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Shedonist, JT Loux, Wila Frank

May 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm CDT

Wila Frank:

Wila Frank makes music that’s searching, cinematic, and introspective with scalpel-like precision. Her songs can clear the air, putting to music emotions that are deeply felt but only rarely spoken. With her debut single Fire, the 24-year-old Nashville-based songwriter immediately sets a mesmerizing mood that showcases her evocative lyricism and tasteful ear as a multi-instrumentalist and producer.

Frank was raised on a farm in a rural bohemian community near the Oregon coast, where she formed a passion for classical and folk music. She learned violin at only four years old, followed by piano, mandolin, cello, and guitar. “I lost my dad when I was 12 in a tragic accident and that’s when I started writing songs,” she says. “I was processing a lot of grief without really understanding what was going on so a lot of my songs were pent-up emotions that didn’t know how to express themselves elsewhere.” At 18, she moved to Nashville to record and tour with indie-folk duo Paper Wings and Civil Wars alum, Joy Williams. While folk music and mastering the violin were essential to Frank’s life, her own songwriting led her to entirely different feelings and moods. “Growing up, my identity was completely entwined with the violin and folk community,” says Frank. “But I didn’t want to feel confined by genre anymore. In 2020, I picked up the electric guitar because my dad used to have a punk band with his friends and I loved falling asleep as a kid listening to them practice in the barn.”

Fronted by Persian-American Jasmin Toubi, Shedonist boasts grungey blues rock with soul and snarls. Rock music isn’t just a genre, it’s an attitude. For Toubi, singing and sharing her music with the world represents the ultimate form of rebellion. “I’m the daughter of Iranian refugees, and I’m very lucky to be here because in Iran women are forbidden to sing,” says Toubi. “If I’d been born there, I’d literally be in jail for doing what I’m doing.” 
Their debut album “Young Dumb and Stupid” garnered rock fans from all generations, who are eagerly anticipating their next release slated for Summer 2023. 

JT Loux:  

Nashville based ALT/INDIE Singer Songwriter and guitarist J.T. Loux formed his band in early 2020 with members Zach Cook on Drums/ Back up Vocals and Ethan Pecha on Bass/ Back up Vocals. Teaming up with Frank Hannon as producer, the outfit has written and recorded their debut album ‘Taken By Moonlight’ which is OUT NOW!

Pulling inspiration from bands such as the Doors, Jeff Buckley, The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Vista Kicks, The Backseat Lovers and many more, this Trio is excited to share their music with the world.


May 13
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm CDT