Blue Tom Records’ fourth annual Hear 901 Music Festival returns to the Bluff on April 21st, 2018. This show features the labels three newest artists, Haley Daniels, Curtis Scott, and Shey Rose as well as some new talent to the Bluff stage. Coming together for a joint release show, our artists are all debuting their first albums in the month of April. The lineup will also consist of Shawn Campbell, Jordan Dodson, Backpockets, and Tiger Records artist, Dylan Amoré.
This years Hear 901 music festivals profits will go to the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP). This organization helps to promote, develop, and empower young professionals in the Memphis area. More focused on those ages 21- 40, MUYLP aims to create a positive impact in Memphis through social and community action with the many determined, talented, and ambitious residents.
The Hear 901 music festival is produced by Blue Tom Records, a record label managed entirely by University of Memphis students. In addition to this festival, the student label releases new albums every year and produces the annual This Is Memphis music festival during the fall semesters.
ABOUT THE LINEUP
Haley Daniels is a Memphis based artist with musical influences of SZA, Leon, & Alessia Cara. Centering around self-reliance, Haley’s music expresses a message of being able to love yourself with no limitations. After finding her sound, the path became clear and her musical instinct has guided her since. This ambitious artist has great plans for her future and is ready to tackle those dreams.
Native Memphian, Curtis Scott, is an aspiring singer-songwriter and producer with influences like Steve Cropper and Dan Auerbach. Growing up, Curtis listened to the pillar sounds of Memphis such as, blues, rock and roll, and soul, all the while holding a guitar in his hands since the age of four. Holding nothing back, and driven by vulnerability, he pours out his soul into his music. Influenced by hardships in life, he desires to help people recognize and move past their pains and fears. In his own words, “Helping people is enough”. Curtis is jamming and writing on a daily basis, eager to see his music set in motion to inspire those around him.
Recording artist from the Northeast and new to the city of Memphis, Shey Rose’s unique taste and style in music brings a fresh sound that is hard to forget. Inspired by the likes of Jhene Aiko and Lyrica Anderson, Shey has the ability to blend her R&B style beautifully with electronic beats. With an EP out in April, Shey looks to use her voice as a gateway for other artists hesitant to step out of their comfort zones.
Jordan Dodson grew up in Memphis, singing since she was four years old. She was inspired by her acapella group in high school to pursue her own career in the music industry as a college student.
Dylan Amoré is a Tiger Records artist from Memphis, TN who uses his vibrations and “heart throbbing” sound to spread love and positivity. He’s just recently released his first project, “Thoughts” on all music platforms and through his own record label “Nina Records.” His single off the project, “Flashy” has caught the hearts of many listeners and is played on the local radio station, K97.1. He pulls inspirational sounds from artist such as: Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Travis Scott, and Andre 3000. However, Dylan doesn’t want to be any other artist. He simply wants to be the best “Dylan Amoré” he could, and he does so by using everyday situations to propel himself forward.
Backpockets is a new and upcoming group of talented young musicians from the Greater Memphis area. “We play various genres: jazz, funk, soul, pop, contemporary, etc. We come together at the University of Memphis, where we make our music.
Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Shawn Campbell has always loved music and singing. Campbell has been singing since age 3 and ever since then music has been apart of his life. His musical influences includes Yebba Smith, Peter Collins, Jazmine Sullivan and several others. More importantly, his main influence is his mother, who he loves dearly.