Idaho State University Summer CONCERTS, 2010
*All opening bands start at 6 p.m. on the ISU quad with main band starting at 7 p.m.
Ryanhood May 27th
with opening band The Bank Band
In three years time, the acoustic guitar duo has graduated from performing subway stations to touring theaters with platinum selling artist Jason Mraz and gone from seling self-made CDs to recording their forthcoming record with a Grammy winning producer.
Shevy Smith June 3rd
with opening band Nyr Lif
"I guess growing up surrounded by miles of open spaces tends to make you rely on your imagination for a lot of entertainment.” Growing up on a farm in central Kansas, Shevy Smith began her ventures into music by way of classical piano at age four. With influences like Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, and Sheryl Crow, she quickly transferred that energy into hours of quality time spent with her guitar.
Scratch Track June 10th
with opening band Sober Down
Blending hip-hop, rock, soul, and blues, SCRATCH TRACK brings something refreshing. Washington Square News called them “Style bending, mind-bending, and undeniably original.” Guitarist Jason Hamlin and vocalist/beatboxer David “DJ” Lee continue to evolve their live, acoustic performance into a powerful celebration of sound.
Mike Sullivan June 17th
with opening band Danielle
Singer/guitarist Sullivan delivers an organic, low-key, oh-so-smooth performance that benefits from musicianship that, while subtle, has an expert touch.
Ladd Smith June 24th
with opening band Soul Serene
Ladd Smith was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma September 21/22 at Midnight in 1982. But To hear Ladd Smith sing & play, your ears will tell you that you’re hearing a veteran singer/songwriter.
John Rush July 1st
with opening band Nate Fowler
“John Rush takes you on a musical journey by singing and playing guitar, bass, harmonica, piano, sax, keyboard and percussion. John Rush plays Original Music and Covers depending upon what the audience requests.John has been called a “ Human iPod.
Cary Judd July 8th
with opening band John Allred
CARY JUDD undoubtedly redefines the one-man-show. Cary begins each show by playing a riff or progression that finds itself embellished in a swirl of drum and guitar loops that he masterfully creates with a series of electronic pedals at his feet. Cary has opened for acts such as Pedro the Lion, Of Montreal, ,Life House, Rooney, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yelstin, David Ryan Harris, This Providence, Amber Pacific, Nerf Herder, Reel Big Fish, Love Story Hero, and Missing Persons.
The Clumsy Lovers July 15th
The Clumsy Lovers
with opening band Mountain Grip
The Clumsy Lovers, like so many bands, started out in their parent’s basements and scrounged about for gigs. Their unique blend of celtic, bluegrass, and Rock influences made that search a little easier, and soon the band was playing a fairly steady schedule of weekend gigs at local pubs.
Zane Williams July 22nd
with opening band Audio Moonshine
ZANE WILLIAMS honed his songwriting and performing skills on the road. After winning several major song contests (John Lennon “Song of the Year”, CMT/NSAI grand prize, and two categories of the Merlefest Christ Austin song contest), So far this year, Zane has picked up a Lennon Award from the John Lennon Song Contest for his inspirational anthem “Hope is a Flame”.
Steve Means July 29th
with opening band Hendr 9
Combining smooth grooves with powerful lyrics and infectious hooks, 22 year old singer/songwriter Steve Means soulful brew of pop music has earned him a rapidly growing national fanbase. His funk-infused acoustic sound has drawn comparisons to everyone from Stevie Wonder and Marc Broussard to John Mayer.Being a triple threat songwriter, musician, and performer, Steve Means has hooks that satisfy even the most discriminating listeners.