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Dierks Bentley

Bentley's musical style is considered to be more traditional than many of his contemporaries and often contains traditional themes of lost or forbidden love, drinking and cheating. "Lot of leavin' left to do", one of his biggest singles, is also reminiscent of Waylon Jennings' style of Outlaw country with Western Swing influences. Early life
Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Then he moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he attended the Lawrenceville School, graduating in 1993.[1]

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Tom Savage

Tom Savage's Never Shed No Tears wins the prize as the surprise of the year thus far. First time through, I shrugged. Second time, I heard some things I liked. Third time, more. I'm on the tenth or eleventh listen now and it's at the top of my preferred listening stack. How it got there is a mystery. It's not the style, because I haven't quite figured out what it is yet. It doesn't seem like anything new, but with a voice somewhere between Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen and Steve Young and a writing style which picks influences by the line instead of the song...

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Tim Vantol

Tim Van Tol, some have called him the Dutch equivalent, some have called him an alcoholic, others have just called him Tim.
Either way he is a very talented guy, distinctively gruff voice over catchy acoustic guitar, songs about being broke, getting drunk, and not giving up on hope. www.myspace.com/timvantol

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Tiny Tim

The name Tiny Tim was first popularized by author Charles Dickens, and has been used by several musical performers including a jump blues singer, and a rockabilly artist but is most commonly associated with Herbert Buckingham Khaury (April 12, 1932

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Matt Pryor

Matt Pryor is the singer / guitar player in Kansas City, MO's The Get Up Kids. He currently is playing in The New Amsterdams and The Terrible Twos. Matt Pryor's first solo album, named 'Confidence Man' after a track of the same title, is a folk-tinged collection of stripped, acoustic songs. It was released on July 29, 2008. Speaking with Songfacts in a 2011 interview, Pryor said the raw production of his second album, May Day, reflects his emotional state at the time of recording: "I mean, it's a home recording written and recorded by someone who was very...

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Marseille Figs

"Marseille Figs produce a sordid amalgam of inebriated bubblegum, hi-tone honky tonk, tin pan alley, free jazz and punk. Melodic, chaotic, and sometimes ha-ha funny, their repertoire includes flophouse ballads, big booming piledrivers and lost soul singalongs." Marseille Figs are:
J. Maizlish
Dorian McFarland
Tom Chant

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Ha Ha Tonka

With a "Bible in one hand, broken bottle in the other" (Spin June '09) Ha Ha Tonka return with their sophomore effort on Bloodshot Records, Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South. The album takes listeners on a complex tour of the South—through lynchings and mob violence, sacrifice and reconciliation. It’s dense subject matter for any artist, but delivered beautifully on this record by these native sons of the Ozarks from Springfield, Missouri.

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Screamfeeder

Critically acclaimed Aussie outfit Screamfeeder have been pumping out their own unique brand of noisy indie-rock since forming in Brisbane, Australia in 1991. Throughout their colourful career, the band has toured with the likes of Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Sleater-Kinney.

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Thad Beckman

Dustbowl picking meets Delta blues, from Portland, OR and thence all over the map and back again. Read more about Thad Beckman and download some tracks at: thadbeckman.com and at Thad's MySpace site.

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Califone

Califone is a critically-acclaimed experimental folk band from Chicago. The band is named after Califone International, a long-standing manufacturer of audio equipment commonly found in schools, libraries and businesses. Califone is the musical project of former Red Red Meat frontman Tim Rutili. Its regular and rotating contributors include many former members of Red Red Meat and some members of other Chicago bands, such as Tortoise.

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