As forerunners of the midwest “garage soul” movement, Jared Mahone and his band fill out singer/songwriter tunes with the throwback sound of a powerhouse band. Mahone recently competed to win Verizon’s Indie Icon title against against other hot indie music acts in the Midwest and came out on top! As Verizon’s first Indie Icon, he had a chance to play at the 2013 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Other artists such as Beyoncé, Keyshia Cole, and LL Cool J also performed at the festival, which was held over the Fourth of July weekend.
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