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Alexander 23, Dawes, HANSON, Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion, SOFI TUKKER, and Sam Nelson Harris of X Ambassadors Are On This Week’s SESSIONS

Alexander 23, Dawes, HANSON, Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion, SOFI TUKKER, and Sam Nelson Harris of X Ambassadors Are On This Week’s SESSIONS
Wednesday, May 20 at
1pm Pacific/4pm EST/8pm GMT

Watch on Twitch HERE

Truideation and Twitch Announce Third SESSIONS
Hosted by Hannah Rad
Benefitting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
May 18, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Two shows into the Truideation and Twitch collaborative festival SESSIONS, the show has seen over 1.5 million unique views and a multitude of larger than life performances from artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams to JOJO to Allie X to CAM. Now on its third week, SESSIONS has announced Alexander 23, Dawes, HANSON, Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion, SOFI TUKKER, and Sam Nelson Harris of X Ambassadors as its lineup for this Wednesday, May 20 at 1:00 PM Pacific/4:00 PM ET/8:00 PM GMT. Hosted by Hannah Rad, the festival will feature performances and conversation live exclusively on Twitch (link HERE) and will benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The fourth episode of SESSIONS will be held on May 27 and promises to be a showstopper.

Viewers can contribute to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund via a “DONATE HERE” button or online at https://tiltify.com/@sessions/sessions. MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy as a safety net in times of need for the music community. MusiCares offers confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues.  Spotify will match all donations made as well. 

Streaming gear partner Logitech is providing Blue Yeti X microphones and Logitech 4k Brio webcams to artists while esports Streaming Partner Waveform Entertainment will ensure that the sound and visuals are optimal and broadcast standard.

Interscope recording artist and Chicago native, Alexander Glantz is the sole creative force behind Alexander 23: he writes, records and produces all of his music in self-built studio in Los Angeles. The multi-instrumentalist fuses his indie pop sound combining his effortless falsettos with guitar plucks and up-tempo drums creating something entirely his own. In March 2019, he made his debut with “Dirty AF1s,” later that fall he shared his critically acclaimed debut EP, I’m Sorry I Love You. The rising artist went on to spend the rest of 2019 on tour with Alec BenjaminOmar Apollo, mxmtoon and made his Lollapalooza debut. Alexander kicked off the top 2020 selling out two headline shows at The Moroccan Lounge and joined Chelsea Cutler on her US tour. Additionally, he continued to release new music including teaming up with Selena Gomez to remix her hit song, “Rare.” Most recently he shared his latest track “IDK You Yet” (charting across all digital streaming platforms) which currently has over 20.9 million streams globally. The infectious song struck a trend on Tik Tok and landed him on the cover of Spotify’s Pop Rising playlist and a top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 Chart. This year Alexander 23 will continue to work on new music.

Dawes 'Passwords', the group’s sixth studio album, and fourth on their own HUB Records, is an album for and about the modern age: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, and the small victories and big losses that give it shape. In the decade since Dawes emerged from Southern California, the band, consisting of guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini, has evolved and electrified and grown into a forward-thinking band for the 21st century. The result is Passwords, a warm, lived-in album that spotlights Dawes’s strength as a live act while also staying rooted in studio craft and consideration. Ultimately, Passwords is a clever and clear-eyed defense of empathy in the face of apathy (on songs like "Living In The Future") and a timely call for patience and understanding in an age of political partisanship (on "Crack the Case"). “Songs can be passwords,” Goldsmith says, “because they're a means of giving access to someone else's perspective, thereby elaborating your own.” In this way, Passwords uses its words wisely, unfolding with well-reasoned articulation and pointed punch, while never compromising the band’s innate musicality and song-writing prowess. Rarely has a band created such an appropriate soundtrack for the modern age, and with Passwords, Dawes does just that.

Over their first 25 years as the band HANSON, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have made a significant mark in music. Starting in 1992, they spent their first five years building a fanbase as an independent band in Tulsa, OK. After signing a record deal, they saw a meteoric rise with the 1997 international smash single “MMMBop” from their debut album Middle Of Nowhere followed by consecutive top 40 singles. A long line of hits, 5 more studio albums, multiple Grammy nominations and over 16 million album sales followed. Over their second decade, the band charted their own course, running an independent label while maintaining a coveted connection with their global fanbase. In 2007, they launched a grassroots campaign to support poverty and HIV/AIDS relief in Africa (TakeTheWalk.net). In 2013 they launched HANSON Brothers Beer, premiering their new venture with a signature Pale Ale, Mmmhops, and in 2014 they launched the hugely successful Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival in their hometown of Tulsa, which boasts 40,000 attendees annually.

Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands out of Nashville, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. Their lyrical wit and hook heavy songwriting has certainly proved a winning method: since breaking onto the music scene in 2014, the band has notched eight #1 singles at country radio, surpassed one billion on-demand streams, earned several Platinum and Gold single certifications and are currently headlining arenas and amphitheaters around the globe. Old Dominion earned 5 nominations for the upcoming 2020 ACM Awards, including their fifth nod for the “Group of the Year” category. Nominations for the band include “Single of the Year” for their hit “One Man Band,” as both the artist and as producers alongside longtime collaborator Shane McAnally, “Song of the Year,” where Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi each received individual nominations as songwriters in addition and “Video of the Year.” Collectively, the band lead nominations for the upcoming show, with 8 total. The reigning CMA and ACM “Group of the Year” have also been notably named ACM “New Group of the Year,” ACCA “Breakthrough Group of the Year,” AIMP “Songwriter Artist of the Year” and Music Row “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” and in 2017, frontman Matthew Ramsey was ASCAP’s “Artist of the Year.” The band has also received nominations for CMT Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, and iHeart Radio Awards. Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers. Their melodic stunning self-titled third LP was released on October 25, 2019.

SOFI TUKKER is the genre-defying duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern celebrated for their inclusive and global perspective on electronic music and their work's themes of liberation, unity, and self-empowerment. Their debut single "Drinkee" was nominated for a Best Dance Recording Grammy,® which was followed by a Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy® nomination for their debut album Treehouse. SOFI TUKKER's records have achieved Gold or Platinum status on every continent other than Antarctica. Their electric and energetic live show has sold out venues and graced major festival stages across the planet, and SOFI TUKKER has also performed on major TV shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (USA), X-Factor (Italy), Sunday Brunch (UK), Late Show (Russia) and BuzzRhythm (Japan). SOFI TUKKER are also passionate activists who have raised funds and awareness for Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, and the March for Our Lives.

Sam Nelson Harris is the lead singer/songwriter for multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors who released their sophomore album ORION in June 2019 and headed out on an extensive headline tour of the United States.  ORION followed the release of X Ambassadors’ debut album VHS which saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie scene outsiders to Billboard stalwarts. Now certified Platinum, VHS provided an intimate look at Sam Nelson Harris and his brother Casey Harris’ youth, studded with audio snippets from home movies, and early recording sessions and sound checks. With it, came the genre-defining hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades,” a three-year global touring odyssey and a string of high-profile festival performances. X Ambassadors wrote and produced three songs on Lizzo’s GRAMMY® nominated album Cuz I Love You, including the song “Jerome” which won a GRAMMY® for Best Traditional R&B Performance.  X Ambassadors released their new EP, Belong, earlier this year on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Belong EP features the songs “Everything Sounds Like A Love Song” as well as “Belong” and “Happy Home.”  

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