TOC Presents The Sweet Remains & Maiah Wynne and Her Sleepless Knights
THE SWEET REMAINS (tSR) is an unusual band on todays music scene, headed by 3-gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and 3-part harmonies that define the bands sound.
Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer. However, it is their lush harmonies, that distinguish tSR from the throngs of guitar-toting troubadors and harken back to super-groups of the 60s and 70s like CSN, the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel.
When Rich Price (Burlington, VT - www.richpricemusic.com), Greg Naughton (NYC), and Brian Chartrand (Phoenix, AZ - www.brianchartrand.com) met for a chance jam-session in a Rhode Island hotel room in 2007, the three instantly recognized a musical blend and kinship that would eventually overcome geography (and solo-careers) to form The Sweet Remains.
Rich and Greg first started collaborating writing songs for Richs 2004 Geffen Records debut -- a CD that spawned Richs single Im on my way, featured on the multi-platinum Shrek 2 soundtrack. Rich has released three solo albums and written music for many high-profile film and television projects. Hailed by Performing Songwriter Magazine as a magnetic writer and performer, Greg Naughton has played his music all across this country in venues ranging from New Orleans grittiest, to the east room of the White House. His indie released CD, Demogogue & the Sun Songs, was co-produced by grammy-winning recording artist Phoebe Snow and several of Gregs songs have gone on to be covered by major label artists. Brians journeys as an internationally touring singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist have taken him from South Hadley, MA where he grew up to Phoenix, AZ where he splits his time as a solo-artist and front-man of The Project and Live from Laurel Canyon. Since 2003, Brian has released over 10 CDs with his various projects and has toured extensively in Europe.
After that first jam-session in 2007, Rich, Greg, and Brian began writing and recording together during breaks in each of their solo touring when they could all manage to meet at a small home-studio in Los Angeles. They played the tracks for producer Andy Zulla who immediately joined the project, and the bands debut CD, Laurel & Sunset, was released January 1, 2008. The band has been winning the praise of audiences and critics across the U.S. ever since. (USA TODAY has selected two tSR songs as its pick-of-the-week; BOSTON HERALD said Its been a long time since 3-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs this melodically gorgeous)
In the fall of 2010, tSR conducted their first European tour hitting clubs in Denmark and Germany. In 2011, their song What Im Looking For was featured in various placements including a Subaru car ad campaign and with Eddie Bauer. In September 2011, Dance With Me was featured in Putmayo Music compilation Acoustic Cafe to be sold in cafes and gift shops around the world. In 2012, they released a DVD & CD Live at The Canal Room. Jan. 2013 they released their sophomore studio album North & Prospect. The new album, Night Songs, was released in September 2015. As of Sept 2016, tSRs music has over 15 million plays on Spotify.
Maiah Wynne and Her Sleepless Knights
Maiah Wynne is a multi-instrumentalist, one-woman tour de force, with a show that appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds. Throughout her performances, Maiah fluently transitions through unique and traditional instruments, like the dulcimer, oil can ukulele, keys, and guitar, while her feet do the percussive work. Adept at embodying a mood or theme in one song and then swapping it for another, what emerges is a shifting and engaging experience threaded through by Wynnes haunting, evocative voice and earnest lyrics.
Artists like Maiah Wynne remind us that we have a choice in how we engage with the world. Wynne is intentional in the subjects she chooses to write about. She believes in artmusic in particularas a means for change and has dedicated projects to causes including the preservation of ocean life and mental health.
She has performed on large stages and in intimate settings including featured appearances at Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest. Maiah most recently placed second in The Museum of Pop Culture's Sound Off 2018 competition, and she toured as a featured artist with Portland Cello Project in May.
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