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The Snowdroppers

The Snowdroppers came together in the third quarter of 2007, a group of fucked up misfits and STD carriers with one thing in common; the desire to introduce the blues to a new generation of fans. Realising they were in fact four clean-limbed honkeys, they decided to mix things up a little, which seemed to work in their favour, as their first ever show drew 1300 paying audience members. Of the 1300, only half asked for their money back

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Vince Gill

Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, singer and a member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame. He achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country-rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner (with artists including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Amy Grant and Barbra Streisand).

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Mark Olson & Gary Louris

Mark Olson & Gary Louris are an American alternative country duo, formerly of the band The Jayhawks . Olson and Louris formed The Jayhawks in Minneapolis in 1985 and together they released four acclaimed alternative country albums, The Jayhawks (1986), Blue Earth (1989), Hollywood Town Hall (1992), and Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995), before Olson left the band in 1996. While Olson formed a new band with wife Victoria Williams, The Creepdippers, Louris remained with The Jayhawks, releasing three more albums, Sound of Lies, Smile and Rainy Day Music.

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Petra

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Petra is a Christian Rock band formed in 1972 by Bob Hartman, Bill Glover, John DeGroff, and Greg Hough. "Petra" means "rock" in NT Greek, making the band name a triple pun. Rising from the jesus music movement, and initially signed to Myrrh Records, they fought to gain acceptance and recognition in a church culture that at the time believed rock music to be off-limits.

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The Black Sorrows

The Black Sorrows is a blues-oriented Australian rock band that carries strong influences from zydeco, country and hillbilly music. The band formed in 1983 around singer-songwriter Joe Camilleri in the wake of his principal band Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons dissolution. The band has played host to a revolving lineup of musicians with Camilleri the only constant. The band initially played covers until producing originals, some of which saw moderate Top 40 success during the 80s and 90s ("Chained to the Wheel, Hold on to Me.

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Jesse Davis

There are two known artists of the name Jesse Davis. Jesse Edwin Davis was an American guitarist. He was well regarded as a session artist. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, Davis began his musical career in Oklahoma City. His father, Jesse Ed Davis II, was Kiowa and Cherokee while his mother's side was Kiowa. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1962. Davis began his musical career in the late 1950s playing in Oklahoma City and surrounding cities with John Ware, John Selk, Jerry Fisher (later Blood, Sweat & Tears vocalist) Mike Boyle, Chris Frederickson, drummer Bill Maxwell and others.

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Iain Matthews

Iain Matthews ( also popularly known as Ian Matthews ) has had a long singing career dating from the swinging 1960's, where he released material as the vocalist of Pyramid. He later joined Fairport Convention, and went on to have a long and winding career, sailing through trends in rock, pop, country and folk with some chart success and maintaining a continuous cult following since his commercial peak in the late 1970's.

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