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Jana Hunter

Jana Hunter is a songwriter and musician, and was born in Texas. She is now(2010) based in Baltimore. She has recently(2009) formed a new band named Lower Dens and toured the USA with Future Islands(2010). She is signed to Gnomonsong, a record label run by Devendra Banhart and Vetiver's Andy Cabic. Her solo debut album Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom was the label's debut release. She later completed her second album "There's No Home" as well as "Carrion EP".

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The Flatlanders

The fact that Texas music titans Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock - on their first go-round as The Flatlanders in 1972 - were completely rejected by the country music establishment is surprising in retrospect but, ultimately, poetic. That each went on to have formidable solo careers is a testament to their talent and determination. Add to this their diverse yet complimentary styles - Joe the street-wise rocker...

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John Fullbright

John is native to Oklahoma but definitely has that Texas soul goin' on. He is a mere 21 years old and already renowned as "the most talked about 'folk' musician in Oklahoma". His sound was a fusion of jazz, folk, and just plain old indie goodness

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Shelley Short

After recording Oh Say Little Dogies, Why? (Keep Recordings, 2003) in the desert of New Mexico and the industrial area of Portland, Oregon, Shelley Short left art school in the Pacific Northwest and headed eastward to Chicago for no good reason. Pressed in limited quantity, Oh Say Little Dogies, Why? reached an extensive musical network, building critical momentum along the way. Seeking a richer, more complex sound for her next album, Captain Wild Horse (Rides the Heart of Tomorrow), Short began writing songs before and immediately after her move across the country.

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tim lee

Tim Lee’s musical journey can be traced back to the early 1980s when he and Bobby Sutliff captured the attention of critics with the formation of the Windbreakers. Tim furnished the Windbreakers with the edgy songwriting, Petty-like vocals, and gritty guitar work that made them the envy of numerous bands on the independent music scene. The band released six records over their20-year history, and most recently released the retrospective Time Machine: 1982-2002(Paisley Pop Records).

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Mindy Smith

Mindy Smith (born June 1, 1972 on Long Island, New York) is an American singer-songwriter. Mindy rose to fame in 2003 when she was the first artist signed to contribute to the Dolly Parton tribute album Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton, on which she sang a cover of Parton's classic "Jolene". Later Dolly Parton followed by adding backing vocals to a new mix of the song, which was then featured on Smith's debut album that was released in January 2004, One Moment More.

Read more about Mindy Smith on Last.fm.

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Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors

Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors is an American band led by singer and songwriter Drew Holcomb. Formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007 following the success of Holcomb's solo album "Washed in Blue" in 2005. In 2006, Holcomb married his longtime friend and singing partner, Ellie Holcomb (nee Bannister), and relocated to her hometown of Nashville. The rest of the band, guitarist Nathan Dugger, bassist Rich Brinsfield, and drummer Jon Radford also lived in the same East Nashville area, hence the group name.

Read more about Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors on Last.fm.

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Corb Lund

Cabin Fever is the seventh studio album by Corb Lund. Available worldwide from New West Records. This is Corb's second album to be released in the United States. Said to be "a different sound." Losin’ Lately Gambler, is the 6th album from Corb Lund, Alberta’s acclaimed, alternative country star.
Produced by the noted Nashville drummer and vocalist Harry Stinson (of Marty Stuart’s Fabulous Superlatives), this is Lund’s first album on his new record label New West Records.

Lund’s latest series of songs on Losin’ Lately Gambler, features a gallery of subjects drawn from real life.

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Slim Cessna's Auto Club is a music band formed in 1993 in , Colorado. The constant in the band has been Slim Cessna, formerly a member of The Denver Gentlemen (along with David Eugene Edwards and Jeffery-Paul of 16 Horsepower). Their music includes elements of , , and other forms loosely grouped as Americana or . The Auto Club is sometimes labeled "country gothic" due to the juxtaposition of apocalyptic religious imagery with stories of alcohol, violence, and relationships gone awry.

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