Chistine's lustrous voice came to prominence as a back-up singer for Richard Thompson, where she was featured opposite Clive Gregson. While touring with Thompson from 1985-1988, she and Gregson began their own recording career, releasing four original albums through 1992. In 1995, she released her first solo album, "Live". She soon after joined a 'supergroup' of female British musicians, Daphne's Flight, and released an album with them in 1996. She has since released five more albums plus two live albums and a dvd available from her website (www.
Jack Harris is a young songwriter from Builth Wells, Wales who has recently made a splash in the world of contemporary folk music with a showcase at the South by Southwest Music festival in Austin, Texas in 2004 and a winning performance in the Kerrville New Folk Competition in Kerrville, Texas in 2005.
sargasso trio are an acoustic synth-folk band from norwich, uk. They mix latin lovesongs, odes to the road and ballads of the sea with a love of vocal harmony. Their multi-instrumental approach (sharing duties on vocals, guitars, keyboards, bottles, saucepans, matches...) creates a unique and eclectic sound.
Yetis are an indie alternative band from Wollongong, Australia, currently comprised of siblings Cameron (vocals/ guitar/ bass, formerly of Epitomes), Curtis (vocals/bass/guitar) and Jenna Smith (vocals/violin), as well as multi-instrumentalist Dave Muratore (formerly of Assai). Their debut EP Lightmares was released online in March 2011. This was followed up by another EP, Hear Me Now, in October 2012.
David Bazan (born January 1976) is an indie rock singer/songwriter from Edmonds, Washington. Bazan (pronounced "buh-zahn") was the lead singer and creative force behind the now-defunct band Pedro the Lion and was the lead singer of HEADPHONES, a band he formed out of his interest in synthesizers. He then released an album under his name, David Bazan. Collaborations
In the early 90's he played drums in the band The Guilty (later named Coolidge) with fellow songwriter Damien Jurado. Bazan had attended Shorewood High School with Jurado.
Miraq (Tibor Janzs
Howe Gelb is an American artist who fronted Giant Sand, and was a member of "OP8". THIS IS EROSION ROCK: Inaccurately yet affectionately dubbed “the Godfather of Alt. Country” by the British press, Tucson, Arizona-based musician Howe Gelb has remained the sole epicenter and creative force behind the ever-fluid configurations of Giant Sand for over a quarter century, giving birth along the way to an extended musical family tree that fostered the likes of The Band of…Blacky Ranchette, The Friends of Dean Martinez, OP8, and Calexico.
Ilham al Madfai (Arabic: ????? ???????) is an Iraqi guitarist, singer, and composer. His musical talent began to develop seriously when he was twelve years old. He started as, and still is, a guitarist at heart. His musical career formally started when he formed his first band, the Twisters, in the 1960s. They were the first band in Iraq, and probably the Arab world, that used modern instruments to play Arabic music (guitar, drums, bass, & piano).
Jay Farrar is an American songwriter and musician currently based in St. Louis, Missouri. A veteran of two critically-acclaimed music groups, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, he began his solo music career in 2001. Beyond his established talents as a songwriter, he is a well-regarded guitarist, harmonicist, and a distinctive vocalist. His music is an informed expansion of traditional American roots music.
This voyage began in the middle of the 1990's in Moscow, Russia, when a group of artists and musicians led by Alexey Tegin and based at the legendary Fabrique of Cardinal Art commenced their studies of traditional ritual music, drifting away from the field of contemporary electroacoustic and industrial music with the intent to delve deeper into the ancient musical cultures of the ancient Egypt, Iran and Tibet.