Chris Thile is a renowned mandolin player and a founding member of the progressive bluegrass trio Nickel Creek with Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins. Thile began recording his first solo album in 1993, with most songs of his own composition. After two more solo albums of all original material, he teamed with mandolin master Mike Marshall for a stunning album of duets called Into the Cauldron, which included forays into jazz, world music, and Bach. In 2004 Chris released Deceiver, a departure from his earlier work which contained a variety of pop/rock/folk influenced vocal numbers.
6 Day Riot is a London based band formed in 2005 featuring Tamara Schlesinger (vocals, ukulele, guitar), Daniel Deavin (drums), Caspar Riis (guitar), Edd Harwood (upright bass) and Sophie Loyer (violin, accordion, saw). 6 Day Riot have an individual, eclectic sound, taking on influences from folk and pop music. Their first EP, "Maybe", was released in July 2006 and in May 2007 they released their début album "Folie à Deux" on Hubris Records.
Collecting five singular abilities and viewpoints into one musical force, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile have established their place among the most dynamic and talented presences across the full range of contemporary music-making. Punch Brothers’ line-up includes some of the most impressive and widely respected musicians performing today: Chris Eldridge (guitar), Paul Kowert (bass), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Thile (mandolin and lead vocals), and Gabe Witcher (fiddle).
Bigott is Bigott. Everybody likes him. A kind of Spanish Tom Waits without a piano and with a Do It Yourself feeling right in his veins with rock, folk, psychedelic. Great, great, great.
Iain Matthews ( also popularly known as Ian Matthews ) has had a long singing career dating from the swinging 1960's, where he released material as the vocalist of Pyramid. He later joined Fairport Convention, and went on to have a long and winding career, sailing through trends in rock, pop, country and folk with some chart success and maintaining a continuous cult following since his commercial peak in the late 1970's.
BeauSoleil is a musical group specializing in Cajun music. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, the group members are brothers Michael Doucet (fiddle, vocals) and David Doucet (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Breaux (accordion), Billy Ware (percussion), Tommy Alesi (percussion), and Al Tharp (bass, fiddle). Founded in 1975, BeauSoleil (often billed as "BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet") released its first album in 1977 and became one of the most well-known bands performing traditional and original music rooted in the folk tunes of the creole and Cajun people of Louisiana.
Inter-Be is the debut album by PETER WOLF CRIER, the Minneapolis-based duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen. The album was born on a single summer night when Pisano felt a torrent of creativity after what had felt, to him, like an interminably long dry spell. He shared the songs with Moen, and over the months that followed, at Moen's home, these rough-hewed tunes became what they are now: a confident collection of songs, but deceptive in that their very guts still reflect the thoughts of a man in transition.
Depedro is the musical project of Spanish singer and guitar player Jairo Zavala, who is also front man and co-founder of rock band Vacazul. In its first album (also named Depedro, published in 2008) Depedro mixes latin music, border fusion, folk, african music, reggae and blues. Depedro's official site is at http://www.myspace.com/myspacedepedro
SURROUNDED BY CLOTHES IN HIS WARDROBE STUDIO PULCO IS THE CURRENT RECORDING PROJECT OF EX DERRERO SINGER / GUITARIST ASH COOKE
PULCO MUSIC HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS LEFT-FIELD FOLK WHICH TRANSPORTS THE LISTENER TO A SOMETIMES STRANGE BUT WONDERFUL WORLD THROUGH IMAGINATIVE LYRICS, COLOURFUL INSTRUMENTATION AND RICH VOCAL HARMONIES. IN ADDITION TO ASH’S DEFT GUITAR WORK PULCO SONGS FEATURE CHEAP KEYBOARDS, TOY INSTRUMENTS AND JUST ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE THAT ASH CAN LAY HIS HANDS ON THAT ADD SOMETHING INTERESTING INTO THE MIX
Doug Paisley is a songwriter from Toronto with a new album out on No Quarter Records. His work is songwriting and performing his 21st century music. He plays and records across North America and Europe but mostly stays close to home. He is involved the following musical projects and collaborations:
Dark Hand and Lamplight
Live Country Music
Stanley Brothers: A Loving Tribute
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