Garrett Harris 10 a.m., Aug. 16
RIYL: Jason Mraz, Gregory Page, Michael Tiernan, Daniel Isle Sky, Lenny Morris, Simeon Flick
Influences: Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, Hoyt Axton, Doc Watson, Stevie Wonder, Roy Clark, Fiddler Dough Kershaw, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, the Wallflowers, James Bay, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Dan Weber
Americana singer/songwriter Michael Brondstetter grew up in Detroit, Louisville, and New Orleans before relocating to San Diego. His debut solo EP Iron Mountain was released in 2014.
"Everything I see, hear and experience influences my writing," he says. "I guess working in the hospital and dealing with the loss of my wife to cancer [in 2016], has made me more appreciative of life and living it. I believe in living it and enjoying it with the hope of the future to drive us forward. I try and write about the things that we all experience and, despite getting your butt kicked, fighting back and trying to showing the hope in everything we do."
His single "Dark Cloud Blues" was released in January 2017.
- Iron Mountain EP