Melissa Etheridge’s recording career began with the 1988 release of her critically-acclaimed eponymous RIAA double-platinum debut album. For several years, Melissa’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water” (from her debut), “No Souvenirs” (from Brave And Crazy) and “Ain't It Heavy” (from Never Enough), for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Her astounding success led Etheridge to receive the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards. She has also been honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 10 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released six extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.
Over the past decade BREAKING BENJAMIN has achieved worldwide success through their chart-topping music, their electrifying live performances and in the process amassed a sizeable and diehard fan base (over 5.7 million likes on Facebook, 220,000+ followers on Twitter.) And, it’s the fans that ultimately fuels Burnley.
International pop star Rachel Platten broke through in 2015 with her 3x platinum hit single “Fight Song.” Her 2nd platinum selling single "Stand By You" reached #1 at Adult Pop Radio, and her current single “Better Place” is proving to be yet another hit single as it approaches Top 15 at Adult Pop radio. Rachel recently won a Daytime Emmy for her performance of “Fight Song” on ABC’s Good Morning America, she took home the award for “Best Lyrics” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and just landed her first Billboard Music Awards nomination in the “Top Selling Song” category.
Kevin Cronin is best-known as the lead singer and songwriter for the multi-platinum band REO Speedwagon, but don't make the mistake of calling him a rock star. Cronin describes himself as a "hard working musician," who still tours most of the year with REO, but his resume also includes published author, motivational speaker, TV personality and, which he'd insist is the most important of all his roles, husband to wife Lisa and father to four children. Kevin's latest idea is to combine music and talk into a single, hybrid presentation, using his songs to illustrate his life philosophy and vice versa.
Dave hails from the East Coast, born and raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area. At age 11 he put his first band together. In addition to singing and guitar playing talents, versatility must be one of Dave’s most valuable assets. He’s been associated with a wide spectrum of personalities and styles. Be it Left Wing, Right Wing, or West Wing, Dave’s congeniality carries him thru with a smile. Dave and REO Speedwagon tour every year. Often with their good friends: the band STYX.
One of only about five musicians worldwide to tackle the double-neck guitar in earnest, Ian fluidly combines a variety of self-invented playing techniques necessitated by his multi-layered compositions, which, taken together, have begun to establish the instrument's musical validity perhaps more so than the work of any other artist. While audiences consistently remark on the fascinating visual aspects of watching Ian play, his unusual methods are simply byproducts of the rich, heartfelt, and powerfully uplifting music that he writes and plays.