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Michigander with Aubrey Haddard
Dreams materialize and manifest in the most unexpected and unassuming of places. This one came true in Michigan. Writing, recording, and performing under the name Michigander, Jason Singer saw beyond his humble beginnings in the town of Midland, MI. So, he picked up a guitar, performed countless marathon cover sets in local dives and watering holes, moved to Kalamazoo, and launched his career in 2014. The singer, producer, and guitarist achieved the kind of viral success that reaches other small towns with his debut single “nineties” before unveiling a pair of fan-favorite eps — ‘Midland’  and ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ . As the latter’s standout “Misery” eclipsed 3 million Spotify streams, he even got to hear himself on the radio. Along the way, he performed alongside Mt Joy, Hippo Campus, and Silversun Pickups and joined festivals with The National, Foster the People, Moon Taxi, and Alt-J. By 2020, he had gathered 18 million streams and received praise from American Songwriter, NPR, Paste, and many more.
Aubrey Haddard was 15 when her world was rocked after seeing Susan Tedeschi for the first time. From that point forward, the Hudson Valley native forged her own path in music by bearing her spirit with relentless moxie. Like Jeff Buckley’s hopeless romanticism or Kate Bush’s mystic pixiness, Haddard resonates with artists who explore their depths.
After cultivating music in Boston through 2017, Haddard released her brashly intimate debut album Blue Part in July 2018 to wide critical acclaim. She was praised by NPR affiliate WBUR as having a “nascent star power;” DigBoston described her songs as “bursting with life.” The success of Blue Part resulted in seven nominations and several wins at the 2018 Boston Music Awards, including Vocalist of the Year and Singer/Songwriter of the Year.
Following the release of her debut, Haddard spent the following two years heavily circulating national tour circuits as both a headliner and support act, gracing stages at Firefly, Mountain Jam, Waking Windows, and a slew of other premiere festivals in 2019. She has served as a support act for numerous globally recognized bands, including The Dip, Ninet Tayeb, Lawrence, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Haley Heynderickxx, Low Cut Connie, and The National Reserve. Haddard has also independently toured France, which included a writing residency in a Mediterranean village in the country’s southern quadrant. The songs written during this period in late 2018 culminated in a two week recording residency in Oakland, California that yielded a group of new singles including “Thin Line” and “Sweeter The Honey,” with more awaiting release in 2021.
With her tools and talent, Haddard aims to explore duality within her music. Through narrating her own experiences in life and love, she holds space for dialogues of tumult and tranquility. Her goal is to encourage others by singing her truth, and with such attraction in a voice like hers, it’s impossible not to.