Year-Long Residency at Crane’s Tavern during Beachwood Rocker night, she set a goal to play every week - showcasing new material, inviting musicians up without prior rehearsal and sometimes audience members to sing-along with what became her theme song, “Plumbline.” (read the Vinyl District's blog about Plumbline HERE ) Known for having the ability to laugh at herself and entertain with ease as well as draw out deeper emotions from her listeners, Jamie makes one laugh or cry depending on the spirit and theme of the show, understanding that “as a listener, you need to feel something every time you hear a song, not just a catchy little tune that will soon annoy you, as it becomes overplayed. You deserve something that moves you, something you can revisit several years from now and still connect with, songs that are themselves a holistic piece of art. Jamie Drake gives you that.” - Colette Weintraub (rockisagirlsbestfriend).
Jamie is known for her wide range and style of songwriting and her unique voice, that seems to grab you without realizing it has its hold on you, and touches you in a way that transforms your experience as something that is intimate and real. This quality was recognized by A&R veteran Michael Rosenblatt (Madonna, Depeche Mode) and crowned the winner of LP33.tv's Studio Fast Track contest, she partnered with Pledge Music - an organization that supports artists by helping them raise funds for projects by calling on fans to pledge - and put the finishing touches on her first record, "When I Was Yours," which was released on May 13th. “Mercurial songs like the defiant 'Plumbline', the ethereal 'Beautiful', and the spectral 'Being Alone' recall the past and present poles of the rustic cow-blues of Bob Dylan (circa John Wesley Harding) and J Tillman.. there’s very little on the album that sounds remotely 'modern' and would sit nicely amongst a playlist of Judee Sill, Karen Dalton, Sandy Denny and the Roches. An accomplished album from an intriguing singer-songwriter. One to keep an eye (and ear) on.” – powerofpop