Musicians

These are guests from our first event. Stay tuned for Resistance Con 2.0!

Kamara Thomas
Kamara Thomas is a singer, songwriter and dramatist that logged time in Los Angeles and New York City. In the latter, Thomas honed her craft playing in power trio Earl Greyhound and twangy side project the Ghost Gamblers. (She also served as the driving force behind the weekly Honky-Tonk Happy Hour series at the Living Room on the Lower East Side.) Performing in the vicinity of her current Durham home with her ace band the Night Drivers, Thomas is working on her successfully crowdfunded debut Tularosa: An American Dreamtime. It will be a culmination of the first august stage of a storytelling career from the little girl who once eagerly soaked up the voices of Dolly, Emmylou, Loretta Lynn and the 1970s outlaws. She’ll be performing solo at our Motorco Pre-Convention party on June 2nd. Check out one of her videos here.
She’ll play at our June 2nd Motorco event.

— Paste Magazine, “14 Artists Proving Black Americana is Real”, Kandia Crazy Horse, 2017

 

Pie Face Girls

Birthed in the basements of Raleigh, NC, Pie Face Girls is a self taught punk trio navigating feminist/queer experiences one riff at a time. They’ll play at our June 2nd Motorco event.

 

 

 

 

Mary Johnson Rockers with Special Guests
Mary Johnson Rockers is a Durham-based singer songwriter with roots in the South, a heart for social justice, and two decades of performing, collaborating and recording with area notables to her name. Alongside the impeccable harmonies of Miriam Chicurel-Bayard she delivers a diverse repertoire of lyrically charged songs in subtle twang. “The songs are so catchy, well-written and eclectic…nearly irresistible.” – Chris Parker, Indy Week. For the pre-convention show Mary is joined by Miriam Chicurel-Bayard (vocals), Robert Cantrell on percussion (Hobex, Tim Smith Band) and special guest cellist and songwriter Josh Starmer (Birds and Arrows, Josh Starmer and the Starmakers). Watch Mary and her new band Nantahala perform a new song which speaks to our current political climate here. They’ll play at the June 2nd Motorco show.

 

JooseLord Magnus
JooseLord Magnus was born and raised In Harlem, NY, raised and sheered in Durham, NC. Compared to rappers such as Busta Rhymes, Eminem, DMX and Tyler The Creator; JooseLord is more than a rapper, he is an activist against pretty much anything detrimental to his community. He stands against bullying, racism (of any kind), and corporate/governmental tyranny. Check out his music on soundcloud here. [Explicit]

He will perform at our June 2nd Motorco event.