Born out of Dallas, Texas’ rich music scene, The O’s deliver a melodic, catchy pop sound, achieved with folk-minded acoustic instrumentation, drawing influences from the modern and traditional Americana scenes. Comprised of Taylor Young (acoustic guitar, kick drum) and John Pedigo (banjo), the duo had spent time in numerous Dallas bands, including Polyphonic Spree, Young Heart Attack, Slick 57, Boys Named Sue, P.W. Long, and The Backsliders, before coming together in 2008 to form The O’s. Having released their debut, We Are The O’s in 2009 and the follow-up, Between The Two, in 2011, both on Dallas, Texas-based Idol Records, the band is navigating new waters with their latest, Thunderdog, which released on their own Punch Five Records on July 23, 2013.” (-In Music We Trust)
Madison started playing guitar at 8 years old, and began singing in her teens. She learned and honed her skills by traveling down a well-worn path. “I started writing songs when I was 20 but it wasn’t until last year that I really decided that performing was what I wanted to do with my life….” Her first record, Darlin, Here’s to You, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, landing her a spot on NBC’s The Voice, and earning radio play on AAA stations including top-rated KXT 91.7 in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Madison has shared the stage with such notable acts as Wanda Jackson, Johnette Napolitano, Foreigner, Styx, Don Felder, Mark Cohn, Old 97s, Polyphonic Spree, Sandra Bernhard, and Chris Carrabba. Madison lists her influences as Ryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Lauryn Hill…. “really from all over the place. Her latest album, “Onward & Upward” was released in the Spring of last year.
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