Charlyn Marie Marshall, also known as Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on 21 January 1972. After dropping out of high school, she started performing under the name Cat Power, while in Atlanta, backed by musicians Glen Thrasher, Mark Moore, and others. She soon moved to New York City, United States in 1992, then later opening for Liz Phair in 1994, she met Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, who encouraged her to record, and played on her first two albums, 1995's Dear Sir and 1996's Myra Lee.
www.thenightishere.com the night was a solo project, focussed on incorporating and recording guest musicians. An EP was released in 2008 via iTunes and some sales and fans were recruited. A band finally formed in mid 2011, The members of the band brought their own influences and experience, and made the music evolve into what it is today. They recorded their first album independently in December 2011 at Jungle Studios.
There are currently five artists going by the name Taylor. 1.) 'taylor' are a folk collective of some of the tastiest grapes from Australia's Gold Coast. Acoustic rock tales with folk edges on a bed of guitars and mandolin. Formed in 2008 by songwriter David Taylor and guitarist Nick Stewart (George, Pinky Beecroft and The White Russians), taylor has a unique sound that is influenced by such artists as Nick Drake, Angus and Julia Stone, and Neil Young. 2009 finds the band as a six piece with an original sound that is sophisticated in its harmony and theatrical in performance.
Blackmore's Night is an English Renaissance-inspired medieval folk rock band led by UK guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (electric and acoustic guitars) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals). The origins of the band lie in 1990 when Candice was working at a local New York rock music radio station, and as part of her work first encountered Ritchie (now ex-Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist), then with Deep Purple, at a soccer game he was playing in. The two became romantically entwined and discovered that they shared a passionate interest in the Renaissance.
Dean & Britta is a musical duo consisting of Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, both former members of Luna. Wareham had formed Luna in 1992 after leaving his first band, Galaxie 500. Phillips joined Luna in 2000, replacing bassist Justin Harwood. Their first album started out as a Wareham solo project, but when he heard Phillips' demos, he asked her to join him. After Luna broke up in 2005, Dean & Britta spent the next year working on film scores (most notably Noah Baumbach's movie, The Squid and the Whale), and promoting the documentary film of Luna's farewell tour Tell Me Do You Miss Me.
Odin Dragonfly are an acoustic duo made up of Heather Findlay (vocals, acoustic guitars, penny whistles and percussion) and Angela Gordon (vocals, piano and flute). They formed the band in 2005 as side-project of Mostly Autumn at a time when both Angela and Heather were still members of that band. Their music relies heavily on vocal harmonies and defies easy pigeonholing, but they have cited Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos and Sandy Denny as influences.
Delta Spirit is a band from San Diego, California. Often dubbed as a “hybrid of rock and northern soul” or as an "Americana/soul" group, the band has gathered a considerable underground following despite never being signed to a major label. The group is revered for energetic performances and live incorporation of unconventional instruments (such as trash cans lids and orchestral bass drums), the multi-instrumentalism of the members and the intense, emotional vocal delivery and religiously/spiritually-themed lyrcis of singer Matt Vasquez.
Home Service was a British folk rock or electric folk band, formed in late 1980 from a nucleus of musicians who had been playing in Ashley Hutchings' Albion Band. Their short career is generally agreed to have peaked with the album Alright Jack, which is usually considered one of the finest products of the electric folk genre and has been highly influential on later work. Several members of the band, including most obviously John Tams, have gone on to very successful solo careers and to take part in other significant projects.
Bots is a socially engaged Dutch language folk rock group from the southern city of Eindhoven that is successful in both the Netherlands and Germany. The band was formed in 1974.