King Youngblood has a singular mission: grab alt-rock by the collar and drag it into the willing arms of the unstoppable resurgence of rock. Led by 22-year-old Cameron Lavi-Jones, King Youngblood’s music is a step into the future of rock according to many top music industry leaders, including Grammy PNW Chapter President, producer Eric Lilavois (Ayron Jones, The Black Tones & Mike McCready, Smokey Brights, Saint Motel). King Youngblood’s sound incorporates a unique blend of alt-rock, Indie-rock, and pop-rock ballads, with both hook-laden, anthemic arena-rock choruses. Lavi-Jones’ lyrics are overflowing with intersectionality, messages of social justice, and the songs stand just as strong full electric as they are unplugged. King Youngblood’s sound is rooted in the tradition of current, and very successful artists like the Foo Fighters, The Killers, Fall Out Boy, Gang of Youths, Royal Blood, Fever 333, and Rage Against the Machine.
Jaiden Grayson is a Seattle-based decolonized educator, singer-songwriter, actress, social justice black lives matter advocate, public speaker, organizer. She disrupts through her words and actions without violence and certainly with no apologies. Produced by hip-hop artist staysafeknox, a multi-faceted producer from the Dreaming In Color family Cameron Lavi-Jones and her own strong self, Grayson’s musical sound crosses between Erykah Badu and Billie Holiday with its core in soul, blues, jazz, and Hip Hop. Story-telling from a young woman with more life in her than her young age would suggest – all raw expression all-embracing her spoken word and poetry set to memorable music based on real experience in the world of protest and social justice.
Lara Lavi is a two-time Grammy-winning Americana singer-songwriter with credits ranging from co-writes with Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow to the Neville Brothers to numerous other writers within the Warner Chappell community she came from and beyond. Lara is primarily a melody lyricist – storyteller – poet sage with a strong following throughout the 4 decades of her career. Lara has 4 album projects in production that will start releasing in March of 2022. Lara plans on producing a tour called “Bring Your Daughter in 2022 in celebration of her series of album releases. The message of the tour is it is never too late to return to your authentic self and she hopes it will especially resonate with mothers and daughters.
Stay safe, a phrase that we all constantly repeat…. But one that is truly embodied by recording artist/producer staysafeknox. Raised in Spanish Lake, a divisive town in St. Louis, he is able to concisely portray the scenes and situations that made him the artist that he is today. Having worked with major producers, such as Thelonious Martin and eugenecam, his style and delivery are some of the most versatile sounds coming straight from the 314. So much so, he's graced the stage at events like SXSW and major universities. As a dual artist, knox acknowledges the notion that nobody knows you like you know yourself and your sound. In the past two years, he's produced 100% of his own tracks, and has been working, living, and establishing a new base in Seattle, WA.
Tae Phoenix is a singer-songwriter, filmmaker, activist, and theatre artist based on the occupied territory of the Coast Salish and Duwamish peoples, colloquially known as Seattle, WA. Tae serves as the resident music & arts leader for the Washington State Poor People’s Campaign and frequently contributes op-eds on politics and social justice to publications including Newsweek, The Guardian, and The Forward. Tae is also the co-founder of Trek the Vote, a non-partisan network of Star Trekactors, fans, and creators dedicated to fair and equitable elections, and has written for both StarTrek.com and Women at Warp. Awards and nominations include: 2020 nominee for the Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award and Best Music Video at the 2019 Hollywood Women’s Film Festival and the 2019 Shoreline Short Film Festival for “We Shall Not Be Moved,” which was also a finalist at the 2019 Oaxaca FilmFest and screened at the 2019 SIFF Bumbershoot showcase.
Lily is a Portland based indie pop folk artist with a background in classical and jazz piano. On June 3rd, 2022, she will be begin the launch of her debut album with the release of her first single - Lightning Bug. With heartfelt vocals and intentional lyrics, Lily tells stories of love, grief, and healing. Since childhood, Lily has been writing music to try and understand the world better. Currently, she is recording her debut album with producer Cameron Lavi-Jones of @kingyoungbloodmusic. She Blessed My Bed – the album comes early Fall 2022.
For more than 20 years, the Songcatchers have been honoring the traditions of intertribal pow wow singing and drumming, and fusing rock, soul, jazz and spoken word into a one-of-a-kind musical fusion. Our multi-ethnic group continues to perform for countless audiences including Indian Tribes across the country. Tribes represented in the SongCatchers include Navajo, Choctaw, Groventre, Shoshone, Colville, Yakima, Blackfeet, Pima & Levi-of the lost tribes of Israel. Honoring the past and the future - The group’s original members, Arlie Neskahi, Dine` (Navajo Nation), Lara Lavi, Mark Cardenas and Charles Neville, have been joined more recently by Maurice Jones Jr. on bass and Cameron Lavi-Jones on guitar. Mark Smith (Gros-Ventre-Shoshone) is also a mainstay pow wow singer and songwriter since the band’s first experiment at the Crocodile in Seattle when Arlie Neskahi’s White Eagle Singers stepped in to jam with The Lara Lavi Band. The multi-generational Songcatchers are committed to social change, intersectionality and bringing the ancient music of America’s First People to performing arts centers, public activations and Indian Reservations & Reserves across the United States and Canada.