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Madredeus

Madredeus is a Portuguese band whose music combines fado influences with modern folk music. The band's founding members were Pedro Ayres Magalhães (Classical guitar), Rodrigo Leão (keyboard synthesizer), Francisco Ribeiro (cello) and Teresa Salgueiro (vocals). Magalhães and Leão formed the band in 1985, Ribeiro joined in 1986. They'd been searching for a female singer, and found Teresa Salgueiro in one of Lisbon's night clubs. Teresa liked their music and agreed to join, so in 1987 Madredeus recorded their first album, Os dias da Madredeus.

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Oh No Oh My

Oh No Oh My formed in Austin, TX, in the fall of 2004 by recording a series of demo songs. Led by the success of these demos, including a song called "Walk in the Park", the band quickly gained a small following in just a short matter of months in the summer of 2006, and came to the point where the demos hastily assembled into an album, called "Oh No! Oh My!" It led the band to tour all over the USA for the next 2 years, playing with bands such as The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, Mew, and also to play various festivals such as Lollapalooza, Detour, and SXSW.

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Hazmat Modine

One of New York’s most original bands, HAZMAT MODINE delivers a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music. The band features the dueling harmonicas of front-man Wade Schuman and his sparring partner Randy Weinstein, funky tuba powerhouse Joseph Daly, virtuoso guitarists Bob Jay, Jon Sholle, and Dan Hovey, and drummer Scott Veenstra. HAZMAT holds down a smoldering groove behind Schuman’s raspy, bluesy voice and passionately energetic stage presence.

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April Verch

April Verch is a Canadian fiddle and stepdancing champion and singer. Though her musical roots lie deep in the fiddling of her native Ottawa Valley, her repertoire also features traditional and contemporary tunes ranging in source and inspiration from Quebecois to the Appalachians, from Bluegrass to Brazilian. She has toured with the group Bowfire but also has her own April Verch Band.
http://aprilverch.com/site/press/.

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Epiphany

4bands called Epiphany
(1)Epiphany combine elements of neo-classical and folk music; The ambient soundscapes are reminiscent of the middle eastern texture and form experimented upon by progressive rock/metal groups such as Tool and Opeth. The structure also mimics Stravinsky to some degree.
(2) An emcee from Arkansas who is releasing his RESPECT mixtape series.
(3) An indie band from Monmouth, Wales

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Matt Gray

1. Matt Gray , USA, Instrumental music written and performed by matt gray. Acoustic and electric instrumentals in blues, jazz, folk, rock, and others. The cd puzzle was released in the fall of 2006. 2. Matt Gray was a music programmer in the 80s for home computers mostly on the Commodore 64 . One of his most famous tracks was the soundtrack to Last ninja 2 released in 1988. 3. Matt Gray, lead singer and front-man of Prince Polo. Has a solo project titled Matt Gray and the Gray Matts.

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Alyssa Bernal

Alyssa Brianne Bernal a.k.a. hchsknights08 was born and raised at San Antonio, Texas on December 22, 1989. She chose hchsknights08 as her screen name because, hchsknights is the name of her cheerleading team and she said, "If I only knew that this will be big then I should've chose Alyssa Bernal or something." She attracts every person who visits her channel everyday. Teens like her admires her so much because, she has a talent to share and a really kind heart. On October 2008, American Music Group gave her a deal. She began recording her new single, "Never Woulda," early January 2009.

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Alela Diane

Alela Diane is an up-and-coming U.S. singer-songwriter. Her gentle acoustic style has been described as "campfire gospel". If you imagine a continuum from the Carter family to Gillian Welch, ending up near Joanna Newsom, this album is it. Rural rather than country, ancient but modern. Rough Trade Shops Album of the year 2007. Alela Diane Menig (b April 20, 1983, Nevada City, California, USA) is an American singer and songwriter, who is associated with the psych folk and new weird america musical genres.

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Megson

Megson are Debbie Palmer and Stu Hanna, a young duo from the NE of England who,in 2003,moved to London and quickly made a name for themselves on the folk circuit - by 2005 graduating to the Cambridge Festival. They were then invited to support Seth Lakeman on tour and picked up ringing endorsements from both Seth and from Radio 2's Bob Harris. They are becoming one of the major names in the bubbling UK folk/contemporary scene.

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