Artist Overview

During the Rock Band Relief fundraising campaign, musicians from a variety of genres partnered with RockBandRelief.org to have their songs authored, tested and submitted to the Rock Band Network as playable tracks for the Rock Band video game series.

As the songs were published to the Rock Band Network online store, user downloads of those songs helped generate donations for the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of natural disasters around the world.

Thanks to the support of these great artists, gamers worldwide were able to do some good while rocking out!

Amy Courts

With her trademark impassioned vocals, captivating melodies, and audacious honesty, Amy Courts ably takes on love, heartache, spirituality, and personal demons. Though her voice and songs invoke inevitable comparisons to great singer-songwriters like Patty Griffin, Jennifer Knapp, and Derek Webb, her sound and experience are uniquely her own, and are delivered with a rare distinction.

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Big Kenny

Big Kenny, one half of the Grammy-nominated genre-bending super duo Big & Rich, has written several top 10 hits for artists such as Tim McGraw (“Last Dollar Fly Away”), Gretchen Wilson (“Here For The Party”), Jason Aldean (“Hicktown” and “Amarillo Sky”), and been named BMI’s Songwriter of the Year. With Big & Rich, Big Kenny sold in excess of seven million albums and opened sold-out stadium tours for Kenny Chesney.

Reflecting on his life, Kenny says, “I have a four-year old now,” referring to his son Lincoln William Holiday Alphin, “so I found myself really asking what it is I want to leave behind. What lessons can I impart?”

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Kink Ador

Kink Ador is a rock band based out of Nashville, TN, of the upmost talent and charisma. Kink Ador's sound is funky rock bass lines, dysfunctional guitar, and a drum groove that sits tight in the pocket. Their sound is likened to "the Talking Heads," "the Police," and "the Yeah Yeah Yeahs." Kink Ador's female lead vocalist/bass player, Sharon Koltick, is like Sting except more likeable. Brad Naylor on drums is the stylistic soul drummer, who incorporates rock and soul into his drumming, all while making sure to flash his stellar smile. Andrew Sovine is the showboating guitar genius, who always wins the audience by playing his Jimi Hendrix style tricks.

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Loni Rose

“Great song, great voice, great production. Everything about it was top notch. You’re real, you’re sexy, I buy it 100%!” - Desmond Child, Producer discussing Loni Rose’s “Wrong Way Back”

Amid the beauty of the great Northwest and it’s indicative rain, a singer songwriter has blossomed by the name of Loni Rose. While she may call Seattle home, she has been busy generating global attention. Her pop-country songs have found their way into films like “Private Lives of Pippa Lee” and “American Pie” as well as television shows like “America’s Next Top Model,” “Bad Girls Club,” and “The Hills.”

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Red Jacket Mine

Seattle band Red Jacket Mine — comprising singer/songwriter Lincoln Barr, guitar/pedal steel whiz Patrick Porter (who also fronts local rockers Explone, and has played in a host of Seattle bands, including Crystal Radio and the Bourbonites), and drummer Andy Salzman — has spent the last four years honing its craft on stages throughout the Northwest, and it shows.

On the heels of their ornate, ambitious debut, Hello, Old Cloud, the band released its sophomore disc, Lovers Lookout, in October 2009, earning glowing...

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