“Not Your Year” features on-camera performances of terrific original songs by nationally known recording artists. Dawn & Hawkes wowed audiences and judges with their debut performance on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2014. This talented duo performs two of their songs in “Not Your Year.” Andy Allo also performs one of her songs. Andy was quickly discovered by Prince when she moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles; he hired her to play guitar in his band, and they wrote several songs together.
The score for the film was composed by James Cavern and Madison Sipes. Each is a local singer/songwriter/guitarist. They each wrote about half of the score, and collaborated seamlessly while recording it. Coincidentally, both Madi and James went deep in the competition of “The Voice” the same year Dawn & Hawkes did. They all met while working on that show.
“Not Your Year” also has music from other Northern California artists, including the award-winning singer/songwriter/pianist Shannon Curtis, who formerly lived in Sacramento and now resides in Los Angeles.
"Not Your Year" also includes music by these talented artists (all with ties to Northern California):
Arden Park Roots
Mike Blanchard and the Californios