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Jeff Canada was born and raised in the piney woods of southeast texas. At an early age he fell in love with the stage lights and has made entertaining people his life long priority. From the theatre stages in high school, to the bars and honkytonks, to now sharing the stage on a regular basis with his heroes, Jeff has turned heads with his real life song writing and comedic antics. “Every line in my songs is a line on my face” Jeff said in a recent interview. His song writing is about the stories, the pain, the struggle, the joy, the love in real life situations. “The people in front of you are the ones that matter. The ones that buy the tickets, and merch, and follow you. Those people should be your priority at all times” Jeff also said. Jeff latest release Ride With Me is out now and available everywhere. Since the release of his first album Wishin Well, he has been sharing the stage with people such as, Gary Allan, Shane Smith and the Saints, William Clark Green, Kolby Cooper, Tracy Byrd, and many more.
Living by her mantra, 'Daire to be different,' multihyphenate breakout star Daire McLeod has manifested her dream as she stars as ‘Charli Allen’ in the reboot of the Emmy award-winning series “Ghostwriter.” Prior to “Ghostwriter,” Daire can be seen in several short films and numerous musical theater productions, and most recently she can be seen in “Mysteries At The Museum,” “Coop and Cami: Ask The World” and “Danger Force.”
Born in Texas, Daire McLeod is the daughter of an 80's rock singer father and an elite volleyball player/ entrepreneur mother. Because of her parents' adventurous spirit, Daire was taught at a young age to try everything and never be afraid to shine. From surfing in Hawaii to chasing fairies in Scotland to learning Karate and breaking boards to horseback riding, Daire explored numerous activities as a curious child—hunting for the one she loved most. At the very young age of five, when she was performing on stage at a kindergarten talent show, Daire found her calling—to use her imaginative talents to make people smile or feel a little better just for a while.
Daire began acting and singing in local musical theater productions and quickly realized that she wanted this to be more than a hobby. With the support of her parents, Daire spread her wings and flew to New York at the age of ten to audition for Broadway plays, sing in cabarets, and begin dance training which would later morph into a love for hip-hop. She then landed in Los Angeles, further pursuing her calling as an actress—making impact wherever she went, winning the hearts of casting directors, fellow actors, and coaches, including her mentor, Jack Turnbull.
The talented actress is also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, and ukulele). Inspired by the likes of Talyor Swift, Amos Lee and Amy Whinehouse, Daire will soon be releasing her new single, ‘Hey Honey,’ and will begin recording her first album. In addition to songwriting, the creative teen writes novels across a variety of genres, as well as screenplays.
Daire knows the world is hers for the taking and hers to give back to. She is passionate about women’s rights and animal rights and her passion for reading led her to start a nonprofit, “Daire to Read,” which provides books to kids in need. She hopes to be the youngest person to write, pitch, and direct a show like Tina Fey and to attend Yale to earn her Juris Doctor degree.
With a big voice and bigger heart, Payton Riley has been impressing audiences with her crystal clear vocals since the tender age of 9. Her musical talents extend beyond the microphone, however, as this rising star writes many of her own songs, delivering a powerful message that belies her young age. When not in Memphis honing her songwriting skills, you can find Payton performing around Houston as well as Dallas and the Texas Hill Country.
Music has always been a part of Payton’s life, with her parents saying she was singing as soon as she was able to talk. Born in 2008, Payton started voice lessons at age 7 and was soon singing the national anthem around town. At 9 years old, she started learning how to write songs and performed an original tune on the Dosey Doe Big Barn stage in The Woodlands, TX. Since then, she’s been a regular at Houston-area venues in Conroe, Montgomery, and Spring, performing original songs and cover tunes. In 2022, she was one of the youngest ever to attend a songwriting retreat in Memphis put on by award-winning singer-songwriter Grace Askew. There, she learned new writing techniques, co-wrote with seasoned artists, and recorded the songs in the Sam Phillips Recording Services Studio. Also in 2022, Payton released her first EP that included three original songs. Still in junior high, Payton is active in basketball, cross country, and track. She also likes to fish and hunt.
With a supportive network of family and friends, Payton wants to share her music with the world. She particularly hopes to be an inspiration to other young artists, encouraging them to keep working and especially be kind to everyone. Guided by an unshakeable faith in God, Payton wants to lift up other musicians and allow His light to shine through her so she can help others through their dark times.
Payton’s giving heart and sassy attitude combine for captivating stage performances and original songs that whisper to your innermost thoughts. See her around the Houston area now and watch for her at even bigger venues in the future.
Payton released her first EP in early 2022. (click to listen)
I am an Abstract Mixed Media Artist, who discovered painting at a young age. Each painting is a fragment of myself. Through my life I have curated shows and participated in many gallery openings. My art brings an extensive mastery of color theory, innate sense of rhythm, and compositional elements to each painting. Art is a visual poetry bursting forth with relentless energetic expression. My masterful fusion of realism with abstraction comes to fruition through an innate and harnessed use of color and composition, and deft use of oil paint mixed with cold wax as well as painting with acrylic paint. I achieve a myriad of palpable textures and moods with every confident brush stroke.
This past year I was invited to participate in national and global Galleries compentions and won in the Mixed media, as my work was also published.
Mrs. Garrisons will be joining our mission to work with the foster youth on a regular basis. We are so excited and grateful for this partnership.