New arrivals on the blues and roots scene; Chase The Sun have spent no time garnering widespread critical acclaim for their soul-tinged song writing, blues sensibilities and the powerhouse live delivery of guitar star-on-the-rise Jan Rynsaardt. Combining elements of old-school acoustic blues, Stevie Ray Vaughn boogie, hillbilly finger picking and Hendrix flash; three-piece Chase The Sun crank out a new take on a classic sound.
Farm is a band in which three two-handed men write songs and play them. These six hands belong to Joshua Givens, Ben Maddox, and Jedd Kettler. They're music ranges from quiet, dark folk, and catchy indie pop to full-frontal rock. They switch instruments and singing duties. Along with guitar, keys, bass, and drums, farm's music also uses instruments that are less common to standard rock and folk: trumpet, morin huur (mongolian horse head fiddle), allen wrenches, water bottles, slabs of metal, lighters, and various other found sounds.
Will Hoge has made a career of writing and singing powerful songs about life’s cruel and dark turns. Not long ago, he fell victim to one such turn. As Hoge rode his scooter home from the studio, he was struck by an oncoming van that had veered into his lane. There were no skid marks. Launched off his bike, Hoge ended up bloodied, broken-boned, temporarily blinded, and near death. “ was like stopping a record as it spins,” says Hoge, who had been halfway through recording material for his new record before getting derailed. “It was like taking the needle and pushing it off the turntable.”
Keziah Jones (born Olufemi Sanyaolu on January 10, 1968 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as “Blufunk”, which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. Also his Nigerian roots and soul music can be considered a major influence on his sound.
He is known for his distinctive style of guitarplaying, above all his percussive right-hand technique which is similar to bass player's slapping technique. He's also famous for playing most of his live shows with a bare torso.
theCOLOURS drive a sharp silver blade through the blood red heart of pop rock. Drawing influences from 80's and 90's dance music their electro edge provides definition and character to their very own brand of melodic pop music. Being called upon for support slots with DAN LE SAC, THE INFADELS, BOY KILL BOY and THE WOMBATS, theCOLOURS now have caught the attention of Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman. She has selected them as soundtrack to her website www.edithbowman.com
Holy Water was Zachary Garren's (formerly of Dance Gavin Dance, now in Strawberry Girls) musical pseudonym before Good Health.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1. Canadian frontman of The Tea Party.
2. A musician from Dublin, Ireland.
3. An American singer and drummer.
4. Lead artist behind the band Idaho 1) Jeff Martin was the lead vocalist and frontman of the Canadian rock band The Tea Party who is currently based in Perth, Australia. After the band broke up in 2005 he launched a solo career, and released his first solo album titled Exile and the Kingdom in April 2006.
Corey Harris (born February 21, 1969, Denver, Colorado) is a guitarist based in New Orleans on the Alligator label. He spent some time in western Africa studying, and rhythms from this area are very prevalent in his music, most conspicuously in "Mississippi to Mali." He performs a wide variety of music, from poppy selections (Santoro, eg) to raw, traditional guitar and piano blues (Honeysuckle, eg). He is one of the few contemporary blues artists that is able to avoid being either a staunch traditionalist or totally separated from its roots.