Pedro the Lion was an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, comprising David Bazan and TW Walsh. Because of the biblical references in many of their songs, Pedro the Lion were seen by some to be a Christian band, but they did not consider the band to be such. Pedro the Lion was formed by David Bazan in 1994 and released their debut EP Whole in April 1997. Despite the band's many lineup changes, Bazan remained the primary artist and musician behind the group, exemplified by his singing and playing every instrument on the band's first two full length albums...
The Pogues are a popular Irish folk rock band of the 1980s and 90s. They have a strong following, essentially inventing celtic punk and having a large influence on the larger celtic fusion scene as well. The Pogues were founded in King's Cross, a district in north London, in 1982 as Pogue Mahone — "pogue mahone" being the Anglicisation of the Irish póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse." The band specialized in Irish folk music, often playing with the energy of the punk rock scene from which several of the members had their roots.
United Bible Studies is an experimental and improvisational folk band from Ireland. There are a few core members, and a host of incidental contributors on both the live performances and regular albums. United Bible Studies is part of the Deserted Village music collective.
According to Wikipedia: Sean Watkins (born February 18, 1977) is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, and is one third of the contemporary folk band Nickel Creek. His sister Sara Watkins, also a member of Nickel Creek, plays violin and sings background vocals on the second of his two solo albums. As a whole, Nickel Creek recently participated in a project dubbed Mutual Admiration Society, a collaboration with former Toad The Wet Sprocket singer Glen Phillips.
Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter born February 15, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska. He began his recording career in 1993 at the age of 13 and has since produced an enormous amount of material. Conor was deeply influenced early on by singer-songwriters David Dondero and Simon Joyner. His first two albums "Water" and "Here's to Special Treatment" were both released in 1994. Rolling Stone has referred to him as "rock's boy genius.
Stephanie Sayers is a singer songwriter who was born in upstate New York. She has lived in Massachusetts, New Orleans and Los Angeles. In 1995 Stephanie released 'Christmas Island', an EP that brought her to the attention of Lenny Waronker, then in the process of starting up Dreamworks Records, where she joined his stable of emerging talent, including Elliott Smith, Rufus Wainwright and Eels. In 2000, Stephanie toured with Sparklehorse on the West Coast. In 2001 she appeared on the Galaxie 500 tribute album "Snowstorm" (Elefant Records, Spain) to which she contributed the track "Spook".
Pegi Young is an American singer and songwriter, living in northern California. She released her self titled debut album in the summer of 2007.
Half Moon Run is a band based out of Montreal, Canada. It consists of Devon Portielje (Ottawa, ON), Conner Molander, and Dylan Phillips (Comox, BC). The trio met through a mutual friend and an ad on Craigslist, and, after some line-up changes, Half Moon Run was born in its current form.
Zachary Cale is a songwriter originally hailing from a tiny town in St.Tammany Parish Louisiana, called Enon. He started writing and recording his own songs in 2002. He has released two full length solo albums "Outlander Sessions" on New World of Sound (2005), "Walking Papers" on All Hands Electric (2008) and one 7" single. In 2007 he started a band called ILLUMINATIONS, who released their debut LP "See-Saw" (2009) on All Hands Electric. His new solo album entitled "Noise of Welcome" is due out in May 2011 on All Hands Electric and in Europe on Adagio 830.