George Ryan Bingham (born March 31, 1981 in Hobbs, New Mexico) is an American folk rock/Americana singer/songwriter. He dropped out of school at 17 and was introduced to rodeo bull riding. He learned the emotional aspect of pain early in life, when shuttling between small towns and family members in the hardscrabble ranching communities of West Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico -- and became well-acquainted with the physical facets of pain during his years on the Southwestern rodeo circuit.
Scocha was born when Iain SCOtt and David CHApman (SCO-CHA) got together to share their love of music and song. Both from Hawick, a town with a long standing fine tradition in song, they began to play local gigs and functions around the Scottish Borders. They were soon spotted and commissioned to make 6 “Clans” TV programmes which were broadcast on ITV. The combination of Iain’s strong vocals and noted talent in musical arrangement combined superbly with David’s natural feel for an audience and quick-witted banter.
Fleet Foxes is an indie folk band which formed in Seattle, Washington, United States in 2006. The band consists of Robin Pecknold (vocals, guitar), Skyler Skjelset (guitar), Christian Wargo (bass, guitar, vocals), Casey Wescott (keyboards, vocals) and J. Tillman (drums, vocals). They are signed to the labels Sub Pop and Bella Union. Fleet Foxes released the six-track Fleet Foxes EP in 2006, a five-track EP, Sun Giant on April 8, 2008, and their debut full-length self-titled album, Fleet Foxes on June 3, 2008.
Kaikoura are a five piece Post-Hardcore band, formed in the North-East of England in November 2005. The band have worked continuously, playing shows up and down the country with such established acts as Humanzi, Battle, Hidden In Plain View, Keiko and Xtra mile act Adzuki, contributing their own brand of charisma to explosive live shows. The band are currently writing and recording songs for their up-and-coming E.P as well as looking forward to a line of merchandise and clothing.
Binary Band is formed of the sparring vocal harmonies, dobro (slide guitar) and harmonium (missionary organ) of Ali Thoburn and Billy Tudor, and complimented by the occasional electric piano and pieces of catgut, dusty wood and rusty metal. The resulting sound is an earthy, wide-screen brew of American roots, English psychedelia, film soundtracks, North African blues and Far Eastern influences that brings to mind Neil Young, The Low Anthem, Peter Gabriel, The Band, Tinariwen and Traffic.
Were Pentangle a folk group, a folk-rock group, or something that resists classification? They could hardly be called a rock & roll act; they didn't use electric instruments often, and were built around two virtuoso guitarists, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, who were already well-established on the folk circuit before the group formed. Yet their hunger for eclectic experimentation fit into the milieu of late-'60s progressive rock and psychedelia well, and much of their audience came from the rock and pop worlds, rather than the folk crowd.
Rasputina is a "cello rock" ensemble composed of singer/cellist Melora Creager, and various, frequently changing band members. The current lineup includes Creager (cello), Daniel Dejesus (cello), and Dawn Miceli (drums). Founded by Creager in 1992, they have long held true to their mission of enlightening the common man as to the power and versatility of the mighty cello. Historically influenced, and constantly costumed, Rasputina keeps a small legion of incredibly passionate admirers enthralled with their earnest musicianship.
They are five. Alan. The boy with the motorbike and the pale blue eyes. The boy who plays second-hand guitars and sings like Sunday mornings. Jenny. Twin. The girl who loves tea and teapots and tea. The girl who sings harmonies like they were meant to be and works the jingle jangle black white keys. Glen. Brother. The boy with the pashminas and the hair to die for. The boy who plays the drums like a jester and thrills with the tom tom fills. Stuart. Friend.
Skyforger is a folk metal band from R?ga, Latvia. They have been tempering their music in the smithy of the Thundergod since 1995. For the last decade, the band has been fighting under the flag of Latvian pagan metal; an extreme blend of traditional baltic folk music and various metal influences ranging from Norwegian inspired black metal through to 80s-rooted heavy metal. The band's unique combination of ancient and modern influence has given them a wide appeal throughout both the metal and folk scenes...
Hoven Droven is a Swedish folk rock band founded in 1989. They specialize in instrumental, hard rock arrangements of old Swedish folk tunes. The closest English translation of "Hoven Droven" is "helter skelter" or "whatever." Their 2006 album "Jumping at the Cedar" was nominated for a 2007 Grammis in the folk music category.