Caroline Herring is a Mississippi-born, Atlanta-based singer/songwriter. She started her career in Austin, TX, where she won the 2002 Best New Artist award in both the Austin American-Statesman and the Austin Chronicle. There she released two albums: Twilight (2001) and Wellspring (2003). Herring relocated to Atlanta, and recently she won the 2008 Best Singer/songwriter award in Atlanta's Creative Loafing.
Reared among the Pentecostal pines of Oregon, Rachel Harrington has been doing things in the wrong order for quite some time. She'd had extensive radio play before performing her live show, and she was opening for Grammy winners and nominees before releasing her first record. Now, hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed 2007 debut, The Bootlegger's Daughter, Rachel presents CITY OF REFUGE. Her backing band on the recording is TIM O'BRIEN (fiddle), Mike Grigoni (dobro), Zak Borden (mandolin), and Jon Hamar (upright), with Holly O'Reilly and Pieta Brown on backing vocals.
The Pine Leaf Boys are a two-time Grammy Award-nominated Cajun and Creole band from South Louisiana. Members include Wilson Savoy (accordion, fiddle, vocals), Courtney Granger (fiddle, accordion, vocals), Drew Simon (drums and vocals), Jon Bertrand (guitars), and Thomas David (bass). Former members include Cedric Watson (fiddle) and Blake Miller (bass, fiddle). They play traditional Cajun and Creole music from Southwest Louisiana, inspired by bands dating from the 20s such as Amédé Ardoin to modern bands such as Mamou Playboys and Jason Frey.
Going back and forth across this country from the Yukon, Gordie has performed some 200 shows a year either solo or with his band. He writes his own songs, plays a guitar, uses a slide, blows a harmonica, and is sometimes touched with a voice like a bird on a warm spring morning belting out the last day on earth. He also does other things before he gets to share his music like book his tours, promote them, manage his band, radio track his records, act as an agent, road manager, publicist, apply for things, pay for everything, parent the kids and make time for the girl.
Big story arcs that go through several songs with returning themes and powerful dynamics...sad and sweet. And sweet and sad. Viking Moses has toured with and/or supported today’s similar international music artists, such as: Devendra Banhart, Calvin Johnson, Ted Leo, Little Wings, Microphones, Mirah, Mountain Goats, Joanna Newsom, Scout Niblett, Hush the Many, Songs Ohia, and more. (Edited version of text from the Marriage Records page at http://www.marriagerecs.com/vikingmoses)
Crooked Fingers is an American alt-folk band based in North Carolina and led by former Archers Of Loaf lead singer Eric Bachmann. The rotation of band members has included such musicians as Lara Meyerratken, R.L. Martin, Jo Jameson, Barton Carroll and Dov Friedman. In 1998, following the breakup of Archers of Loaf, Bachmann started work on a solo project that he named Crooked Fingers. The first outcome of this project, a self-titled release of various songs he had written, was released by WARM in 2000.
Bill Caddick (born William Caddick, 27 June 1944, Hurst Hill, Wolverhampton) is an English folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. Bill Caddick started singing in the early 60s. He regularly organised and appeared in festivals and folk clubs until 1973 when he joined the innovative puppet and street theatre group Magic Lantern. He left in 1975 to concentrate on solo performing and writing - releasing two albums "Rough Music" and "Sunny Memories". The latter, a reflection on Edwardian Life was re-written as a show and premiered at the Roundhouse in London followed by an extensive tour.
Barnstormers is the long-time collaboration between singer/songwriter Ronald Moore with multi-instrumentalist Chris Wilson featuring a revolving cast of musicians and producers. Based out of the suburbs of North Alabama, Barnstormers was started in 2002 as the brainchild of singer/songwriter and then actor Ronald Moore to explore new styles of folk music through a long-time solo project. During that time he met Chris Wilson who was a music student at the same community college. In 2007, the band released their first independent release entitled "Switchblade Serenades"
Who are Fake Gods? Fake Gods are an acoustic folk-rock duo from central Scotland, formed in 2005. The band’s warm and natural sound is a product of an organic music making progress which has been honed over several years. “We aim to soak up the best of our influences and to avoid being derivative. We intend to stay the distance and create records that people revisit time and again”. The band’s first gigs in 2005 were very well-received and subsequent shows have garnered similar acclaim.
Barzin is a Canadian singer-songwriter named Barzin Hosseini. Slow and melancholic, introspective and confessional: These words in some ways describe the sound of Barzin. A project that began sometime in 1995, Barzin was a solo endeavor at its inception. But somewhere along the way it shed its solitary skin allowing a wide array of characters into it’s sound. From amongst a rotating cast of musicians, who occasionally made appearances on recordings and at performances, three individuals slowly became a fixture of this project.