Letz Zep is not an exercise in nostalgia, but of revolt against time, a heart rendering shout against mediocrity and forgetfulness, faithfully recreating the sights and sounds of Led Zeppelin at their awesome best. 'Fantastic…just like the real Page and Plant' That is how Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson described the band in The Sunday Times. Letz Zep are a professional touring group, playing over 100 shows per year, to over 100,000 people.
The show attracts an audience from all ranges of age groups, young and old, including entire families, and from all walks of life.
After much success with her Portuguese band The Boppin' Boozers, Ruby Ann has spent the last few years living in France making her way across Europe as a much sought after solo attraction. With a tour schedule that's included some of the hottest Rockabilly/Rock and Roll/Country music festivals the EU has to offer, not to mention scores of appearances stateside as well. All of this has helped to win her an enthusiastic fanbase the world over.
Formed in 1992 as the Furnace Mountain Boys, this Virginia band plays old-style Appalachian folk and bluegrass music with new-style roots sensibilities. Their Shack Album, released on Frogville as Furnace Mountain with Aimee Curl, is a mix of original and traditional music with some Dylan and Yeats thrown in for fun. Furnace Mountain consists of Dave Van Deventer on Fiddle and Vocals, Morgan Morrison on Bouzouki and Vocals, Aimee Curl on Bass and Vocals, Danny Knicely on Mandolin, and includes transient members Zach Lester or Bodhran, and John Flower on Washtub.
Adam Gnade's (guh nah dee) work is released as a series of books and records that share characters and themes; the fiction writing continuing plot-lines left open by the self-described "talking songs" in an attempt to compile a vast, detailed, interconnected, personal history of contemporary American life. The lyrics of the songs come from prose writing (not poetry or spoken word) and the material is performed live, solo, with Adam on banjo or four-string guitar, generally unamplified, sitting or standing in the middle of the crowd.
The Avett Brothers are a non-traditional bluegrass band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The two brothers, Seth and Scott, formed the group after the breakup of the former rock band, Nemo, adding a third member, Bob Crawford. More recently, they have been joined by cellist Joe Kwon. The Avett Brothers combine old-time country, bluegrass, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the Washington Post as "post civil-war modern rock", or by other reviewers as "grungegrass".
Spiderbait are an alternative rock band formed in 1991 in Finley, New South Wales, Australia which consists of Mark "Kram" Maher (drums, lead vocals), Janet English (bass, vocals) and Damien Whitty (guitar). They have had two top ten albums and another three albums reach the Australian top 40. Their song Buy Me A Pony was #1 on the Triple J Hottest 100 for 1996, and the group enjoyed success with their 2004 #1 Australian hit cover of Black Betty.
Starting as a single banjo player and blossoming into a full on five piece bluecrass band, ..... Beginning in Brighton 2003 with Matt playing banjo and singing songs at open mike nights, only to be named "Chicken Shed Zeppelin" by his mad friend after an audience member noted a similarity to Led Zeppelin in the noodling banjo between songs. After a time hooking up with old time fiddler Ade and playing duos, soon turning to a trio with the addition of a virtuoso Dave on git-tar the sound was almost complete.