Keb' Mo' (born October 3, 1951 in South Los Angeles, California as Kevin Moore) is an American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He first started recording in the early 1970s with Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach. Creach hired him when Moore was just twenty-one years old; Moore appeared on four of Creach's albums. He was further immersed in the blues with his long stint in the Whodunit Band, headed by Bobby "Blue" Bland producer Monk Higgins. Moore jammed with Albert Collins and Big Joe Turner.
Londoner Rob Marr
Young Scottish singer/songwriter Esther O’Connor, who signed her first record contract with music colossus EMI aged 17, is now writing and releasing music under her own steam. She runs her own record label, the aptly-named Redhead Records, with husband Tim O’Connor, who also accompanies her on stage with his guitar. Esther’s new album Right Here, despite not having the backing of a major label, has been causing a stir the length and breadth of the country.
"Think the kind of effect a Nathaniel Rateliff and Bon Iver collaboration might have..."
- The Tudor, Aficionado (Jun 14, 2011) "Somewhere between Radiohead and a more intellectual Jack Johnson"
- Mike Smith, LMG Cape Town is the city of cold surf, rugged mountains, raw creativity and thus, not surprisingly, Nate Maingard. A self-taught musician, Nate has been playing guitar for over ten years and singing his whole life, from teenage gigs around the mother city to busking his way through the UK.
One of the many artists/bands that uses the name Shark Bait is a screamo/folk/emo band formed in Louisiana. With members of many other local bands Shark Bait have recently released 'Growing Pains,' Still Growing'and a split with Adaje available at their bandcamp. You can find them at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Bait/108591182530199 A Dutch band that was founded in Haarlem, The Netherlands by bass-player Tim Verwaal and keyboard-player Remon Rijper in 2008. On the internet they found the other bandmembers: Sebastiaan Weerman (guitar), Bas de Keijzer (drums).
Faster Than Sound is a solo acoustic project started in Toronto, Canada and now based in London, England. The style is mainly in the modern folk singer/songwriter genre with roots in popular rock. A raw, self-titled demo E.P. was released in June, 2009.
Set in a town that perpetually runs at full speed, J. Allen
"A young singer / songwriter from Swindon who breezed onto the scene earlier this year and has made a big impact already with some captivating performances that showcase her simple but imaginative songs. Delicate and ethereal seeming at first there is an underlying steeliness that helps draw you in without realising and makes you forget her tender years." - Gig Monkey, The Ocelot Magazine
Conor McCann is an accoustic singer/songwriter from the small town of Lurgan in Co. Armagh, Nothern Ireland. He has recently finished recording his first EP, Someone, which is out now. Influences include: Dave Matthews Band, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Damien Rice, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Alexi Murdoch, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits