Matteah Baim is a folk musician from New York, United States. She began writing music with Sierra Casady in 2005 for Metallic Falcons. After the band disbanded, she continued with a solo career in 2006, releasing her first solo album Death of the Sun in 2007. Matteah's music is described as disparate, haunted folk that roll over your senses like desert clouds. With the help of a few friends Jana Hunter, Devendra Banhart, and Rob Doran she has taken her palate of lonesome inky textures and blown it dry with a wanderer's spirit.
With themes related to the pacific northwest, Laura Gibson writes songs on a nylon-stringed guitar. In November 2004, she self-released an EP, "Amends", produced and engineered by Drew Grow, on a laptop, in a house in Newberg, Oregon. Following this initial release, Laura released her debut full-length in November, 2006 titled "If You Come to Greet Me" on Hush Records. Engineered by Adam Selzer (Norfolk and Western, M Ward, Decemberists) and recorded completely on analog tape, songs on "If You Come to Greet Me" vary from pieces composed with bare-bones guitar and voice...
It may come as a bit of a kick-to-the-gut to hear the foot-stomping strains of country, folk & bluegrass coming through a rock band here in London, England. But heartache, loss and regret have always been a cornerstone of great music and the East End has always had more than its fair share. In a small corner of the city better known for thieves, hardluck and the occasional serial murder, anything as authentic and heartfelt as Peppercornrent comes as a bit of an unexpected surprise.
Beverley Craven is a British singer, born 28 June 1963 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She had her greatest success in the early 1990s, and is best known for the hit "Promise Me" which hit Number 3 in the UK singles chart in 1991. Craven achieved another five entries in the same chart over the next two years. After meeting backstage at a Tears for Fears concert, Craven is married to singer/songwriter Colin Campsie, and the couple have three daughters.
“This record was written for the studio. This record was written for Greg Ashley to record. In that sense, it was really good because we had a line to measure by: we know what we can do here.” Dutchess and the Duke leader Jesse Lortz is discussing the genesis and execution of his band’s sophomore record, Sunset / Sunrise, a slump-dodging opus that takes the dark, raw beauty of the band’s debut and scales it up to distinctly luminescent heights, thanks to a graceful synthesis of painfully earned creative maturity and thoughtful production under Ashley’s adroitly tuned ears.
Tom Paxton (born Thomas Richard Paxton on October 31, 1937) is an American folk singer and singer-songwriter whose songs have enduring appeal (and include modern standards such as "The Last Thing on My Mind"). In 2009, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Paxton was born in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest child of Burton and Esther Paxton. The Paxton family moved to Bristow, Oklahoma in 1948, where Tom grew to adulthood and which he still considers home. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in drama and developed an interest in folk music.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are generally regarded as one of the best live bands ever. Famous for their extremely long concerts, the band is well-respected throughout rock. Since forming in 1972, the band's members have changed, however, core members include saxophonist Clarence Clemons, organist Danny Federici, bassist Garry Tallent, drummer Max Weinberg, pianist Roy Bittan and, of course, guitarist/singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen. Guitarist Steven Van Zandt joined the band while recording Born to Run and made this record at least possible.
Neil Hannon (born November 7, 1970) is a singer and songwriter, best known as the creator and lead member of the orchestral pop group The Divine Comedy. The band's official website even goes so far as to say, "The Divine Comedy is Neil Hannon," and Hannon is quoted in an interview as saying, "The Divine Comedy will always be my band because... I thought of it first!" In 2005 he contributed vocals to his long-time collaborator Joby Talbot's soundtrack for the movie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Robin Charles Thicke (born March 10, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a Grammy award winning American R&B singer-songwriter, producer and actor signed to Pharrell's Star Trak label. The son of actor Alan Thicke released his debut album A Beautiful World in 2003. He has gone on to release 2006's The Evolution of Robin Thicke, 2008's Something Else, 2009's Sex Therapy, and 2011's Love After War. He is married to actress Paula Patton, and they have a son Julian Fuego, born in April of 2010.