Category Archives for "Featured Artists"

Check out the #IndiesUnite Featured Artists. You’ll find some of the best musicians, writers, authors, filmmakers, and other artists ever to grace Earth.

OutKast – When You Mix Talent, R&B, Hip Hop, & Humor

I used to cross paths with these guys in Atlanta before they blew up into superstars. I remember them coming back from Jamaica and changing their style. Adre and Big Boi’s appearance and music became looser, playful and more psychedelic, and roots-oriented than their first album. Their popularity skyrocketed. 

Continue to check out some of the best OutKast videos/songs.

Tools No Writer Should Live Without

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression

There are specific tools every writer should have in their toolbox.

The writing duo of Ackerman and Puglisi are responsible for some of the essential tools in my writing toolbox. 

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi contribute to the development of authors with their blog and otherwise, but perhaps nowhere more than their Writers Thesauruses. I polled every author and screenwriter at Indies Unite, and all believe these thesauruses are invaluable (it is a breakthrough for these diverse-minds to agree on anything). 

Pat Metheny – My Favorite Jazz Guitarist

A friend introduced me to Pat Metheny while we were attending the University of Oklahoma. I had already been to my share of concerts and seen some great guitarists. The elite few–Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, George Harrison–made their guitar talk and sing. Pat Metheny is such a guitarist, which is why he ranks as my favorite Jazzy guitarists. 

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