Jesse Ruben is a Philly-bred singer/songwriter currently living inBrooklyn, NY. He has independently sold over 10,000 albums, gotten song placements on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Degrassi, and Teen Mom and toured with some amazing artists including Jewel, KT Tunstall, Rick Springfield, and Hanson. His song “We Can” is in regular rotation on the XM/Sirius Coffeehouse channel, which called him “the next generation of singer/songwriter”. Ruben has sold out venues across the US with deeply personal performances that combine well-crafted pop songs with the stories they came from. Most recently, he achieved one of his greatest life goals when he hit the 5,000 facebook friend limit, because it makes him feel cooler than he actually is. Beyond musical endeavors, Ruben is highly involved with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the largest non-profit focusing on spinal chord injury and paralysis. He is a co-chair of their Champions Committee, and has represented them three times in the NYC Marathon.
Chris Ayer is a Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter. Growing up in Virginia, he got his start singing along to tapes of Elvis and Paul Simon on car rides. In the last few years, Ayer has played over 600 shows in the US, UK & Europe, and released 4 EPs, 2 full-length albums, and a live CD. Beyond strictly folk music, elements of pop, rock, roots & soul influence his sound. He is currently finishing up his third full-length album -- the first he's producing -- and will be touring in support of it through 2013.