Shay Martin Lovette
Shay Martin Lovette has been honing his craft on tour across the southeast and beyond since the release of his 2018 album "Swift Drifter." This impressive 2018 solo effort offered a glimpse of Lovette's upbringing in western North Carolina with a batch of thoughtful and finely-crafted songs filled with natural imagery evocative of North Carolina's open spaces. His music has also started to drift overseas where the Berlin, Germany based new folk music curator, Songpickr, referred to Lovette as an "undiscovered jewel" and selected "Swift Drifter" as one of the top albums of the year. Public radio powerhouse, WNCW also ranked "Swift Drifter" in their top 100 albums of 2018 as voted by their listeners. In 2019 he capped off a year of touring by winning Merlefest's 2019 band competition and began work on a new album with his friend Joseph Terrell of the band Mipso at the helm as producer.
"The album’s ambitious twang, its rich, timeless lyricism, and sprawling warm textures streamline Lovette to a rightful roost alongside many of his veteran songwriter heroes."
-- New Commute