ARTISTS

REAL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS*

*Every Reach and Teach artist is thoroughly vetted and undergoes annual code of conduct training, which requires a high level of professionalism and mentorship during Reach and Teach events. However, it is the responsibility of the participating school to determine which artist is the best fit for their school and student body.

JIMMY MOWERY

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Jimmy Mowery grew up in Altoona, PA. At the age of eleven, after losing his father to a terrible tragedy, he decided to follow his father's dream of being a professional singer. Once he taught himself how to play guitar, he began writing songs as a way of getting out his bottled up emotion. In 2019, Mowery finished in the top 24 on season 16 of The Voice, where he worked with Adam Levine, Charlie Puth, and John Legend. He has a story of true persistence, as it was the 11th time of trying out that was the charm. Playing over 200 shows annually while living in Myrtle Beach, Mowery traded in his sticks and bricks home for a RV in order to travel the country performing music.

 

In 2022, Mowery will be touring full time nationally, playing state Fairs, festivals, and colleges, while working towards his bachelor's degree in Music Business from Berklee College. He will continue releasing new original material throughout the year.

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Dante’ Pride is an inspirational hip-hop artist, born and raised in Decatur, AL and now resides in Huntsville, AL. Dante’ has recently had the opportunity to perform as well as host at Huntsville’s grand opening of the newest 8,000-capacity music venue “The Orion Amphitheater”. He has performed in front of thousands at places such as The Colorado Black Arts Festival in Denver, CO, The Alabama Youth Conference, Camp utopia, and in arenas such as the BJCC! Dante’ has also been featured on Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell “Get up with Erica” Radio Show. Along with being Featured on Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) “Love and Marriage.”

Through his magnetic charisma and uncanny work ethic, DJ PrimeTime256 is leaving an indelible impression on audiences all over the globe.  Since first falling in love with DJ’ing in 2004, DJ PrimeTime256 has consistently been growing his brand by creatively evolving his craft and staying ahead of new trends.  His passion and hard work continue to pay dividends and his talents have been tapped throughout the industry from events, such as the Alabama A&M Homecoming, Magic City Classic, Inauguration of Mayor Woodfin of Birmingham, Alabama Bicentennial, Freedom Fest, Mardi Gras, Vinyl Thursdays at the Elyton Hotel in Birmingham, Top Golf, UAB Homecoming, and The World Games 2022. DJ PrimeTime256 has performed at Essence Festival in New Orleans, Calle Ocho Music Festival in Miami, Festival at Sea in the Caribbean and Columbian Independence Day in Bogota, Columbia. In 2019, he toured with the State of Emergency Vote Tour, DJ Fresh Experience Tour, and the Funk Fest Concert.  

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ADAM CALVERT

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Adam Calvert is originally from a small town in Southeastern Ohio. Adam graduated from The Prestigious School For The Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, OH. This resulted in him being featured on the hit MTV show, "Taking The Stage" (Season 2), which was nominated for a 'Teen Choice' award. 

Adam was inducted into the Wheeling Jamboree in 2015 and in 2017 went on a National tour with, "Live From Nashville Country Legends". Adam is an avid singer-songwriter that plays the guitar, fiddle and piano. His show consists of high energy new country, your favorite classic hits as well as his original material. 

Adam has shared the stage with Phil Vassar, Parmalee, Canaan Smith, Neil McCoy, Marty Haggard, Martina McBride, and many more.

DAMON MITCHELL

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Cincinnati based singer, songwriter, and musician, Damon Mitchell, is a multifaceted and uniquely talented individual to say the least. "Cosmic cowboy meets hippie psychedelia.” That is the recent synopsis of Damon Mitchell’s signature “Beatles meets Death Cab For Cutie” sound given by a well-respected music news outlet. This artist's hook- laden, musical-wares cleverly combines influences from the past and present in a unique concoction that will undoubtedly become his signature. Since his debut release, "Elise," in 2019, he has shared the stage with artists such as Foreigner, Blue Oyster Cult, Matthew Perryman Jones, and has joined legendary band “America” as a guest artist for live performances of their timeless hit “Horse With No Name.” Mitchell has additionally worked in renowned studios across the U.S. and into Europe, including London’s extraordinary Abbey Road Studios. Many notable guest artists appear on Damon's rapidly growing discography - proving that this young artist's respect for his influencers is clearly reciprocated.

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THE VELCRO PYGMIES

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The Velcro Pygmies travel the country year round - from the Gulf Shores to the Great Lakes - to share the sights, sounds and stain-washed denim of the glorious '80s, schooling audiences on the difference between a rock band and a rock show. From start to finish, they command the stage with a prowess uncommon in today's industry, and they leave you begging for more. No gimmicks or tricks, just undiluted rock 'n' roll energy that unites every race, creed, age and gender.

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Kirk Jay competed on Blake Shelton's team on Season 15 of NBC's The Voice making it all the way to the Top 3. 

 

At five years old, Kirk started playing drums at church and singing in the choir. In 2014, Kirk met a music manager who brought him to perform for Teddy Gentry, the bass player for the band Alabama. In 2015, Kirk started doing open mics and shocked the audience with his country sound. Currently, he travels the South with his band, Kirk Jay & Kuntry Funk.

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