Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans Music! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip hop, rock, funk, funk blues and country. He is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of his band “Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs” In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Willie Nelson, Galactic, Mannie Fresh, Patti Labelle, Harry Connick Jr. and Lenny Kravitz to name a few. In addition to displaying his skills on the frontline as a lead performer, Allen is also a music composer, writer, producer and multi instrumentalist. With a scintillating and unique sound, look and exemplary talents, Allen transcends musical boundaries. He is the True Orleans Experience!
Madisun Proof has made influential moves around the local Boise scene. Well-accomplished as a recording artist and performer, this 208 them-cee expresses a conscious rap-style with hints of soul and jazz. Musical influences include Atmosphere, Amy Winehouse, Reverie, Chaka Khan, & the most educated, Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Active as a local in the Boise music scene, they have shared stages with influential acts such as Rapsody, Grieves, Oddisee, and Sh8peshifter. Holding a streak of 4-Time returning artist at Treefort and Boise Music Festivals, they understand the relationship between an artist and their community.
In the process of creating their first exclusive album, Transparent, Madisun explored inner workings of identity and emotion. Conceptualizing it for all to hear, the album acts as a message of reflection, crying out for understanding in a fast-paced world that has no time for it. After its release, Madisun shifted their efforts away from focus the of self towards the co-creation of collaborative group THEM. with Lyricallashea and Natalie Grace, with support of Anté, their grand master Disk Jockey.