I've been putting up videos on Youtube for over two years now. What began as just an outlet to share new music with long-distance friends and family, turned into a community of followers and a beautiful way to connect with people across the world. Today I wanted to feature some of my personal favorite youtube channels to visit. All of these ladies are independent artists - which means they fund everything on their own. Take a minute and stop by to visit them. Your support is what allows them to continue to do what they love.
I am continually impressed by this girl. I first came across her Taylor Swift cover of "Dear John," but soon discovered she was also a great songwriter. If you love Corinne Bailey Rae or Sara Bareilles, you are sure to love Jayme. Check out her original song, "Love Whiplash!" below.
One of my very first youtube "friends," Sarah Bella, is an incredible story-teller. She writes and sings about real life experiences - her own, as well as others. She has impacted many with her lyrics, and is currently working on recording an EP in Nashville, TN. Watch her support video below to see what it's all about.
I think we can all thank Kina for making the splash in the world of Youtube singer/songwriters. She entered her original song, "Message from Your Heart" in the Crash the Superbowl contest in 2007. I remember voting for her and watching her video win! It wasn't long before her fanbase exploded. However, Kina chose to leave the label that signed her after winning the national contest and become an independent artist. Watch her latest music video below.
I came across Emily's album "Bright Side" in 2006. I connected with her via Facebook and learned that we shared similar backgrounds, musically. She studied at Berklee and recently released another album, Proof. This is not your typical pop diva. Her songs provide depth both musically and lyrically. Don't miss out on hearing this fantastic voice.