Second Sunset Roster
& the New Americans
John Hewitt is an Edmonton based songwriter, producer, touring artist and troubadour standing on the shoulders of giants before him. There is no one in Western Canada as prolific and hard working as John Hewitt and his Edmonton supergroup the New Americans. Garnering attention all the way from Central Alberta to Southern California and drawing inspirations from Tom Petty, John Prine, the Beatles, Neil Young and more this act is a highly sought after act for Festivals, Folk Clubs, House Concerts and Concert Series.
John Hewitt (Tim Isberg, Sweet Vintage Rides, Oil City Sound Machine)
Patrick Hughes (Nuela Charles, Five on the Side)
Erik Mortimer: (Barkells, Andrea House)
Connor Miskiman: (Daniel Martin and the Infamous, Electric Religious)
Jordan Dempster: (Oil City Sound Machine)
Abigayle Kompst is a Vegas born Nashville based indie/folk songwriter. With a degree in songwriting from Belmont University she has grown into one of the most unique writers on the musical landscape today. Abigayle's songs are relatable, sometimes happy sometimes sad but always engaging, thought provoking and layered with production values not seen by many artists in todays climate. With two EP releases under her belt "Vegas" and 2023's "Recovering Optimist" she's been making waves in songwriter festivals across the US as she's destined for the notoriety she's earned from writing songs with a passion and craft very few are gifted with.
Jed and the Valentine
What can be said about Jed and the Valentine cannot be said about a lot of artists in the same ballpark. The brainchild of Jonah Morris and Maria Khaner in Edmonton, Alberta. Since 2022 they have amassed a large social media following through intimate performance pieces, performed at the Winnipeg, Canmore and Edmonton Folk festivals and have garnered the attention of indie/folk touring circuits on the Canadian landscape. With soaring harmonies, kick and tambourine backbeats, poetic lyrics and a stage presence that emits love from every corner this duo is on the rise in more ways than one, and will soon be a household name without a doubt!
Will Ryan is a folkie, a musical historian filled with the knowledge of tradition in North American music. With a history of playing the blues on the Edmonton and Western Canadian circuit he's since settled down to a folk/country style that has his songwriting standout and flourish. "Way on Down the Mountainside" was released in 2022 and is a fine example of the ancient songwriting troubadour that lurks within Will's creative mind. From Blues Festivals to Folk Clubs Will Ryan is a modern Canadian necessity in the modern social age.