With a massive list of potential artists for the letter "N" I decided to try something a little different. All three artists today have less than 14,000 views for the video of their song. To put things in perspective, the bonus video (from a band who is fairly well-known everywhere but in the United States) has 46.4 million views.
Casey Frazier - "Nowhere Near a Saint"
When I first heard this track, I couldn't believe that Casey Frazier was playing coffee shops in Seattle. As far as I know, he still is. This is one of those artists that simply has too much talent to be unknown. If I were to put together a Top Ten list of artists I would like to see make it, Casey Frazier would be on that list.
Nat Johnson and the Figureheads - "Wonderful Emergency"
Solid song-writing from an indie alternative artist that simply hasn't gotten that elusive "big break."
Nine Black Alps - "Vampire In The Sun"
[Editor's Note: This video follows a classic horror movie theme and may not be everyone's cup of tea.]
This is somewhere between rock and punk - not great (I'm really picky with both genres) - but solidly good.
Nightwish - Amaranth
Our eldest daughter is into symphonic rock and, Dad being Dad, I'm always looking for new bands for her. If you're unfamiliar with the genre this is a really great song is a great place to get your feet wet. Think of symphonic rock as hard rock with a female lead singer that was most likely has a background in opera. The sound blends hard and soft in a very interesting way.