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Jack Rose

Jack Rose is a guitarist, originally from Virginia, USA. In the mid '90s he joined the noise/drone group Pelt with Patrick Best and Mike Gangloff. Over the course of ten years and a dozen records, Pelt transformed slowly from an electric group, heavily influenced by Sonic Youth, the Dead C and Theater of Eternal Music-style minimalism to an acoustic group showing the strong influence of John Fahey. Rose, meanwhile, relocated to Philadelphia and began to take fingerpicking seriously.

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François Virot

François Virot is a rare bird, who belongs to that endangered kind of musicians that are so devoted to their art that they never care to spend some time at home. You may not know it yet, but in the last few years, this hyperactive musician originating from the city of Lyon (he also plays the drums with his brother Charles in the ballistic noise pop trio Clara Clara) spent more time on the road than your three favorite bands put together… And together with the zillions of Clara Clara records, our boy found the time to fiddle...

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John Doe

John Doe refers to (at least) five different artists: 1. John Doe (born John Nommensen Duchac on February 25, 1954 in Decatur, Illinois) is the founder of the seminal L.A. punk band X, produced and managed by Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek. His musical compositions and performances are varied, including country and folk music. Doe also performs with the country-folk-punk band The Knitters and in 2009 formed John Doe And The Sadies. In the early 1980s Doe performed on two albums by fellow L.A punk band The Flesh Eaters.

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Tim Hall

There is more than one artist known as Tim Hall: The British Tim Hall began musical life playing in bands such as Tribal Laughter with Max Pashm and Danni Speekman. Formed Bardic Folk band Silver on the Tree in 1988, contributing material to "Eye of the Aeon", "Mystic Spiral" and "Morning Glory". Founded the Avalonian Free State Choir in 1992, principally with the intention of performing "Pagan Carols".

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Alan Bonner

Alan Bonner is vocalist, songwriter and musician based in London. After leaving his small village in Suffolk for the bright lights of London at 18, he spent the last few years writing, recording and playing London's acoustic venues, Honing his craft- Writing lyrics on beer mats in the bars of Soho and bashing out chords on a beaten Piano in Camden Town.
With more than thirty songs under his belt has written over two albums worth of material...

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Linda Perhacs

Linda Perhacs is an American singer-songwriter, who released her only album "Parallelograms" in 1970 to scant notice or sales. The album was rediscovered by record enthusiasts and grew in popularity with the rise of the New Weird America movement and the Internet. It was reissued on CD and 2-LP in 2005, and again in 2008. Native of Mill Valley, California, United States, Linda Perhacs spent many years away from the music industry (mostly spent as dental technician).

Read more about Linda Perhacs on Last.fm.

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