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Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Includes touches of everything from Floydian psychedelia to blues to Beatles-esque pop; inspired by The Who, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Pink Floyd. The band consists of Joziah Longo (lead vocals, guitars, harmonica); his wife, Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, flute, theremin); Sharkey McEwen (guitars, mandolin, backing vocals); and Tony Zuzulo (drums). Increasingly they are accompianied at live shows by Josiah and Tink's sons Chen (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Orien (percussion, backing vocals, keyboards).

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Bad Books

Bad Books, simply put, is Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra. A true accident if there ever was one; Bad Books was never an intended nor calculated side project of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull. Though the two musicians have collaborated and performed together on tour and within the Favorite Gentlemen community of artists for years now, the genesis of Bad Books came from a simple idea to fill space and time off the road by collaborating on a small batch of songs together at the top of the year.

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Hank Dogs

Hank Dogs, this unusual trio from South London, have had a remarkable connection with large swaths of the acoustic indie scene in America, (particularly the Northwest and the Delaware Valley). Producer Joe Boyd said they remind him of the chills he got when he first heard Nick Drake’s demos 30 years earlier. That’s why he signed them to Hannibal. On Half Smile (2002), they list four members, though one of them is not old enough to play in the band yet, so she is listed as "love and inspiration.

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Boyd Rice

Boyd Rice (born 1957) is an American experimental sound artist, archivist, actor, photographer, prankster and writer best known for his pioneering industrial noise music under the name Non and Boyd Rice and Friends. he has collaborated with numerous artists. For a WEALTH of info, see Boyd's official website at http://www.boydrice.com

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Tula

In the old Swedish language, the word ‘tula’ means to wander far into the forest. It’s also a fitting choice of name for this artist, who’s rustic and grainy folk-inspired songs are deeply evocative of the backwoods of her home nation. Hailing from Scandinavia, Tula grew up on the Swedish island province of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, and there’s a rich yet melancholy feel to the two tracks on this debut single which seemingly harks back to idyllic landscapes and the enchanting beauty of nature.

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Matt Bauer

Matt Bauer grew up in Kentucky, and his music is rooted in the sounds and natural surroundings of the region. His melodies and banjo style bear the markings of traditional mountain music, bluegrass and early country, but his sound is distinctly contemporary. The lyrics live unflinchingly in the present and the arrangements draw on influences as varied as gamelan orchestras and post-rock. His latest record The Island Moved in the Storm, centers around the story of a young woman was found dead along a dirt road near Eagle Creek, north of Georgetown, Kentucky in 1968.

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Dougie MacLean

Dougie MacLean is one of Scotland's finest singers and songwriters, with a rich, heavily-accented voice. He is a multi-instrumentalist (harp, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, didgeridoo, guitar) with a large back catalogue. His first release was in 1983 with the album "Craigie Dhu", although he had already recorded other albums, such as "Snaigow" and "Fiddle", which were not released till much later. He began his career playing with the Tannahill Weavers.

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John Tams

John Tams (born 16th February, 1949) is an award-winning English actor, singer, songwriter and musician. His contributions to English folk music are legendary. John Tams was a member of Derbyshire folk group Muckram Wakes in the 1970s, then worked with Ashley Hutchings as singer and melodeon-player on albums including 'Son of Morris On', and as a member of the Albion Band. Splitting with Hutchings in the 1980s he formed Home Service. Now a solo performer - fronting a folk-rock band, or in a duo with Barry Coope.

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Edward II

Edward II have a unique style of music that could be described as the dance rhythms of the Caribbean blended with tradition-rooted English country dance tunes. Reforming in late 2008 and performing at selected festivals in 2009

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Blue Murder

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) British hardrock band
2) Dutch guitarpop band
3) British folk group

1) Blue Murder was the hard rock brainchild of ex-Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes. The original 1988 lineup of the band, also included ex-The Firm bass player Tony Franklin and drummer Cozy Powell (although he was almost immediately replaced by Carmine Appice). Ray Gillen was also briefly in the 1988 line-up before Sykes decided to take the vocal duties himself in addition to guitar.

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