SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT.
GET YOUR FANS VOTING.
READ THE BELOW OVERVIEW TO GET STARTED.
- Submit one video of an original composition – all musical styles are welcome.
- Upload your video to YouTube and email the link to: email@example.com.
- Complete the online submission form (see below). – Videos will be released for voting on the HCA website on June 8th. Encourage your fans to vote!
- Submit your videos: May 8 – May 31
- Videos released, voting open!: June 8 – June 21
- Winners announced: July 1st
A live Main Stage performance at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, featuring a multi-track audio desk recording of the show, video of the show, along with a $600 stipend.
Eight hours of studio time with Lane Gibson at his Charlotte studio.
Patti Casey is a prolific songwriter and has perfected her own New England-flavored style, one that shines equally with welcome, familiar sounds as well as undeniable originality. She has recorded five solo albums, and her latest, The Heart of A Waiting Boy is testament to “the sweetest voice and some of the finest songwriting to come out of Vermont…” (Vermont Public Radio). Her career has taken her to many places along the way: she has appeared live on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, has won Texas’s prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriter’s Competition, and was a winner of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at the legendary Merlefest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour songwriters contest.
Ever since renowned guitarist Ronnie Earl chose Dave Keller to sing on his 2010 album, Living In The Light, Keller has been on the rise, earning two nominations for a Blues Music Award for Best Soul/Blues Album, winning the International Blues Challenge ‘Best Self-Released CD Award’, and being chosen for Downbeat Magazine’s ‘Best Recordings of the Year.’ In February, Dave Keller released his first-ever live album: Live At The Killer Guitar Thriller! (produced by Tastee-Tone Records). Vermont-based Keller proves time and time again why he is considered one of the finest blues and soul musicians of his generation.
The Chad Hollister Band, hailing from Vermont, has been evolving and touring the country for over 20 years. Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Elton John, Shawn Mullins) says “Hollister’s music is pure sonic alchemy.” Hollister has opened for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Tom Petty and has shared the stage with every PHISH member, Billy Gibbons, Merl Saunders, Warren Haynes and Blues Traveler. He is signed with Pacific Records out of San Diego, CA and currently released a full band album, Stop the World.