Guitar Shop TV is excited to present March’s six Artist Showcase finalists. Our competition continues to attract thousands of submissions from great bands around the world and we think this month’s finalists represent amazing talent. Our February Winner, Jahfe, received rave reviews as well the largest number of votes from our viewers ariound the world.
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Recent Guitar Shop TV guests have included guitar and rock gods like Steven Tyler, Ted Nugent, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Keith Urban, Peter Frampton, Johnny Winter, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Stanley Jordan and lead guitarists and sidemen for artists such as Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Keith Richards, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, and The Black Crowes, to name just a few.
Without further ado, here are our March finalists:
Romanian quintet Vama are architects of a sweeping anthemic sound that might tempt you to compare them to Coldplay. Led by charismatic frontman Tudor Chirila, Vama have existed in various forms since 1996 and in that time they’ve become enormously popular in their home country. Get a taste of Vama’s sonic majesty in this appropriately grandiose video for “Running to the Seashore.”
Indie folk troubadour, Mree is a waifish beauty with a honeyed soprano that seems to float effortlessly through her sparsely arranged lilting melodies. The New Jersey native has been attracting attention of late, including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver who counts himself a Mree fan. Experience this earthy chanteuse’s musical charms for yourself by checking out this ethereal video for “Lift Me Up.”
Moiika the Main Event
Dirty dancehall queen Moiika has got it and is not afraid to flaunt it. While she pulls no punches with her raunchy dancehall persona, this woman’s talent is arguably as formidable as any of her other assets. One thing’s for sure, Moiika is certainly not afraid to lay it all on the line with her over the top dancehall anthems and no holds barred dance moves. Watch her shake her moneymaker in this video for “Insanity.”
Hailing from northern Indiana by way of Chicago, the Crawpuppies are a very cool Midwestern rock outfit with a classic rock-inspired take on contemporary alt rock. Local favorites throughout the Chicagoland area, the band has opened for such touring arena rock luminaries as Everclear, Cracker, Hanson, and Counting Crows. A prolific cover band, the Crawpuppies also compose catchy originals as you can see from this clip of the band doing a pop up live video in Chicago.
Nashville rocker Kara Clark has a sultry growling voice that lends itself perfectly to the driving, guitar driven alt country rock conjured up by her talented backing group. Clark is of Native American descent and wears influences like Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and Guns and Roses on her sleeve. Check out this smoky black and white live clip of the girl in action in this video for “Southern Hospitality.”
A retro rock outfit from northern Alberta, Canada, Mushy Callahan is comprised of four young brothers with an ear for hooky vintage guitar riffs and toe tapping melodies. Singer Noah McCann has a voice that recalls a roughed up version of Bono, which glides smoothly over the band’s Detroit-inspired retro rock riffs. Check out the four McCann brothers in action in this live video clip for “Burn.”