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New Green Roster Band: Single Girl Married Girl

Newest Green Roster Band- Single Girl Married Girl! Happy to celebrate Earth Day with a new band dedicated to sustainability! SGMG is based in NYC, and their Americana/folk/pop music shows off incredible vocals, playing, and lyrics.

Their new album, Spark, comes out May 19th, and will be packaged in sustainable materials! You can learn more about SGMG's green goals on their Green Roster band page, HERE.

To listen to Single Girl Married Girl, visit their website. Be sure to follow them on socials!

@sgmgtheband on Twitter and Instagram


New Green Roster Band: Wise Old Moon

Newest Green Roster Band- Wise Old Moon! The band hails from Hartford, CT. Their music ties traditional folk influences with high-energy, twang infused indie rock. Wise Old Moon is dedicated to the environment- their merch is 100% cotton, USA made and printed with eco-friendly inks! Glad to have them on the Green Roster. Check them out and take a listen to their music HERE

This coming year, the band hopes to create another environmentally conscious merch piece, spend more time in natural places, and do their part to encourage other bands to take up environmental practices. Yeah!

New Green Roster Band: The Gage Brothers

Another new member for Green Roster! This time it's the Gage Brothers, out of Akron, OH. These guys play some great music- mixing traditional and new age styles into a unique folk and blues sound. Give them a listen HERE.

When they're not performing, you might catch them hiking around Cuyahoga National Park- it's their favorite. They're also planning to recycle/upcycle all of their spent strings this year! Learn more about The Gage Brothers on their website above, and on our page highlighting their environmental endeavors.

New Green Roster Band: Ben Cosgrove

We are really excited to announce a very accomplished musician and environmentalist to the Green Roster. Ben Cosgrove is a talented instrumentalist inspired by landscapes and place. Nature is clearly situated in his classical-folk crossover music. "By focusing single-mindedly on place/landscape/environment in my music, I hope to actively work against that human tendency to ignore the things around us." Isn't he the best!? What's more, is that he's held artist residencies at public lands across the US! Learn more about his eco-experience here.

Give him a listen and look out for his next show on his website:

New Green Roster Band: Jake Klar

Sustain is pleased to announce that Jake Klar has joined the Green Roster! Not only does he make great gritty, indie-Americana rock & roll, Klar also cares about doing the right thing for the environment. Check him out and listen to his music at:

(Secret: Sustain's co-founders contributed to Jake's Crescent St. Blues EP! Harrison played bass and Betsy made dinners to feed the crew! Go listen!)

As part of the Green Roster program re-launch, we're now giving all members their own page on our website, highlighting their environmental accomplishments. Check out Jake's, and learn more about him HERE.

New Green Roster Band: Max García Conover

Sustain is pleased to announce that Max García Conover has taken the Green Roster pledge, and will be supporting environmental tour practices as he performs across the country. Sustain's co-founders had the pleasure of meeting Max and hearing his music in Portland, Maine. It's not often that you find a singer-songwriter with the level of talent and skill that Max has, and we're really excited to share his music and dedication to the environment with you.

Max García Conover grew up at the end of a dead-end road in Western New York, listening to 90s rap on his walkman, chasing down snakes and crayfish in the creek behind his house. When he came around to listening to folk songwriters, it was mostly for the words. After moving to Puerto Rico in the summer of 2007, he taught himself to play guitar and started writing songs of his own to play for tips on the sidewalks of Old San Juan. He has written several hundred since, from delicate, impressionistic story songs to full on foot stomping ones, combining intricate fingerstyle guitar work with a gruff voice, a suitcase drum, and a lot of words. 

Now based in Portland, Maine, Conover travels the country, drawing on his deep and ever growing catalogue, playing a different set every night, and telling stories and fables between songs. In 2012, he was chosen as Maine’s Best New Act, and he’s since shared the stage with bands like Lake Street Dive and Frontier Ruckus, drawing comparisons to The Tallest Man On Earth, The Mountain Goats, and Shakey Graves. The Portland Phoenix describes Conover as “a hell of a fingerstyle guitarist [with] an arresting vocal style" and Performer Magazine called his last album "engaging [and] breathtaking," writing that "each work on this folk masterpiece is chilling [and] unmistakably appealing." Writing and releasing a new song every week and constantly on the road, he follows in a long line of scrappy, prolific folkies, making compelling music in a style all his own.

Visit Max's website HERE and Facebook HERE.