Singer/songwriter, Niccole Blaze and her bassist, Mo Kelly draw an audience with their compelling lyrics and angelic harmonies that audiences’ say “open your heart and tear it apart at the same time.”
With influences ranging from Bonnie Raitt to the Indigo Girls, they are known for their comic banter both on and off the stage. Blaze and Kelly, not one woman on fire but two ladies with a goal of bringing joy to the world through music. Original tunes sung from the heart, hope you enjoy!
The Kyd J Band electrifies the stage with every performance playing local venues with a variety of sound including indie, pop, country, and rock, to please a copious audience. Loren Azzola, the creative engine, general manager, founder, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, started this family and friends band 13 years ago, planting the seed for what has grown into a poppy, jazzy, funky, energetic mix of local talent. Loren’s son and daughter, John Azzola and Shelby Hess, rock the house with playful lyrical fervor and pulsing energy. John, an exuberant musician and singer, displays unparalleled talent with lead vocals, harmonica, mandolin, and guitar. Singing sensation,Shelby, occupies center stage with her passionate and moving voice. Mendi Serpa is at her side contributing back-up and occasional lead vocals. Other members are Josh Day (drummer and vocals), David Dinger (bass guitar), Ron Clayson (piano), Kevin Day (lead guitar & songwriter), and Lexi Azzola (vocals). The intersection of each members’ reputable talents contributes to the vitality of The Kyd J Band’s good music; with, of course, the band’s sound team: Troy Clinkscales and James Lee. The expansive genre of this band’s song catalogue makes them a southern Idaho favorite, with flavor and flair to please any audience. The Kyd J Band is a dedicated band doing exactly as they were destined to do.
Born in the deep South, Carter gained an early appreciation for the sound of old acoustic Blues, Folk and Jazz tunes. He quickly developed a deeply seeded love for the life that seems to spring forth from these recordings.
Carter's music tends to encompass these styles. Be the song moody, humorous, or somewhere within the middle ground, Freeman's songs seem based out of a reality that he has experienced somewhere along the way. Often conjuring an image of a ragged man carrying a tattered guitar case, along an old dusty country road.
"Freeman is an honest-to-God traveling troubadour."
- Pat Muir, ON Magazine Freeeman--Honest-to-God traveling troubadour
Heather Platts is a pianist/singer/songwriter from Twin Falls whose songs reflect the unique stories of women's lives. Her music appeals to fans of Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos, but reveal a unique style and sound that is refreshingly new. Fans of melodic music with strong lyric content will enjoy discovering the music of Heather Platts. Her debut album, Lighted Windows, was released in January of 2016.