As Wytheville's first Music Video Festival, we want to give artists all over the region the chance to show off their amazing creative talent. This event is for anyone ages 13 and up.
Below you will find the final cut of the show. At the end we'll announce 3 winners: a grand prize and 2 runners-up!
Thank you to everyone who sent in submissions, we loved hearing and watching your music. If you're viewing please continue supporting these fabulous artists, or the Wythe Arts Council.
More information provided by the artists can be found below.
Wythe Music Video Festival 2021
Georgia Randall was born in Norfolk, Virginia. She began singing gospel in the church at a young age and can barely remember the memories her grandmother shared of her being a featured vocalist in the church before even beginning elementary school. In addition to gospel music, her early influences were in soul and blues, listening to the likes of Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. By the age of 15 Georgia had begun her professional career as a front singer and embraced the music of Motown, Rock & Roll, and the San Francisco sound, along with her continued love of the blues. By age 17, Georgia left her Virginia home and hit the road fronting several rock & roll and show bands. Many years later Georgia took a few guitar lessons so she could begin a solo career. Within 3 years of mostly teaching herself to play guitar she was booked weekly in Florida as a solo act. At the suggestion of a friend, she began to write her own music. With four albums released, Georgia has now returned to Virginia and continues to write and perform her music. Georgia’s voice has been compared to Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, and Melissa Etheridge but make no mistake, her style is all her own.
IGrace Campbell is a singer/songwriter from Princeton, WV with a charm all of her own. A world traveler and classically trained vocalist, Grace's multifaceted influences have coalesced into a well versed, intelligent young performer. Grace's impeccable songwriting skills and charismatic personality have warranted her quite the fan base in Southern West Virginia. Her inaugural performance at Culturefest in 2019 (and later in 2020), gained her the attention and respect of many. She was awarded early admission to The Berklee College of Music and is now studying at West Virginia University. Grace is a bright light in the Grassroots district of Mercer County, WV. As a former barista at Appalachian Coffee House, a shining star at Stages Music School and a regular at Open Stage Nights at the Riff Raff Arts Collective in Princeton, West Virginia. Grace can be found performing in local venues such as The Room Upstairs, The Sophisticated Hound, Weathered Ground Brewery, Bucha Brewhouse, Appalachian Coffee House, Coal Country Candies, and many more. Now living in Morgantown, WV, Grace is ecstatic to see where her future in music will go.
Josh is a composer and pianist from Wytheville, Virginia. He also dabbles in drums and singing. Josh subscribes to a variety of genres, with influences as diverse as Debussy, Nirvana, and Thelonious Monk. While he's not writing or playing music, Josh enjoys distance running, programming video games, and writing about himself in the third person.
Dylan White is a Wytheville native. He's been performing since childhood, and most recently was seen performing at the Wohlfhart Haus Dinner Theatre.