One of the elements that makes Steel Bridge Songfest such a unique experience is the extreme diversity of the writers and performers. This year is no exception.
Sihasin, a brother-sister combo from the Diné (Navajo) Nation in Arizona, is fronted by Jeneda Benally on vocals and bass with brother Clayson on a mix of traditional and western style drums. Blending modern sounds with flavors of their ethnic heritage, Sihasin focuses on delivering a positive message for future generations through the rock/punk genre.
While Delaney Davidson’s home is New Zealand, he is truly a citizen of the world. Traveling the globe year round, this one-man-band has a unique blend of guitar, distorted vocals and harmonica that can drive a crowd into a frenzy or quell them with sweet sincerity.
Louise Goffin, producer of the Grammy-nominated album A Holiday Carole by her mother Carole King, returns for her third visit to Steel Bridge Songfest. Goffin’s debut live performance at age 17 was an opening slot at LA’s Troubadour for none other than fellow returning Steel Bridge artist Jackson Browne.
Walter Salas-Humara, Cuban-American frontman for roots-rock band The Silos, returns for his second year with Steel Bridge Songfest. Honored as the Best New American Band and praised for his songwriting by Rolling Stone magazine, Salas-Humara’s roots-rock based style also incorporates a wide range of elements grounded in heavy rhythms, unforgettable melodies and addictive guitar hooks.
Hip-hop/rap artist Storitela hails from Washington D.C. He says, “I do not promote violence, talk about jewelry, or degrade woman in my songs. Everything is a cycle and I believe people want to hear true Hip Hop and meaning come back.”
For a complete lineup visit steelbridgesongfest.org.