AllMojo Management artists craft some of the most compelling, creative and successful music in the world.
Sarah Jane Hargis is a nationally acclaimed performing artist in the repertoire of classical, modern and improvisational musics. Sarah Jane, flutist, has been performing improvisational music for the last eighteen years. Her adventurous spirit continues to take her to new realms of sonic exploration. Sarah Jane takes a full, rich flute sound acquired from her classical training and electrifies it with guitar effect pedals. You can hear in her music soundscapes like no other.
Edison Chair killed at SXSW 2015, and this energetic six-piece rock band from Austin, Texas honors the style of timeless rock such as The Who and The Beatles, while making innovative strides in the wake of popular modern bands such as The Fratellis and Oasis. Formed in 2007, the band quickly attracted attention from multi-platinum producers and major labels such as Interscope Records.With fabulous new female lead singer in Rachel Thompson (think Janis Joplin & Grace Slick), and multi-part harmonies from Wes Armstrong, Martin Aker,Wes Ballew, Jake Draper, and Ellen Gruber, and songs you'll be singing long after the party, Edison Chair has developed a sound that will be hard to forget. Edison Chair is quickly becoming one of the most sought after live acts in their hometown Austin!
Bruce Smith wails at a fever pitch, brings it all down to a whisper and rocks all the spaces in between, always maintaining intensity and integrity. The Austin Chronicle writes, "Austin's Bruce Smith Band impresses,...his songs bring together a wide-screen view that defies his youth." Bryan Beck of KGSR Austin says Bruce Smith is a "great singer/songwriter," and Austin agent extraordinaire David Cotton observes that "Bruce Smith is the fastest rising star at the Saxon Pub since Los Lonely Boys.”
Sara Curtin is a D.C. musician / former Brooklyn fishmonger and CMJ.com Top 200 artist (“romantic groove, gossamer weight of the melody, and libidinous lyrical invitations” - CMJ.com). Glide Magazine writes “she expands the palette on what a visionary singer-songwriter can mold”. Sara made a name for herself in the folk scene with her duo The Sweater Set, but NPR’s WAMU Bandwidth describes her solo project led by “Summer”, the first “slow and sultry” single from 2015 album Michigan Lilium, as having more in common “with Sade or Sharon Van Etten than D.C.’s long folk tradition.” American Songwriter magazine featured “Summer” as a Daily Discovery. Sara also is a 2013-2015 Artist Fellow sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
Shark Rider is the latest musical project from renowned ATX musician John Aldridge, a 5-Time Austin Music Award winner, whose other projects include the legendary The Black and White Years and Flavor Raid. Shark Rider brings a new sound, driving Garage Rock sweetened by irrepressible Surf Music, with crack picking and terrific vocals. Shark Rider features Nowell Maluski on Guitar/Vox, Joe Gardner on Guitar/Vox, John Aldridge on Bass, and Josh N. Halpern on drums.
While most kids were playing cops and robbers, Ryan Hommel played Elvis. Hommel is now a touring veteran and multi-faceted producer with artists such as Stephen Kellogg, Seth Glier, Heather Maloney, Jamie Kent and The Sweetback Sisters. Coming into his own now as a solo artist, Ryan Hommel delivers his songs with a hyper-focused and intentional quiet intensity. Playing his mature, soulful and strong voice against his guitar playing, ranging from delicate and sincere to rowdy and uninhibited is just the kind of intellect that Hommel brings to his live performances; drawing audiences further and further in is the natural product of his honesty. As Livingston Taylor observes “Ryan delivers his beautiful music with a discipline and clarity that allows it to travel straight to your soul.” Listen to Ryan's "The Optical Shop" on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your music online.