Peter Rowan (b. July 4, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American bluegrass musician and composer. Rowan plays guitar and mandolin, yodels and sings. While in high school in 1956, Peter formed the Tex-Mex group The Cupids which became locally famous and self-released a single. In 1963 he joined the Mother Bay State Entertainers and played mandolin on their record, The String Band Project. He became a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1964 before forming Earth Opera with David Grisman in 1967.
Darrell Scott is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has written several mainstream country hits, and also has established himself as one of Nashville's premier session instrumentalists. Scott has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark, Tim O'Brien, Kate Rusby, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and many others. His unique music has attracted a growing fanbase, and he tours regularly with his own band.
Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues and R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. Raitt began playing guitar at an early age, something not a lot of her high school girlfriends did. "I had played a little at school and at camp," she later recalled in a July 2002 interview. "My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby—nothing more...I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist.
Is there really such a thing as a hillbilly band covering AC/DC classics? You betcha. They are called Hayseed Dixie. The Hayseed Dixie fan base is not limited to a front row audience who collectively have three teeth between them. AC/DC are fans too. They even once played for AC/DC at one of their end of tour parties. The Hayseed Dixie starts like this ... "From the fertile valley of Deer Lick Holler, deep in the heart of Appalachia, comes a sound that is old yet new.
James Canty was born on 27 January 1990, throughout his school years he was one of those douche-bags who was good at everything, however, completely devoid of any social skills. So, naturally, he's a musician. James is now in his final year at LIPA. An adept guitar, banjo and cow bell-ist James' sights his biggest influences as mountain singers such as Roscoe Holcomb, a distinct style which is evident in his own vocals, along with the classics like Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, or more recently Fleet Foxes.
Living in Bristol. More songs on myspace.com/thebadjokethatendedwell and on reverbnation.
Patent Pending is a pop punk band from Mt. Sinai, New York. The band has been together since 2001 and has played hundreds of shows all across the United States, including a few Vans Warped Tours and a few Bamboozle Festivals. They have played with many bands, including Taking Back Sunday, Gym Class Heroes, Motion City Soundtrack, Cobra Starship, Catch 22, MC Lars, Suburban Legends, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Family Force 5 and Bowling for Soup.
The Toy Hearts, from South Birmingham, England are a contempary blue grass band.
Since the release of their first album, 'If the Blues Comes Calling' in 2006 Birmingham based bluegrass and swing outfit, The Toy Hearts, have gained an enviable reputation as one of the UK's hottest acts on the emerging acoustic scene; with a loyal ever-growing fan base who attend Toy Hearts concerts expecting an original, dynamic and innovative performance of modern bluegrass music.
Sisters Hannah (lead vocal/mandolin) and Sophia (guitar/harmony vocals) front the band...
Old Crow Medicine Show is a folk/country group from Nashville, Tennessee. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs. The style of music they perform is sometimes called alt-country, but today more often referred to as Americana. Their 2004 album "O.C.M.S." was selected by CMT (Country Music Television) as one of the top-10 bluegrass albums of that year. Their current tour includes bars, festivals, and larger venues.