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Favorite Son is a full-service booking agency specializing in individualized, strategic partnerships with our clients and venue partners. We work with artists of character, emphasizing career growth, mutually beneficial relationships, and safety for all. 

ABOUT
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ABOUT FAVORITE SON

EXPERIENCE

Favorite Son, LLC was founded by David Priebe. David has over 20 years of experience in the music industry.

He began his career as a musician, and after receiving a degree in Music Business from McNally Smith College of Music, began booking and managing artists independently. In 2009 he joined Green Room Music Source, where he became a managing partner and remained until 2020 when he brokered a deal to merge into Fleming Artists. Along the way he has taught collegiate courses, spoke and panneled and numerous conferences and events sharing knowledge and always continuing to learn. At the start of 2022, David opened Favorite Son with a small, ambitious team to continue the mission of helping artists succeed doing what they love. 

MISSION | SAFER SPACES + INCLUSION

The music industry has never been an easy place for artists to succeed, and the last thing any artist needs is to face additional challenges because of their gender, race, orientation, faith, etc. We are committed to supporting venues, promoters, businesses, and Artists who are inclusive and ethical in their approach to doing business. Moreover, when an artist or business is guilty of harassment, discrimination, or unethical behavior, we will not work with them until toxic elements are removed and wrongs have been made right to the full extent they can be. We can, and will, demand better. Working together, we can build a better community and industry for us to work in. 

SO, WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Favorite Son is a full-service booking agency. Like most agencies, we handle the calendars of touring musicians using state-of-the-art software run by an experienced team. We rely on a relationship-driven approach to working with artists and promoters across the United States and Canada. ​

 

So, what makes us different?

In today's landscape, most artists no longer have an entire team supporting them. Because of that, they often lean on the team members they do have to help in their overall development and success. We embrace that mentality and are always willing to assist our artists with general advice and strategies. We also offer all our clients organizational materials, referrals, and other resources. And we're not afraid to step across the line into management territory from time to time. We think that's the way to treat clients. We're not the big guys, after all ... we're the good guys! :)

ARTISTS

ARTISTS

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Best Ex

Best Ex might be a name you don't recall — but the band is certainly familiar. Fronted by singer/songwriter Mariel Loveland, the pop-speckled project toured across the US and UK as Candy Hearts, a wide-eyed punk band rooted in the nostalgic world of Vans Warped tour and the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack.

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David Berkeley

David Berkeley’s gift as a songwriter and storyteller is that he sees the tragedy and comedy in life, writing songs capable of both breaking and healing the heart. Berkeley has been called a “musical poet,” by the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times praises his “lustrous, melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake.” 

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Enemy Planes

Enemy Planes, indie-rock outfit from Minnesota, Echoes of M83, Foster the People, and acid jazz created a canvas for frontman Casey Call’s vocal lines to float above a sonic storm. The band cast spells on its audience, aided by their futuristic use of traditional electric lap-steel sounds. 

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Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique —clear, cool, and collected.

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Erinn Peet Lukes

With her pure, angelic voice and bluegrass-inspired sensibilities, Erinn Peet Lukes makes music that crosses genres with melodies that are fun and memorable. Growing up in Southern California, the singer/songwriter left home at 18 to explore the music scenes in Seattle, New York City, and Denver, writing and performing along the way. After years of touring with her popular bluegrass band Thunder and Rain, she moved to Nashville and recorded a pop, country, and rock-influenced EP with a top-notch team. In her decade-long career, Erinn has shared the stage with great songwriters such as Jennifer Knapp and John Paul White of the Civil Wars. Her songwriting has gotten her placed in the Kerrville New Folk Competition (2018) and the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition (2021). In the summer of 2021, she graced the stage of the world-famous Station Inn in Nashville, TN, for the very first time....but definitely not the last!

Jennifer Knapp

Jennifer Knapp

Jennifer Knapp is a singer-songwriter, author, speaker & LGBTQ advocate who has sold over 1 million albums, won 4 Dove Awards, and earned 2 Grammy nominations. She has released 7 studio albums, toured the globe & received critical acclaim for both her music & advocacy work for LGBTQ people of faith.

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Jolie Holland

Over the span of her career, Jolie Holland has knotted together a century of American song—jazz, blues, soul, rock and roll—into some stew that is impossible to categorize with any conventional critical terminology. As evident in her first recordings, Holland apparently has no fear of the truth, and there is no emotional core she cannot reach in song.

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Mark Mallman

Mallman's stage persona precedes him, but stepping back one sees a stunning body of recorded work. his expansive catalog of indefinitely emotional and masterfully orchestrated songs has been blasted over airwaves worldwide from MTV to NPR. USA Today, Wired, NME have all sung his praises. His ninth full-length album comes fresh off the heels of a widely-adorned memoir on happy music as medicine against grief and anxiety.

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MAUDLIN

MAUDLIN writes music about love, lust, and what goes bump in the night— David & Priscilla pride themselves on super boppy hits, enormous energy, and earworm hooks. Fans of the Pixies & Weezer will love their songwriting, and fans of Lucy Dacus, Bully, and Mates of States will love the vocals' big harmonies and female energy

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Nathan Kalish

Nathan Kalish is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, and wandering storyteller. Born in Milwaukee, WI, to missionary parents, he was moved around for most of his formative years. By the time Kalish had graduated high school, he had already lived all over the Midwest, as well as Western Europe, and directly after the wall fell in Eastern Europe.” He then spent over a decade performing music across both, playing bars and Honky-Tonks for 200+ shows a year. Now he lives and creates in Nashville, TN.

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REDD

Redd is a Knoxville-based Americana project led by Redd Daugherty. After placing in the top forty of Season 19 of American Idol, Redd left her teaching career behind to pursue music full-time. Starting during the pandemic, the band has become a regional mainstay performing over 200 times in Tennessee and surrounding areas. Their live sound features Will Ross (upright bass) and Gavin Gregg (mandolin) backing Redd as she channels a range of sounds from Janis Joplin to Norah Jones, all with her unique Appalachian twist. 

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Rachel Sumner
& Traveling Light

With songs as sweet and biting as the nectar and venom in her voice, Rachel Sumner has been captivating audiences throughout the northeast with her exciting new band Traveling Light. While their instrumentation and textures show roots deep in bluegrass and traditional folk music, Sumner's lyric-forward writing and penchant for snaking chord progressions demand something beyond folk conventions, highlighting the acrobatic range of her brilliant bandmates Kat Wallace (fiddle/harmonies) and Mike Siegel (upright bass).

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Sawyer Fredericks

With his deep, beyond-his-years original lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances, Sawyer seems an unlikely match for reality tv. Still he won Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice and hasn’t stopped his journey since.

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South For Winter

With a blend of dreamy acoustic duets, foot-stomping Folk, and bluesy murder ballads, New Zealand-born and Nashville-based South for Winter’s sound is as eclectic as their origins. The band is composed of New Zealander Nick Stone, Colorado native Dani Cichon, and Michigander Alex Stradal, and together the three multi-instrumentalists and songwriters combine elements such as cello, guitar, mandolin, and three-part harmonies into a genre-bending sound described by American Songwriter as “impeccable.”

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Thunder and Rain

Nashville-based Thunder and Rain weaves together acoustic instruments, country melodies and progressive sensibilities to create a modern Bluegrass sound featuring lead singer/songwriter Erinn Peet Lukes’ “nimble, yet devastating” vocals.

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Tracy Bonham

Tracy Bonham is an artist who has never ceased growing and has never stopped challenging herself, her own talents, or her audience. As PopMatters aptly describes, “Bonham, from the beginning and increasingly over time, is a riveting, complicated maker of pop music.” Her album, Modern Burdens, made Rolling Stone’s Top 50 albums of 2017, which they describe as “a lovingly penned postcard to Bonham’s past self, and a fascinating look at where she’s at right now.”

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 Yësac

YËSAC is the new solo project from the originator / frontman of acclaimed Minneapolis based band ENEMY PLANES and singer in the San Francisco based GARZA (with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation). Listen to the Exclusive Preview below for a sneak peek of things to come in spring of 2022 and keep scrolling to stream and watch the debut single “LEYOHAIDO”.

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BEST EX
DAVID BERKLEY
ENEMY PLANES
ERIN MCKEOWN
ERINN PEET LUKES
JENNIFER KNAPP
JOLIE HOLLAND
MARK MALLMAN
MAUDLN
NATHAN KALISH
REDD
RACHEL SUMNER & TRAVELING LIGHT
SAWYER FREDERICKS
SOUTH FO WINTER
THUNDER & RAIN
TRACY BONHAM
 YëSAC
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