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Nathan Payne is a songwriter and bandleader who travels the world in search of the golden ticket.  With 21 albums to his credit, he now resides in Latin America.  Listen to select tracks and albums on Bandcamp, and click on the button below for his full discography.

Photo by Michael Thompson

Brad Hahn is a singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader from Fayetteville, Arkansas.  In addition to producing hits for Nathan Payne such as "It's What It's" and "Ashtray," Brad is also the leader of The Shady Janes, who play irregularly throughout Northwestern Arkansas.  Check out the quasi-lounge classic "I Wish We Were All Punk Rockers," featuring Nathan Payne on piano.

Photo by Ricardo Acevedo

"I am a moth, always going towards the light,

even the flames in search of the moon."

Izzy Cox was a true artist, a songwriter and performer of the highest caliber.  We met on the dead-end circuit in L.A., and shared several shows together over the years.  She spent 7 or 8 years touring nonstop, living in her car, a true road warrior and kindred spirit.  The last time I saw her was at yet another show, this time in Austin.  We sat on the bench outside the venue and smoked too many cigarettes and had a few laughs.  She gave me a copy of what would turn out to be her last album, Ballads For The Nearly Departed.  I went back to my van and that was it.  I never saw her again.  Within 2 years she'd be dead of pancreatic cancer.  I didn't know that, listening to her album repeatedly over subsequent tours.  It's an amazing piece of work; there isn't a bad song on it, and the production and musicianship are top-notch.  It is one of my favorite albums of all time.  I was very saddened to hear of her death.  Happy trails, old friend.  You are missed.

Performing Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude, Moondog can regularly be seen prowling the streets of Jerome, Arizona with a 6-pack and a broadsword, striking both fear and good humor in the hearts of passersby.  A Jerome favorite, Moondog performs regularly at the Spirit Room when he isn't busking in your nightmares.  Throw him a dollar if you see him.  He's scary, yeah I know, but he really needs the money.

Moondog at Gold King Mine, Jerome, Arizona
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