March Music Madness: Round 3 - March 31 and April 1

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It is time for Round 3 of March Music Madness!  There are now eight artists left in the contests.  Some artists received a first-round bye.  As Round 3 begins, all artists still in March Music Madness have won at least one round of the contest.  Unlike the previous two rounds, voting for all Round 3 pairings will be open at the the same time.  The winners of Round 3 will advance to the semi-finals.  Voting for the semi-finals will take place on April 2 and April 3.  There will be no voting take place on Sunday in observance of Easter.  The championship pairing will take place on April 5 and April 6 with the winner being announced on April 7.  

Round 3 pairings:

Tori Faith and Ethan Workman

Nathan Jenkins and the Michelle Robinson Band

Until Rust and Ashley Knapp

Carey Hunley and Vince Keating

Information about these artists:

Tori Faith:

Tori Faith is a country and rock singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been singing since she could talk. From a very young age, she developed a love for performing on stage. She instantly connected with classic country divas like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, June Carter, Tammy Wynette, etc. Tori is a firecracker performer who brings her sassy energy to every song she sings.

Ethan Workman:

Ethan Workman is a singer songwriter who plays music in the Cincinnati area and in Indiana. He has played at bars including Our Bar, C'mon Inn Bar and Foley's Irish Pub.

Nathan Jenkins:

Nathan Jenkins covers a wide range of songs in his solo accoustic shows. He has played recently at Foley's Irish Pub. He also hosts the open mic night at The Barrel in Springboro. He is also the lead singer of Nathan Jenkins and The Band That Killed Elvis.

Michelle Robinson Band:

Located out of Cincinnati, Ohio Michelle Robinson brings her remarkable raw talent to the stage, playing originals and some or your favorite cover songs. She has opened for acts such as Scotty McCreery, The Kentucky Headhunters, Maddie & Tae, JoDee Messina, Mark Chesnutt and Uncle Kracker. The Michelle Robinson band plays festivals, casinos and some of the top venues in the state. They were nominated for Cincinnati’s Country Entertainer of the year for 2019. Since then, they have become their own unique brand of country music, with a taste of rock, pop and soul.

“Who knows where my music will take me. Of course I would love to see my name in lights one day. But until then, I am content making music wherever I can” Michelle Robinson

Until Rust:

Until Rust is a rock duo made up of Shane DeMoss and Rob Garrett. They play covers and also have original songs. Until Rust released a CD called "The Rustier The Better" in 2020. They have played at many local venues including The Barrel, J.D. Legends and Mr. Boro's Tavern.

Ashley Knapp:

Ashley Knapp's music is described as a mixture of traditional country music and bluegrass, with influences from those such as Merle Haggard, Mac Wiseman, George Jones, and many others. She has also been the lead singer of the bluegrass band Firecreek. They have had the opportunity to play various festivals and opened for the SteelDrivers at J.D. Legends in Franklin, Ohio.

Carey Hunley:

Carey Hunley began his musical life at a very young age and began honing his craft through performances at his church. His sets of country, pop, rock, and soul quickly became fan favorites throughout the city of Hamilton. He has developed great proficiency in his singing as well as writing songs on the guitar, drums, and piano. In his early days, Carey was a founding member of the band Aaron’s Garment (a Christian/New Age Rock band) and was honored to perform at Ichthus Music Festival. Carey plays a wide variety of music: oldies, Motown, 70s classic rock, 80s, 90s pop rock, classic/current country, and Top 40 Hits. His first hit “All in Your Hands” hit television and festivals in 2011. He has since released many other singles such as “I’m Done”, “Shoulda Just Went to Bed”, and “Chillin’ to a Country Song”. Carey is most influenced by his father Arvis Austin, Nashville, TN legend, who has had top singles such as I Just Need A Coke To Get the Whiskey Down: (top 10 England country chart of 1983). Carey Hunley has achieved many accomplishments in his almost 30 years of experience. He has played hundreds of shows as one half of the duo Double Barrell. Carey currently performs as the guitar player for the Amy Sailor Band, singer/guitar player for The Carey Hunley Band, as well as performing various solo and duo shows all around the Tristate. Carey is proud to have won the Cincinnati’s Next Big Band competition in 2016, as well as having been a semi-finalist in the Get the Gig contest in 2019. And he looks forward to participating in this friendly competition as well! “Music is truly my passion. My ~30 years of experience have taught me more than just music… but how to connect with people and with life.” - Carey

Vince Keating:

Vince Keating is a singer-songwriter who has played a sort of indie folk rock something or other all over the Midwest. He writes songs for those that are filled with whiskey and recklessness. As a major advocate for human rights, basic hygiene, turn signals, turtles, and your local bar, his recordings are barely a taste of the live show you don't want to miss. If you don't like it, you probably need another drink.

Links for these artists:

Tori Faith:  Tori Faith Music | Facebook

Ethan Workman:  Ethan Workman music | Facebook

Nathan Jenkins:  Nathan Jenkins Music | Facebook

Michelle Robinson Band:  (1) Michelle Robinson Band | Facebook

Until Rust:  (1) Until Rust | Facebook

Ashley Knapp:  (1) Ashley Knapp | Facebook

Carey Hunley:  (1) Carey | Facebook

Vince Keating:  Vince Keating | Free Listening on SoundCloud

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