Diversion Records Recording Artist Pete Mancini got his start as the frontman and songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. His debut solo album Foothill Freeway explored the Americana influences that were a hallmark of his work with his former band. In 2018, he released a live EP, Alive in Patchogue. Since signing with Diversion Records, Mancini has released three singles, Pine Box Derby, DUI Blues, and My Hometown. His second full length album Flying First Class was released in 2019. Mancini’s songs have received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the world, and they continue to win over hearts and minds wherever they are heard. Over the years, Mancini has opened for acts such as Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, Pure Prairie League, Robbie Fulks, James Maddock, Marah, Steve Forbert, Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams, Kevin Gordon, and Iain Matthews.
Cassandra House is a Long Island-based singer/songwriter whose unique sound has been described as soulful, earnest & raw. She has shared the stage with such talents as Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, Shannon McNally, G. Love, Lucy Kaplansky, Jen Chapin & Todd Scheaffer of Railroad Earth. Compared to the likes of Patty Griffin, Kathleen Edwards & Neko Case, her original music, surrounded by her band of five star musicians makes this act a must-see. She has been a featured folk artist in her community on Long Island, and looks forward to branching out to other states and spreading her music to any ears willing to listen. Cassandra’s newest recording efforts have been with the help of acclaimed & Grammy winning producer/engineer Ben Wisch.
Dave March is a local singer/songwriter, bass player, and a founding member of critically acclaimed folk rock ensemble Miles to Dayton as well as a member of Cassandra House’s full band. His influences include Johnny Cash, Ray Lamontagne, John Lennon to name a few. Dave has shared the stage with artists such as Jen Chapin, Tom Paxton, Richie Havens and Levon Helm’s Dirt Farmer.
Travis McKeveny is a Long Island-based singer/ songwriter/gonzo haikuist. He began in his early twenties to write songs in earnest and hasn’t stopped since. His debut album, Last Year’s Leaves (2012), met with critical acclaim, garnering him comparisons to John Prine and Tom Waits. McKeveny’s sophomore effort, October Porches and Second Hand Fears (2015) — produced by The Infamous Stringdusters’ Andy Falco — represented a major leap forward, sonically and lyrically. Recently, McKeveny again joined forces with Falco, this time to write “1901: A Canyon Odyssey,” which appeared on the Stringdusters’ Grammy-winning album Laws of Gravity (2017). McKeveny has opened for such nationally touring acts as Todd Sheaffer (of Railroad Earth) and Chuck Prophet. He plans to continue writing, singing, and playing “till the wheels fall off,” and not a minute sooner.