Mariee Sioux is a Nevada City, CA-based singer songwriter. She recorded her debut album, Faces in the Rocks, in May of 2007 and released it via Grass Roots records in October of that same year. She is a folk singer in the vein of Joni Mitchell and Joanna Newsom. Sioux's sound and infusing backvocals are a strong-soft and folky approach to Native American themes, and while in her late records she uses only fingerpicked guitar and piano...
Tongue Tide are a contemporary female singing and song writing duo born and bred in tidal towns either ends of the UK; Barrow-in-Furness and Broadstairs. Rich lyrics, unusual harmonies and a powerful emotive delivery is the exciting result of their creative collaboration since 2006. With a strong captivating stage presence, a choice selection of tongue in cheek covers fused with their own quirky, feisty, provocative songs Tongue Tide entertain and engage their audience, riding the current from laughter through tears sharing ludicrously lucid moments of meaning.
Gift Of Gab (Tim Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) met at John F. Kennedy High School in 1987 in Sacramento, California and formed the group in the early 1990s. They released their first recording, "Swan Lake", on solesides records. The Solesides Crew consisted of the duo, as well as other friends of theirs they had met at University of California - Davis, including DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truth Speaker. The single was an underground hit, but label trouble prevented the duo from immediately capitalizing on their fame.
Sebastian Clark is a wonderful experimental folk musician who made his debut album, Songs from a Van, quite literally from his van using a myriad of electrical sources to record. What mostly shines through on this tuneful disc is a breezy fondness for the bright, sunny side of pop radio’s golden days –– Lennon/McCartney, Simon & Garfunkel, and Jim Croce in particular. Highlights of Clark’s new-millennium hippie wanderlust are “Home” and the singalong “All Of My Love.”
A Tumbleweed. A hapless dreamer. A savage purveyor of roots eccentricity. James Apollo is the drifting soul that has been swindling the stout hearted compendium of urban hipsters and farmer's daughters for years. Born in Libertyville, Arkansas, then home of a US Post Office and a bar, and currently home of a bar, the Apollo household soon transferred up the great river to, Minneapolis, a burgeoning threshold of musical savvy that has launched some of the nations finest musical artists.
(http://www.arturdyjecinski.com & www.myspace.com/arturdyjecinski) Remember as a kid traveling through leafy Birchwood forests in the mountains of British Columbia. Remember sitting in the back of your parents faded mustard Ford Pinto, your ears filling with the sweet sounds of early Neil Young. Remember driving with the windows down, the play of cool mountain air against your face and the pleasant smell of foliage coming alive in the Spring.
Rolf Harris is an Australian musician, artist and television presenter with a unique musical style. He initially rose to fame in 1960 for his novelty song "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", featuring the distinctive sound of the "wobble board" - a large piece of Masonite which was played by "wobbling" it back and forth. He went on to use an array of unusual instruments in his music, including the didgeridoo (the sound of which was imitated on "Sun Arise" by four double basses), jew's harp and, later, the stylophone.
Chad Price for over the past 10 years has been playing with Jon Snodgrass in Drag the River, a band they both started when Chad wasn’t on tour with his other band at the time, ALL. Although Drag the River has suffered a few hiccups through the years, both Chad and Jon are fully committed to keeping the band alive and kicking. Drag the River continue to play shows and record new albums even though both Chad and Jon have been putting focus on their solo recordings and shows. Suburban Home Records will release Chad Price's debut solo album, 'Smile Sweet Face' on October 20th 2009.
Rollo is a solo project of an (apparently) anonymous artist, ferried onto record by legendary Boris drummer Atsuo Mizuno. Rollo released his debut, Pinhole, in 2007. Second album 3 arrived in 2010. Each album is limited to 500 copies on vinyl from Inoxia Records. He creates psychedelic-infused folk music, playing guitar and singing on most of his songs. Atsuo also created the visual art for the albums.