About Michael Shynes
Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter Michael Shynes grew up in a small town in Minnesota, and he brings that sensibility to his original music. Shynes pairs his lithe tenor voice with his piano to create wonderful, intimate stories.
In his brief tenure as a songwriter, Shynes has performed on some of the most recognizable stages in the Midwest (The Excel Energy Center, The Taste of Minnesota Mainstage, and Mississippi Music Fest to name a few). He has also shared the stage with countless national acts such as Eric Hutchinson, Tyler Hilton, Caleb Hawley, Kevin Daniel, and Soul Asylum.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Musically, I’m in love. His light, accessible, passionate sound is one that had me hitting the repeat button on one song for almost an hour.” -Rebecca Cicione, A & R Columbia Records
“He may be one of the most talented people I’ve ever met. The guy just keeps getting better and better.” -JustUsInMinnesota.com
“If you’re looking for a new artist to get hooked on, Michael Shynes has got you covered.” -BackPocketBelievers.net
About Jenn Bostic
Jenn Bostic’s career as a singer and songwriter began when she was 10 years old, in the back seat of her father’s car with her older brother on the way to school. A horrific crash that killed her dad, a musician who taught her folk songs like “Sunny Side of the Street,” and turned her on to Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, changed the 26-year-old’s life forever.
The song “Jealous Of the Angels,” inspired by the loss of her father, was discovered by noted U.K. DJ Simon Bates, who played it on his popular morning show on Smooth Radio, where the song immediately jumped into the station’s Top 10 Most Played for the week. The song has now received over one million views on YouTube.
Bostic recently released her debut full-length record, Jealous, which is a superb showcase for her talents as both a singer and writer. Jenn recently won five 2012 Independent Country Music Association Awards, including Overall Winner, Best Female Country Artist, Best Musician, Best Songwriter and Country Music Song of the Year for “Jealous of the Angels.” She just completed a North American tour, with sold-out shows at the Hotel Café in L.A. and Rockwood Music Hall in N.Y.