The Sweetwater Creek Bluegrass Band was founded with a simple idea: have fun picking bluegrass music! The three members are Ernie Cole on stand-up bass, David Mold on mandolin, and Penn McClatchey on guitar. They feature tight three-part harmonies and a cohesive, driving sound. The band enjoy's playing primarily traditional bluegrass with gospel and even a few original bluegrass tunes.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Erin Thomas evokes the styles of Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones but remains a unique – and gorgeous – voice. Her new album “You Don’t Know Me” is a collection of songs that tell universal stories of life’s challenges, accomplishments, pleasures, and yearnings. It features appearances by some of the best instrumentalists in the world as well as the song “That Kind of Love”, a duet with Vince Gill.
“You Don’t Know Me” debuted in the Top 10 on US folk radio in August, charting at #8 on the Folk DJ album chart, with the title track coming in at #4 on the song chart. It has also received airplay in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Australia, and Thomas is touring successfully throughout the US.