John Peets is the founder of Q Prime South, established in 2001. He manages The Black Keys, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Marty Stuart, Rhiannon Giddens, and The Wild Feathers
The Black Keys took a break after touring their 2014 Turn Blue release, giving each Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney a chance to work on different projects. Dan Auerbach’s solo project, The Arcs, released Yours, Dreamily, in August 2015 closely followed by 2 7-inch singles, Stay in My Corner/Tomato Can and Outta My Mind/My Mind, the former inspired by the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing match in September 2015. Patrick Carney, along with his uncle, Ralph Carney, created the main title music for the Netflix original show BoJack Horseman, which is now on it’s third season in 2016. He also hosts a radio show every month on Sirius/XM station XMU called “Serious Boredom.”
Brothers Osborne, made up of brothers John and TJ Osborne, are Maryland natives, but currently live in Nashville, TN. The Grammy Nominated duo, signed to EMI Records Nashville, released their first album Pawn Shop in January 2016, including the no.1 hit “Stay a Little Longer.” After touring with Darius Rucker, Eric Church, and most recently, Miranda Lambert, the Brothers will embark on their first heading tour, “The Dirt Rich Tour,” in Fall 2016.
Eric Church’s latest studio album, 2015’s Mr. Misunderstood, was a surprise release, giving no prior announcement before Nov. 4 when his fan club members woke up with special white vinyl on their doorstep. Since the release, RIAA Gold single “Record Year” went No. 1 on Country Radio charts with new single “Kill a Word,” featuring Rhiannon Giddens, is climbing daily. After performing two sold out, (mostly) solo acoustic shows at Red Rocks in August 2016, two chances to purchase the music is coming in the Fall. Mr. Misunderstood On the Rocks Live (Mostly) Unplugged will be featured in a Wal-Mart Exclusive EP and Black Friday vinyl.
Marty Stuart is a musician, singer, and storyteller. With years of life on the road with Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt, Marty shares his experiences through his songs and through his photography. Not only does he have years of his music to share, he has boots, jackets, guitars, photographs, awards, and fan letters from all the country legends. Take a trip to The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN and be sure to check out the “donated by” name plate. Likely it will have Marty Stuart’s name on it.
Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops, debuted her first solo record Tomorrow is My Turn, produced by T Bone Burnett in February 2015. As a solo artist, Rhiannon’s first major recognition came at the “Another Day, Another Time” concert at New York City’s Town Hall when she stole the show, performing Odetta’s “Water Boy.” Burnett assembled an all-star cast, and after Rhiannon’s standing ovation, he asked her to be a part of the New Basement Tapes – an assembly of talented musicians recording some of Bob Dylan’s unfinished songs. Rhiannon, who originally envisioned a career in opera and earned a degree in vocal performance, was set to make her Broadway debut as Lottie Gee in Shuffle Along until the show decided to close in July 2016. Instead, she is able to still tape into her acting talent as Hanna Lee “Hallie” Jordan in the CMT show Nashville. New episodes are scheduled to air Winter 2017.
The Wild Feathers, consisting of Ricky Young, Joel King, Ben Dumas, and Taylor Burns, are a Nashville, TN based band, which were all lead singers of previous bands. Their live show not only has great energy, but with songs like “Left My Woman” and “Help Me Out,” be prepared for an entire venue sing-along.