CHRIS LARKIN: single cd release show!
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Local Raleigh celeb Ryan Dunson fronts this Billboard Heatseeker and Top 10 New Rock artist band. Rookie of the Year established itself upon the strength of two early indie label releases. 2006 saw the release of their breakthrough album, The Goodnight Moon, on OneEleven/Warner Bros. Records. This album would Rookie in the international spotlight and go on to sell over 120,000 units. Three more records would follow over the next seven years while the band continued to tour constantly as a headliner and in support of major acts such as MUTEMATH, Quietdrive, Ashlee Simpson, Relient K, Mae, and more.
After years of international touring, song placements in film and TV, 200,000+ records sold, and multiple Billboard-charting albums and singles, Ryan Dunson toured under the Rookie of the Year moniker as a solo act for the better part of five years. The group is now back as a full band and is currently working on new music and touring nationally on a regular basis.
JACOB DIXON — Jacob Dixon is a Raleigh, NC-based singer-songwriter. He scripts melodies, lyrics, and rhythms that are stripped, bare, and provide effortless listening. Jacob's music seemingly matches the beat of a heart and powers right to the soul. His technical background in guitar comes through seamlessly in his songs, as he builds beats on top of one another to create a choralesque, full sound that is quite unique. Jacob plays a Lowden guitar, and enhances his talents even more using a Boss loop station.
BOBBY BRYSON and THE COMPANY — singer of The Americanize branches off with new project.