The Noah Wotherspoon Band hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Wotherspoon has been immersed in the blues and mesmerizing audiences with his soulful guitar playing since he was a teenager. The band, which includes Rob Thaxton on bass and Brian Aylor on drums, formed in 2009. In 2015, Wotherspoon received the Best Guitarist Award at the International Blues Challenge and the band placed 2nd in the Finals. Since the competition, they have been playing festivals and venues around the world, from the Mt. Baker Blues Festival in Washington to the Olsztyn Blues Nights Festival in Poland. The band’s debut studio album entitled “Mystic Mud” was also presented a “Jimi Award” for Best Blues/Rock Album of the Year in 2015 by Blues411.
Hi, we’re Shane & Emily!
We are a pop/acoustic/folk duo who incorporate many different elements of diverse genres into our original music. We give off a positive/energetic vibe but we don’t shy away from diving into the darker emotions that inspire our music. We travel the country playing universities, theme parks (such as Disney & Busch Gardens), bars (such as the Hard Rock Cafe) and beach restaurants throughout the Florida coast in a 29 foot RV. We have opened up for artists such as Echo Smith, Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Jonny Craig, Caroline Kole & others! Accompanied by our cat (Boot Scoot), we spread our music everywhere we go and are dedicated to interacting with our followers! We have Facebook, Instagram (shane_emily), Twitter (@shaneandemily), and other music streaming websites such as iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud and beyond! Our first CD contains 9 of our many original songs (which we sell at venues) and currently we are working on our newest one! We take pride in what we do and have been doing such since our start three years ago in the Tampa Bay Area. This next stage in our career, we’re looking for radio play, festival shows, opening for bigger artists and getting signed to a record label. We are excited for the future and whatever it holds. We are, Shane & Emily!!
He’s back!! After way too many months of absence from the music scene, Jim Volk is returning to Spinoza’s with his unique style of “ecstatic guitar”!
Jim Volk’s masterful yet whimsical performances have spellbound audiences of all age groups and backgrounds for three decades. His fiery, melodic hybrid style of picking has incurred countless comparisons to Kottke, Keaggy and Tommy E. His solo release, “Blue Wheels…and Other Guitar Favorites” has drawn much critical acclaim and award nationwide. The new instrumental CD, “Past Atmospheres-Present States” was released 2014.>
Volk artfully incorporates traditional fingerstyle and electric guitar techniques and devises for a truly “Modern Acoustic” presentation while keeping the traditional essence intact.