Half Moon Run is a band based out of Montreal, Canada. It consists of Devon Portielje (Ottawa, ON), Conner Molander, and Dylan Phillips (Comox, BC). The trio met through a mutual friend and an ad on Craigslist, and, after some line-up changes, Half Moon Run was born in its current form.
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
"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:
www.mpjmusic.com "An articulate songwriter with a versatile and gritty tenor voice -- a combination that has drawn comparisons to everyone from Jeff Buckley to Leonard Cohen -- Matthew Perryman Jones has the touch of a poet and the narrative reach of a short story writer, making the best of his songs deeply resonant." -Steve Leggett (Rovi) Having just finished his first full length album since 2008, Land of the Living was produced by Cason Cooley (Katie Herzig) and is set to be released on May 29th.
Old Man Luedecke (Chris Luedecke) is a singer and banjo player living near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Old Man Luedecke left the big old city of Toronto, met a girl in the Yukon, fell in love, bought a banjo and fell in love again. After a couple of years of love and banjo and the makings of a brilliant performing career in sunny Halifax, he returned to the Yukon with his sweethearts. There he woodshedded. He wrote a ton of songs over the next year and a half.
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.
Freedy Johnston (born 1961) is a New York City-based singer-songwriter originally from Kinsley, Kansas. Johnston's first album, "The Trouble Tree" was released in 1990, and features the guitar playing of the roots musician and author, David Hamburger. Johnston sold some of his family's farmland to finance the recording of his second album, Can You Fly (an event he wrote about in a song on that album, "Trying to Tell You I Don't Know").
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
Josh Harty ‘Long List of Lies’ (MRC cd)
“One of the best young talents I have heard in years.” Bob Rhea, Minnesota Public Radio
“Harty’s voice appeals to empathy for the forlorn… simply and subtly.” Wisconsin State Journal
“One of Madison’s best singer/songwriters.” Dane 101
“Josh Harty is one of those talents who you’re not sure if you should applaud in adoration or strangle out of envy.” Duluth News Tribune
“An American singer/songwriter prodigy.” The Nenagh Guardian, Ireland