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Samamidon

Samamidon is a collaborative effort between Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlet. Together they released one album called "But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted". Sam Amidon later released a second album under his own name ("All Is Well").
Both albums to date are modern interpretations of traditional folk songs (and one by Tears For Fears for good measure.)
Sam was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, June 3, 1981and currently lives near New York City.
www.samamidon.com

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André Rieu

Early life and studies
André Rieu was born into a musical family on October 1, 1949 in Maastricht in the Netherlands. He began studying violin at the age of five. His father was a conductor. From a very young age he developed a fascination with orchestra. He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège and in the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968–1973). His teachers included Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers. From 1974 to 1977, he attended the Music Academy in Brussels, studying with André Gertler, winning the Premier Prix at the academy.

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STRAWBS

The Strawbs started existence as The Strawberry Hill Boys, playing American bluegrass in London. They eventually shortened the name and started playing original, and more English, music, first in the realm of folk-rock, then adding electric instruments and leaning towards progressive rock. Lead singer Dave Cousins has been the only constant in the band. Sandy Denny was an early member of the band before she joined Fairport Convention; Rick Wakeman also did a stint for two albums before moving on to Yes.

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Spin 2

Spin 2 was founded by ex Barely Works sublime fiddle player Ali Jones and ex Lost T-shirts of Atlantis guitarist, bouzoukier and flautist Chris Rudd.
Spin 2 are described as contemporary folk. They play original songs along side roots based instrumentals with a scintillating "collective energy".
Mick and Iggy couple as the rock-solid rhythm section of double bass and drums, with glen on manolin and guitar.
Based in Exeter,UK.

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Red Sun Revival

Red Sun Revival are an alternative/gothic rock band formed in London, England in 2011. The line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Rob Leydon, guitarist Matt Helm, bassist Panos Theodoropoulos, and violinist Christina Emery. The band’s sound is defined by sonorous vocals with intricate, often sparkly guitars which float over driving bass lines and weave amongst haunting violin harmonies. The sound has echoes of the orchestral and choral aspects of film soundtracks and often incorporates elements of folk music.

Read more about Red Sun Revival on Last.fm.

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I Am Three

I Am Three Biog! I Am Three are an acoustic duo from Manchester; Band members Hughes (acoustic guitar/vocals) and Irving (double bass/harmonica/vocals) opposing interests create a genre defying mix of identifiable styles such as grunge, alt-folk, blues & hip-hop. “You see a lot of cold play, James blunt and jack Johnson rip offs on the acoustic circuit, we’d like to think we are as far cry from that as possible, upbeat soulful , whilst remaining true to our roots acoustic sound” - Hughes

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Mick Flannery

Mick Flannery is a folk music singer-songwriter from Blarney, Ireland. He is a former member of the rock band Black Orange. Mick has released both an EP and two albums, Evening Train and White Lies, as a solo artist. Mick's songwriting ability has been recognised by two different international music competitions. On February 8 2005 he was named a Finalist in the Folk category in the December section of the International Song of the Year Competition. On January 5 2005 he was named a semi-finalist in the Lyrics only category of the International Songwriting Competition

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