Admiral Radio

Named after their ’41 radio, the South Carolina-based duo Coty Hoover and Becca Smith create a unique Americana blend rooted in traditional styles, with the capacity to touch the heartstrings of the modern-day listener. Having recently shared stages with acclaimed acts like Del McCoury, Molly Tuttle, Judah & The Lion, and more, this husband-and-wife duo is making waves across the Southeast and beyond. With heartfelt penmanship and a knack for storytelling, Admiral Radio cherishes the strong sense of community they nourish through their music.

After independently releasing their debut album of originals entitled Sounds Like You in 2020, they are now breathing new life into old-time songs that live in the public domain with their sophomore effort, Songs From The Vault, released in 2022. Featuring a myriad of instruments accompanying their lush and effortless vocal harmony, this couple and their timeless sound are a match for audiences of all ages. 

Marc Gunn

Marc Gunn is a rhythm & folk songwriter who fuses Irish and Scottish folk songs with pop culture. His musical weapon of choice is the autoharp. He breathes rock & roll into this folk instrument and adds a bellowing taste of rhythm & blues. Gunn found musical inspiration performing Irish drinking songs. He learned the art of performing at Renaissance faires and from his childhood idol, Elvis Presley, who said, “You’ve got to put on a show to draw a crowd.” His concerts are fun filled with sing along songs that get the audience’s feet tapping.
Gunn finds lyrical inspiration for this songwriting through his Celtic heritage as well as his love of pop culture. He was raised on Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, Doctor Who, and Firefly. He writes songs inspired not by the characters but by the themes that he discovers in the fandoms he consumes. This makes very real, down-to-earth songs about love, fear, and hope. All the while the songs are great for singing along in the Celtic tradition.

Marc now has over 20 solo albums on his homespun Mage Records label. In 2005 he transformed his popular Celtic Music Magazine into one of the first music podcasts. Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was one of the earliest podcasts to go online and definitely one of the longest lasting. It is still published after 12 years and has since won four times for Best Music Podcast in the Podcast Awards, the latest award in 2022. Using the musical past and a vivid imagination bolstered with ambition and drive, he blazes trails from Verse to cyberspace, encouraging others to follow.