Los Salvadores started in 2004 when Marf’s experimental metal band Inside the Mind of Henry Holmes and Mafro’s ska punk outfit Morgan’s Puff Adder split up. Both had gigged extensively, and wanted a rest... a nice, low pressure band they could play with when they felt like it. So they found two other similarly lazy musicians, bass player Pete and saxophonist Patrick Jones. For the next six months, all four of them met up at the Sheppey Yacht Club and proceeded to do very little.
Grown from the halls of NYU, in the midst of one of New York City's harshest winters, Ravens & Chimes debut album, Reichenbach Falls, introduces a youthful, optimistic lightness in the form of a record packed with a series of eclectic and ear-grabbing tunes. Perhaps influenced by many a dark, snowy night in that winter of 2005, Ravens & Chimes dig out a catchy set of instrumentally-charged melodies that show their developed blend of unconventional sound. CMJ called Ravens & Chimes "beautiful" and "unique" evoking comparisons at times to either Wolf Parade or Voxtrot.
Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues and R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. Raitt began playing guitar at an early age, something not a lot of her high school girlfriends did. "I had played a little at school and at camp," she later recalled in a July 2002 interview. "My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby—nothing more...I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist.
Jakob Luke Dylan, born December 9, 1969 in New York, is the lead singer and songwriter of the rock band The Wallflowers. He is the youngest of four children born to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and his ex-wife Sara Dylan. It has been reported that Jakob does not like his famous father to be mentioned during interviews. This is not because of animosity between the two, as is widely assumed, but because Jakob has stated that he wants to make his own name for himself, and does not want to open doors or sell tickets by capitalizing on his family name.
Wyrd Brit folk 'supergroup' centred around Alex Neilson and Lavinia Blackwall, a couple who have also graced other projects, Trembling Bells and Directing Hand. Lavinia also plays harp, psaltery and organ. Michael Flower plays guitar and Glaswegian singer/songwriter Alasdair Roberts, plays guitar and shares vocals with Lavinia on the traditional "Polly On The Shore". Their 2009 album "I Grew From A Stone To A Statue".
Patty Larkin (b. June 19, 1951, Iowa) is a Boston-based singer-songwriter. She trained at the Berklee College of Music before pursuing a solo career in folk music. Her songwriting has been praised for its wit, and her technical guitar playing has also received praise (which she made light fun of in her feminist song, Not Bad for a Broad). In 1990, she joined Christine Lavin, Megan McDonough, and Sally Fingerett to form the Four Bitchin' Babes, with whom she toured and recorded one album.
Wellington 5-piece The Thomas Oliver Band have spent the past few years touring and playing live throughout New Zealand with the likes of Fat Freddy
The Modena City Ramblers is an Italian folk-rock band, one which was founded in 1991 and has sold over 500,000 albums.
Members of the band include: Francesco "Fry" Moneti (violin, guitar), Franco D'Aniello (tin whistle, flute), Massimo "Ice" Ghiacci (bass, vocals), Roberto Zeno (drums, percussion), Stefano "Cisco" Bellotti (solo vocals), Arcangelo "Kaba" Cavazzuti (keyboards, drums, percussion, background vocals), Luca "Gabibbo" Giacometti (bouzouki, mandolin, banjo).
Necessity is the mother of invention. Less is more. Make it work with what you've got. 2 Guitars, a junkyard drum kit (harvested from an actual garbage heap- adorned with tamborines, flowers and kitchen rags), a handful of harmonicas, voices, and above all.. songs. Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent prefer to keep it simple. They have cleverly managed to take 3 separate recording projects and combine them into 1 cohesive, folk rock, sloppy tonk, harmonized, loose but tight, streamlined audience killing machine.