Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Ugly Americans and The Scabs, Bob Schneider has become one of the most celebrated musicians in the live music capital. Drawing from a range of diverse musicals styles, Schneider's talent has defied genres. His latest record, 'In A Roomful Of Blood with A Sleeping Tiger' was released in 2021.
Combining elements of funk, country, rock, and folk with the more traditional singer/songwriter aesthetic, Schneider draws inspiration from the '70s with a modern twist, reminiscent of contemporaries such as Beck. His catalogue is both uplifting and sober, unafraid to tackle powerful subjects like alienation, drug addiction, and lost romance in addition to celebrating life’s joys.
Schneider has won more than 59 Austin Music Awards including Best Album, Best Songwriter, Best Musician, and Best Male Vocals making him the most decorated artist in Austin music history.
However, Schneider's fan base reaches far beyond the city limits of Austin. He started gaining national recognition when he released 2001's Lonelyland, his major-label debut for Universal Records, followed by 2004's I'm Good Now. Since leaving Universal, Schneider has gone on to release more award-winning albums under Vanguard and began releasing "side projects" on his label, Shockorama Records.
He has released more than a dozen albums, written over 1,000 songs, is a published author, and is also an avid painter and collage artist - and doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.
Born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Ashley Ray has written songs for artists like Little Big Town, Lori McKenna, Sean McConnell, Wade Bowen, Charles Kelly (Lady Antebellum) and Caroline Spence. Alongside friend and fellow artist, Sean McConnell, the two pinned the current Little Big Town single, The Daughters with LBT’s own Karen Fairchild. Ashley’s newest album, Pauline, translates like a memoir, she writes about her home, family, the people she’s lost, decisions and dreams with the kind of grace that only comes with embracing who you are – and then summoning the courage to share it. Pauline was released in early 2020 to critical acclaim and NPR featured her in it’s coveted Tiny Desk Concert series to close out the year.