COURTNEY PAULSON CD RELEASE SHOW
Courtney, a Minnesota native, is a singer/songwriter to many different styles of music. When she first started writing, it was always more of an acoustic and soulful type of sound. As time went on, she picked up on more of the hip-hop/rap. Not only because she really liked it, but to also express herself in a different way and extend her comfort zone with the writing aspect of it. In addition to a singing and writing songs, Courtney is also a mobile DJ/Producer known as DJ SPRUNK and she teaches and performs self-choregraphed Hip-Hop/Breakdance all around the state.
Desdamona is an international award-winning artist; who has taken her distinct lyrics, sounds, and artistic stylings to audiences from Minnesota to Hawaii to Puerto Rico to Germany; gracing some of Hip Hop and poetry’s most illustrious stages. Desdamona has had the pleasure of opening up for distinguished artists including Wyclef Jean, GURU, Bahamadia, Zap Mama, Black Uhuru/Sly & Robbie, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, KRS ONE and Rhymesayers artists. She has also shared the stage with influential Hip Hop artists including Canada’s Eternia, Medusa and Bgirl Rockafella.
Danami was born in Detroit, MI, the birthplace of Motown. As a child, the songs and stories of Motown legends like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and The Temptations filled his home. He is a multidisciplinary artist who strives to represent the finest qualities of the Motown tradition, but first & foremost he is a Hip-Hop artist. Growing up in the motor city, he was heavily influenced by R&B. This influence is reflected in his non-traditional approach to making Hip-Hop music.
An aspiring Producer/MC from Chicago, made his start battle rapping other mc's as young as 15 years old. With his love for hip hop, he got into everything he could exploring new entities including producing and making beats for other artists. Now attending McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul MN, he hopes to keep making music for the fans of "the good stuff," and stay positive throughout the tribulations that made who he is today.
Hannah Rey was born and raised on the North Shore of Lake Superior. With her unique blend of folk-infused songwriting, Hannah has been making waves with her live performances, gaining a fan base including Two Harbors mayor Randy Bolen. Her first full-length album will debut in Spring 2012.