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Lilium

"Lilium" (meant to mean "fortress") started as a solo-project of Pascal Humbert, 16 Horsepower's bass player. Under this moniker he made the album "Transmission of All the Good-Byes", a mainly instrumental creation, which was released in 2000. Lilium now is a duo-project after 16 Horsepower drummer Jean-Yves Tola joined Humbert. As a double act they have so far released one album, "Short Stories", which came out in 2003. Humbert worked on "Transmission Of All The Good-Byes" from 1984 until 2000. The album was released at the end of October 2000 on Glitterhouse Records.

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The Handsome Family

The Handsome Family are an alternative-country duo from the United States, the couple Brett and Rennie Sparks who live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brett writes the music while Rennie, who also is an author, writes the lyrics. Typical for the lyrics is a close connection to the literary genre American Gothic, and Gothic elements found in early country and folk songs. Their seventh CD, Last Days of Wonder (June.

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Josh Rouse

Roots pop singer/songwriter Josh Rouse is a melodic folk / soft rock singer. He was born in 1972 in Nebraska, living in California, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Georgia, and Arizona during the years to follow; obsessed as a teen with British cult favorites like The Smiths and The Cure, he learned to play guitar from his uncle and wrote his first song at 18. Signing to the Rykodisc subsidiary Slow River, in 1998, Rouse issued his debut album, Dressed Up Like Nebraska, to widespread critical acclaim; upon settling in Nashville...

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Quiet Loner

Matt Hill is a singer, songwriter and entertainer. His recording and live work as ‘quiet loner’ has won him accolades, including Americana UK album of the year 2004 for his debut LP “secret ruler of the world”. Much of the critical praise for that album focussed on Hill’s abilities as a songwriter, particular his lyrics and wordplay. Inspired by the storytelling traditions of folk and country music Hill’s songs also have a distinctly British lyrical bite.

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Wilful Missing

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!

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Graveyard Train

Graveyard Train's official bio, located at http://spookyrecords.com/Graveyard%20TrainPressInfo.html: In retrospect it's obvious that horror and country music go together like peas and carrots - it just took Graveyard Train to show us. Utilising old timey instruments (banjos, dobros, washboard) with the unorthodox percussion of hammer & chain, all underneath a six part baritone 'wall of men' vocal delivery, Graveyard Train have created a unique sound and an equally unique way to deliver it.

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Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs". Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music, and her initial performances closely mirrored Mitchell's inflections and guitar tunings.

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