"A mere two years after their initial meeting as camp counselors, Bearfoot earned one of roots music’s most prestigious awards – Telluride Bluegrass Band Champions – an honor they share with artists like Dixie Chicks and Nickel Creek. Now, after years of national touring at top theaters and festivals, Bearfoot joins these iconic pop peers, with the broad horizon of the Americana frontier in their souls. Bearfoot is deeply American music.
Amy Martin was born in Iowa and lives in Missoula, Montana. She has been making her living as a musician since 2000. In that time, she has released six albums and started her own independent label, Raven’s Wing Records. She was named Missoula’s Peacemaker of the Year for 2004, and has raised $10,000 for women-run health and education projects in Afghanistan through the sales of her third album, This Fall.
Together for over ten years, Pudge delivers well crafted songs and harmonys. Known for their live show as well as the music, Pudge never fails to deliver. Originally formed by twin brothers (Tony and Andy) the band is anchored down by the beats of Tom McNamara and the guitar playing of Phil Fendley. Pudge's first release was a 3 song demo recorded at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin during the summer of 1996. A full length was completed in 1999.
Steve Earle (born January 17, 1955) is a singer-songwriter best known for his country music and rock 'n roll tinged "alt-country." He is also a published writer, a keen political activist (particularly in protesting against the death penalty in the U.S., as in his song "Ellis Unit One" from the movie Dead Man Walking), and has written and directed a play. Steve also plays a small role as a recovering addict on the HBO television show "The Wire".
Formed in summer 2011, Small Shipwrecks are Matthew Bird (guitars, vocals), Charlie Peverett (guitars, keys, vocals), Michi Matthias (fiddle, vocals), Farah Alkhalisi (bass, vocals) and Simon Handby (drums). Based in Lewes, East Sussex, the band release their first album 'Eucatastrophe' on 27 August 2012, preceded by the single 'White Diamond'.
The Lone Bellow - A biography Zach Williams, the Lone Bellow’s lead singer and principal songwriter, can pinpoint just about exactly when the Brooklyn-based group serendipitously willed itself into being. It was around 9 a.m. one morning in 2010, at Dizzy’s Diner in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where the Lone Bellows guitarist and Williams’ old friend Brian Elmquist was working a shift. Williams, up to then performing as a solo artist, needed a place to try out some new songs; for a scuffling artist, the diner was as good as any rehearsal space.
Wilful Missing are a great experience live or on record, with beautifully arranged songs featuring Mandolin, Cello, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Accordion, Bagpipes, Cajon, Drums, Bass, Smacked Electric Guitar, Penny Whistle and Albert's Whistling!