Clint Alphin is a Nashville-based performing songwriter originally from North Carolina. Last summer, he won the 2017 Telluride Troubadour Contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, he was an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and he played at the Huntington Folk Festival. Clint has performed across the US in places like the Bluebird Café, the Sundance Film Festival, Merlefest, and Folk Alliance International and regional conferences. He currently has three independently released albums and is working on a fourth to be released later this year.
Clint was born and raised in Dunn, NC, where most of his family still lives. He earned degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and Appalachian State. His music has been influenced by various Tar Heel sources, including the gospel of the Pentecostal churches, the beach music of Eastern North Carolina, the music of James Taylor, and the Bluegrass and folk influences of Doc Watson and the Appalachian mountains.
Mary Beth Koplin, BA is a singer-songwriter from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Her passion is music and her songs will inspire and delight you. As a child in Baltimore, MD, she played the family’s old Baldwin spinet and sang harmony while her mother sang the lead from pop music and show tunes. Song after song grew into a lifestyle that propelled Mary Beth to graduate from Regents College, Albany, New York with a degree in music performance. While raising a family she also had a successful piano teaching studio where her greatest achievement was to pass on the love of music to her students!
She’s influenced by Carole King, Diana Krall, Motown, and the Beatles…but also twenty-one pilots! So, her music is multi-genre, from Pop/Rock to Jazz Balads, from Country to Latin. Being a trained pianist gives her fluency with many styles. But it’s songwriting that gives her creative expressions the deepest satisfaction. She writes from the potent moments of her life, and finds delight in the simplest, profound experience.
Mary Beth’s fans find a place for themselves in her music. As she says, “I think that the best music takes a personal experience and makes it universal. It’s not me performing, but all of us sharing life together, through the songs. “