Winding Way records has signed Rachael Travers, a London-based Folk singer-songwriter in a Sync-Rep deal. Her sound incorporates catchy hooks with Country and Folk inspirations, drawing influence from Phoebe Bridgers, Joan Baez, and Charli Adams. As a child, Rachael played piano and eventually taught herself how to play guitar. Rachael has previously performed as part of a band but has transitioned to a solo career where she has since received recognition from Nashville News and BBC Radio. Writing music is her primary focus, and she is currently working on her first EP.
Winding Way Records signed Rachael’s single, “Hope” for a sync agreement as it showcases her distinct and hauntingly beautiful vocal abilities. With simple, yet profound lyrics, “Hope” provides a feeling of comfort and peace in these trying times. The track’s songwriting makes it the ideal cinematic song to accompany an emotionally-charged movie or TV scene. Winding Way is adding Rachael to its growing sync library, which covers a range of genres and moods.
We are happy to announce that Grocer has signed a Sync-Rep Contract with Winding Way Records. Grocer is a Philly based Indie Rock band comprised of four career musicians, Nick Rahn, Danielle Lovier, Cody Nelson, and Emily Daly, hailing from three different cities. All with backgrounds in other projects, Grocer’s sound finds a space between punk, pop, and rock that reflects Philly’s blue collar, self starter community both in and outside of its music scene.
Overblown, the third single off their first album, highlights Grocer’s ability to combine unique vocals, innovative rhythm section, and strong guitar to make a sound that fits in and stands out on any playlist.
Winding Way Records is happy to announce that Ella Beyer has officially signed a record deal with our label. Ella is a 17-year-old singer/ songwriter inspired by experience, emotion, and the art of those who came before her. Citing artists like Carole King, The Beatles, Ingird Michaelson, and Sara Bareilles, Beyer’s music uses smart, relatable lyrics and unforgettable hooks to explore young adult experiences with relevance to both teenagers and adults alike. Expect new music from her this fall!
Winding Way Records is delighted to announce that Chris Strei has joined the label in a sync-rep agreement. Chris Strei is a singer/songwriter whose style has been compared to Chris Stapleton, Tom Petty, Doc Walker, and Tragically Hip. Chris draws on his life experiences for inspiration in his music. With composition influenced by blues, bluegrass, hard rock, and metal, Chris’s songs tell stories with a sense of universal perspective.
Prison Bound Man – Chris Strei
Strei has opened for the Juno nominated band The Trews, as well as folk and pop singer Dayna Manning. In addition to a cross Canada tour, Strei performed at Canadian music week, Hugh’s Room Live, and most recently made his radio debut on Niagara’s Country89. Chris has signed a Sync-Rep Contract with Winding Way for his song Prison Bound Man.
We are happy to announce Valarie Hartry has joined Winding Way Records in a Sync-Rep contract. Valarie Hartry is an emerging singer and songwriter originating from Ontario, Canada. Valarie Hartry lives and breathes music as she gets her musical roots from her mother who was in a folk band.
Reverse- Valarie Hartry
The rising artist developed her style and sound by trying all genres and not narrowing her vision. Influenced by the songwriting in folk music, to the flow from rap, and rhythm from jazz, Valarie Hartry has a unique style that will have listeners captivated. With negative past experience in labels and feeling stuck in a box, Valarie decided to rebrand herself to what she is today. The Canadian artist is one to keep an eye on and ear out for as she is set to leave her footprint in the music scene.
Winding Way Records is thrilled to have Pat G join the label. Pat G is an international rapper based in Austin, Texas. His vision defines the cliches of the hip-hop scene, and Pat is known for his positive and uplifting attitude. His songs are family-friendly, yet energetic and inspiring.
Broken- Pat G
Pat loves to motivate his audience through his lyrics, and knows how to make his message appealing with a massive flow, echoing the work of artists like Nas, Lupe Fiasco or Lecrae, but with a clean and positive twist. We are so excited to work with him on his Sync-Rep deal.
We are happy to announce that Jason Murray has joined Winding Way Records in a Sync-Rep deal. Jason Murray is a singer-songwriter living in Boulder, CO. Gravitating towards unusual harmonies and personal lyrics, Murray draws on influences like Jeff Buckley, Chris Cornell, and Peter Gabriel to create music that is both soothing and in pursuit of a greater purpose.
Jason Murray- Antlers
His song Antlers is emblematic of themes present in his debut album Invisible Warmth, which examines themes like love, loneliness, and personal transformation against the backdrop of environmental awareness.
We are happy to announce that Jessamyn Rains has joined Winding Way Records. Jessamyn is an experienced singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jessamyn’s Land of the Living is a song that first grabbed our attention musically and after learning that the song is about her difficult return to life after a tragic loss through the help of a friend – we were hooked.
Her style and lyricism is redolent of the work of Sara Watkins, Joni Mitchell, Marc Cohn, Iris Dement, and John Denver. Originally from Illinois, she was an English instructor and world traveler before settling in Chattanooga, TN with her family.
We are so happy that Jessamyn has started on a journey with Winding Way Records in a Sync-Rep deal and we look forward to exploring her new music too – welcome aboard!
Sharon Little, a CBS Records alumna joins Winding Way Records today to complete her next album “AThousand Light Years Away” due out in 2020. Sharon is working with Grammy nominated and award-winning producer Tim Sonnefeld (Elvis Costello – “Look Now”, Usher – “Raymond V Raymond”, Dixie Hummingbirds – “Last man standing”, Wanderlust and our Kira Alejandro).
In 2006, Sharon Little released her first independent album Drawing
Circles before being signed to CBS Records in early 2008. Sharon then toured with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss
and T Bone Burnett on their North
American Raising Sand tour. Little continued touring through 2008 and 2009
with Chris Isaak, Al Green, Pat Benatar and Jonny Lang
Her second album Perfect Time for a Breakdown (CBS
Records), was released on May 27, 2008 and it charted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for several
weeks. Several of Sharon’s songs were
featured on television programs such as CSI:NY,
Sons of Anarchy, The Good Wife, NUMB3RS and NCIS. The
song “Follow That Sound”
Time for a Breakdown was also chosen as the theme for the A&E series “The Cleaner” and “Ooh
Wee” placed in “The Ghost
Whisperer” “Implosion” episode in March 2010.
Paper Doll, Sharon’s third album, was being co-produced by Grammy-winner Don Was but sadly CBS Records closed its doors at the end of 2011 before its release. Sharon continued on as an indie artist and we are super excited to work with Sharon and Tim on this new project.
Kira Alejandro has joined Winding Way Records for a new record deal in 2019. Kira is a charming indie/rock singer-songwriter who expressively plays piano, ukulele and guitar. Her voice is enchanting and her songs are intense and full of emotion.
We discovered Kira at the Ladybug Festival (Delaware) after hearing her alluring voice from many blocks away. When we got closer and saw her performing, we knew the universe had conspired to join us together. Check Kira Alejandro out here.
Kira’s debut EP Stone Cold Killer was produced by Kira Alejandro and Tim Sonnefeld. The EP was recorded at Retro City (Philadelphia) and Redstar Recording (Los Angeles). It features Kira on vocals, piano and Ukulele, Tim Sonnefeld on guitars and drums, and Sam Nobles on bass and synths; This EP captivated us and is worthy of heavy rotation on any playlist.
Kira Alejandro appeared on a compilation album (along with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart and others), playing her song “Better Days” to benefit the Red Hook, Brooklyn community after Hurricane Sandy. Kira is a graduate of the Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI), and has since recorded with Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning engineers and producers. All of us at Winding Way Records are elated to be part of her journey and career.