Digney Fignus (Ballroom)
Singer/Songwriter Digney Fignus is renowned for his infectious melodies and energetic, rootsy, "cajun opera" vibe. Critic CD DiGuardia of Northeast Performer calls Digney's music "a window into a hazy, warm-colored world of swamps, storytellers, and shufflin' swang". Critic John Jones of No Depression magazine simply calls him hands down "The best Boston musician." Ted Drozdowski of the Boston Phoenix says Digney's music is: "An easy-to-digest but sophisticated blend of blues, folk, Cajun, and old-time music with a rock-and-roll heart...Fignus’s clear-toned, flexible voice puts his story of loss, faith, and hope across with ease, and his ensemble’s playing is always dead on - precise, spare, yet loose enough to serve the backcountry spirit that the lyrics evoke."
Digney Fignus' latest CD, “LAST PLANET ON THE LEFT”, received national and international airplay spending a month in the TOP 40 on the national Americana Chart and reaching #6 on the International Roots/Rock Chart. Digney also won the WZLX Boston Anthem contest with his song "BOSTON TOWN". The song is featured on the four-song CD BOSTON TOWN which was nominated for RECORD OF THE YEAR by the Mass Country Music Awards Association. One of the songs from the CD, "End of the Line," won one of the SONG OF THE YEAR awards. “Dig” arrived on the music scene playing guitar and singing in a three-piece Boston punk band called the Spikes, scoring on local radio with songs like "Air Raid" and "Summer Vacation."
Open: Hayley Sabella - With clever lyrics based on the notion that the best songs start with having something to say, Hayley Sabella pulls not only from her past musical influence but through her contemporaries as well. Drawing from names like Jeff Buckley, Anais Mitchell, and Sufjan Stevens, Hayley defines a style that is passionate, dynamic, and all her own.