NINA VIOLET … classically trained since childhood on viola, Nina performs on and arranges for the entire family of string instruments and plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and keyboards. Her voice, melody and lyric writing have taken center stage on her albums and live shows. Nina’s music organically blends poetic lyrics, lush orchestration and even some punk sensibility into something truly timeless & original. Her early twenties saw Nina collaborating, touring and recording with Willy Mason, whose hit song “Oxygen” both launched his career and enabled Nina to crisscross the Atlantic and US together with Mason on numerous headline tours and with Radiohead, Beth Orton and Elvis Perkins.
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NATE D’ANGELO … singer, songwriter hails from Martha’s Vineyard and began writing songs and playing out at venues from the age of 13. He has opened for acts like GroupLove, Ellis Paul, and Shun Ng, and has played the MV Sound and Club Passim’s campfire festivals, and was praised by renowned songwriter Jason Blume for his profound lyrics and unique style.
He has recently graduated from high school and plans to travel across the US playing in as many venues as possible. His new album is called, “Lullabies For Restless Types.”
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ADAM HOWELL … folk singer, guitarist and composer, known for his ‘milky voice’ and complicated guitar parts. Adam has performed at multiple venues across the island, including opening for Willy Mason, Adam Lipsky’s “Hee Hawk” and others at the former Pit Stop space, and has released a CD in collaboration with Nina Violet, Sam Mason and Colin Rule.
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PHIL DAROSA … singer, songwriter, producer and engineer, also is the founder of the annual summer Martha’s Vineyard Sound Music festival, for which he received a 2015 Pathways Honorarium. Phil has released several albums and performs from coast to coast in the US and beyond. “The diversity of musical techniques Phil packs into his songs might seem chaotic, if it weren’t so expertly crafted into a seamless journey from one sonic moment to the next”.
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ALEX KARALEKAS … regular host at Pathways Music events, describes himself as a “songsmith, surfer, fisherman/shingler.” He enjoys a Dylan-esque approach to his writing, producing insightful, and genuine lyrics. He performs solo and collaborates with island musicians at venues across the island, and has performed in the UK.
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