Electric Lady Artist Management

Electric Lady Artist Management was founded in 2012 with one sole objective: To harvest and develop authentic musicians from all genres using the studio’s infrastructure and vast industry network to support them. The company roster now includes Nashville based, alternative country singer, Nikki Lane (New West Records), Puerto Rican, Bronx-born female folk-soul musician, Hurray for the Riff Raff (ATO Records), newly added, lo-fi folk phenom, Mechanical River, crystalline folk-rock musician Jessica Lea Mayfield (ATO Records), and London bred, New York based multi media artist David King Reuben. Upon launching, the management company also co-founded a one-day music festival dubbed Heartbreaker Banquet, using the same vision to support new acts. “Heartbreaker,” now known for it’s early recognition of up-and-coming talent, was among the very first to feature such artists as Gary Clark Jr., Phosphorescent, Shovels & Rope, Father John Misty, Lucius, Elle King and Leon Bridges.

Nikki Lane

Nikki Lane turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ear, crafting songs that crucify ex-boyfriends and have no problem with one-night stands as long as she can bolt town right after. Her cooing-yet-brutal vocals are a perfect fit with an aching, mournful guitar. Her debut album, entitled All or Nothin’ (New West Records) was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and reached number one on the Americana radio chart, where it remained for a consecutive four weeks.

Says Lane, “My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what’s been going on in my life, so this is one moody record. There’s lot of talk of misbehaving and moving on.” The result is an album that pouts and teases whip-smart revenge tactics, over-you sentiments, and sultry discontent, all while maintaining a sense of self– strong and in control.

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the Americana tradition. Segarra, a 28-year-old of Puerto Rican descent whose slight frame belies her commanding voice, grew up in the Bronx. At 17, she hitchhiked her way to the west coast, then roamed the south. The New Yorker says her songs are, “effortlessly catchy, shift beautifully from sorrowful to ebullient, and seamlessly fuse elements of doo-wop, country, blues, honky-tonk, and sixties pop.”

Named “one of the best albums of the year so far,” by Rolling Stone, Paste, NPR, CMT, SPIN, Slate and Esquire,Hurray For The Riff Raff’s latest album, ‘Small Town Heroes’ (ATO Records) highlights Segarra’s special reverence for New Orleans with lyrics that speak to thoroughly modern concerns. NPR calls her “the voice of the future,” as the album’s second single, “The Body Electric”, represents her desire for justice and dream of change. Segarra says, “I hope the song not only speaks to women, but to anyone who has the desire to be free.” As Americana Music Association’s nominee for Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 has been an exciting year for Hurray For The Riff Raff.

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David King Reuben

London born, New York-based multi-media artist David King Reuben works across numerous mediums from painting to mixed media, always searching for new definitions for what it is to be human. As the eldest of seven children in an Orthodox Jewish household, his search for an identity outside of religion began through color and texture. He has exhibited works internationally and has been featured in Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Art Review, Elite Daily, Architectural Digest and more.

Since earning widespread acclaim for his fine art, his creative capacity has grown to include expression through music. With a penchant for words and a dissection of individual identity, King’s songs are an extension of that exploration – as he muses and tangles with love, passion and the city around him.

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Jessica Lea Mayfield blends vibrant folk story-telling with a rock edge to create a dynamic, unique tone. Her voice is delicate enough to croon a lullaby, but pierces the hearts of listeners and critics while expressing the joys of love and the brutality of its fallout.

Mayfield has been navigating music’s highway since boarding a 1956 tour bus headed south from Ohio to Tennessee (previously owned by Bill Monroe, Kitty Wells and Ernest Tubb) with her family’s bluegrass band at age eight. Her debut album, recorded in her brother’s bedroom, gained the attention of The Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach, who produced her first two studio albums.

USA Today says, “Her evolution as an artist has been fascinating to hear.”

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Mechanical River

Mechanical River is the moniker for Charleston, South Carolina native Joel Hamilton’s most recent musical project – a lo-fi folk masterpiece constructed with fuzzed out, crooning vocals, crunchy acoustic guitar arrangements, and drum machine percussion. In the spirit of true DIY, Hamilton plays every instrument on his debut album, ‘Astral Castle’, which he also recorded and produced himself. Tracks for the album were then mixed at Electric Lady Studios by Ben Baptie (Beck, Haim) and completed by famed mastering engineer Tom Coyne (Adele, Taylor Swift).

Songs “Pomelos” and “I Need Love” are already seeing much attention (and rotation) from tastemakers at KEXP in Seattle and other online channels. Listen here for an early sample of ‘Astral Castle’, which is being shopped for distribution now.

Heartbreaker Banquet

Heartbreaker Banquet is a carefully curated live event known for its early recognition of up-and-coming talent, and has been a feature of SXSW and Newport Folk Festival since 2012.

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