Although a gentle, wry temperament defines Haley Heynderickx and her intuitive songwriting, the Portland, Oregon musician fought hard to record and release her critically-praised 2018 debut album, I Need to Start a Garden.
Haley Heynderickx (photo by Brian Gallagher for WFUV)
There’s no other band quite like Thunderpussy on the festival circuit right now. The Seattle-based quartet is a local legend, thanks to electrifying live sets that are ferocious, fearless, erotic, and best of all, a lot of fun. Thunderpussy’s vivid chemistry, on stage and in the studio, is one of the many reasons why this hard-rocking band was picked as a 2018 NPR Slingshot artist.
Thunderpussy at WFUV (photo by Brian Gallagher)
NPR Slingshot artist Jade Bird dazzled with her confident 2017 debut EP, Something American. Her boisterous cover of Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" is a joy, and for #FUVEssentials, she rounded up her "Five Essential Johnny Cash Songs."
Jade Bird (photo by Francesca Allen, PR)