BETTY is the original pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer and sisters Elizabeth and Amy Ziff. Based in New York City, the band’s defiant attitude and signature sound of tight harmonies, infectious melodies and evocative lyrics layered over strong grooves are making their devoted cult grow larger every year. BETTY performs wildly memorable and boundary-pushing live shows all over the world.
Sister Wives has been named one the of the Best New Bands of the Year in the SLAMMy’s (Salt Lake Music Awards) voted by the readers of Salt Lake City Weekly Magazine. Sister Wives appear regularly at the Port ‘O Call, Hog Wallow, Mo Diggity’s and the Zephyr and Dead Goat Saloon (may they rest in peace) and are sought after for private appearances in and around Salt Lake.
Adrianne Gonzalez has been gaining ground with new fans and tastemakers, she was a finalist for the Coca-Cola New Music Award and will also have 2 songs featured in the upcoming feature film release “EULOGY” – a Lions Gate Film starring Debra Winger, Ray Romano, Hank Azaria, Rip Torn, Jesse Bradford and Zooey Deschanel.
Ellis may not be a household name, but once you’ve seen her perform you’re not likely to forget her. A mix of folk artist, dharma teacher, and comedienne, her music is best described by the effect it has on her audience rather than a particular genre. Simply put, she leaves audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts. With compelling songwriting and engaging performances, Ellis is quietly amassing a loyal following of supporters across the country.
Garrison Starr is an artist. It’s what she does. She loves her job, but hates the music business. Her goal is to work as hard as she can to make the best music she can and to represent herself in the most honest and authentic light possible. If she’s doing that, she’s happy. Starr has been disillusioned, bitter, beat up and to hell and back in her career, but she’s never lost faith in music. How it heals her all the time. And what it means to all sorts of people. Garrison finds it challenging to keep a foot on the machine pedal but also keep a foot grounded in the soil of inspiration and perpetual hope.
Jules Morrow – As a lover of big dreaming, rooted inspiration, and beauty in every form, Jules steps into a world centered around music and the power it so obviously emits. A 21 year old former college student, She grasped at a young age her potential to make her own luck and beat the odds by pursuing a rather risky career choice. Creativity transcends her young age to provide you with quizzical lyrics, heart tearing emotions, and a competitively unique style.
TOBY – Energetic, raw and feisty, Toby is a charismatic singer, songwriter and guitarist magically weaving together roots, rock and reggae. Passionate and joyous on stage, recent appearances like America’s Summerfest prove why Toby is warmly welcomed to festival bills, support slots and headlining shows world-wide.
Liza Garza – Emmy Award-nominated Liza Garza is a poet, vocalist and songwriter. Infusing the cultural soul of Mexican folk tunes in modern ballads with the intricacy of Hip Hop rhyme schemes, she bridges the ancestral with the modern. With performances that include The Lincoln Center, The Apollo, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, HBO Def Poetry Jam and numerous stages world wide, diverse people are finding a home in her voice.
Vinegar and Pearls
Vinegar and Pearls – The ladies of Vinegar & Pearls really like each other’s music a lot. When the idea came to Mary Tebbs to put an evening of music together that included herself plus some friends, she hand-picked some of her favorite leading ladies and jumped at the chance to play with these talented and respected musicians.
Mia Dyson – Her brilliant musicianship, “gritty, yet gorgeously haunting voice,” and reputation for inspired and exposed live performances caught the attention of some of the most iconic musicians of the last 50 years. In addition to Raitt, both Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker invited her to be the opening act for their national tours. She has also been featured at major international music events including the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, WOMAD, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, and on the Central Park NY Summer Stage with Ani DiFranco.
Natalia Zukerman is a professional guitar player and collaborator. She regularly records and tours with well known and respected musicians – including Catie Curits, Janis Ian, Willy Porter and Susan Werner. She enjoys playing with diversely talented friends/colleagues.
Mona Tavakoli was crowned Little Miss San Jose in 1984, (for her riveting Persian dance performance) and since then, she has been on the fast track to stardom. Playing the drums since she was 11 years old, Mona now incorporates the cajon, jangley ankles, vocals, and wisecracks into her performances, along with her drum kit.
Sister Dottie S. Dixon
Sister Dottie S. Dixon, Emcee – A tenth generation Mormon. Sister Dottie is happily married to Donald D. Dixon (Don) for over 35 years overta the Provo, Temple. They are the proud parents of a gay son, Donnie P. Dixon. She’s a good-will ambassador for all organizations that advocate for human equality. Past-president of the Spanish Fork PFLAG, and member of the Greater Utah County PFLAG organization. Lifetime Member of the D.U.P. and regular contributing writer for Wasatch Woman.