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Mirah

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn was born September 17, 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has released a number of albums under the K Records label. She has collaborated with her close friend Phil Elvrum of The Microphones and has also worked extensively with The Black Cat Orchestra. Mirah is the youngest of three children and lived in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia for most of her childhood. She then moved to Olympia, Washington and attended The Evergreen State College. She is modest and deliberate, prefers privacy to invasion and reconciliation to war.

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Chris Wilson

Multiple artists: 1) Deep-house producer whose tracks are represented here. 2) Melbourne bluesman. Based in Geelong, Australia, Chris Wilson is a singer, songwriter and musican who works primarily in the genre and occasionally edges into gospel/country. Gaining recognition in the 80s providing the searing blues-harp noise of Harem Scarem and gigging for many years as the frontman of Crown Of Thorns, Chris has been involved in many bands and projects, including The Spidermen, Rose Amongst Thorns...

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Spider

There are at least seven artists which have used the name Spider: an indie folk singer from New York, United States, a metal band from England, a punk band from Hungary, a lo-fi band from Washington, United States, a ska/rock band from Malaysia, a power pop band from Wallasey, England, a rapper from Mexico. 1. Spider is an alias for Brooklyn musician Jane Herships. Most of the songs on her release The Way to Bitter Lake are hushed, personal songs with elements of shoegazing reminescent of musicians such as Nick Drake and M. Ward.

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Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor (born Benjamin Simon Taylor on January 22, 1977) is a musician and actor. He is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon. His sister, Sally Taylor, is also a musician. On his first released album Famous Among the Barns and his EP #1, Taylor collaborated with friends Adam MacDougall and Larry Ciancia to form The Ben Taylor Band. However, ultimately deciding that this path (which yielded music that Taylor describes as "neo-psychodelic folk funk") was not his true musical nature...

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Lisa Miller

1) An American teen singer signed to Motown in the 1960s.
2) An Australian pop and country singer. 1) Recording for Motown as Little Lisa, she was the daugher of The Lewis Sisters. Later she recorded as Lisa Miller (her real name) and Leeza Miller. Her only release under her own name was the album Within Myself on Canterbury in 1968. The album only got a promotional pressing however, at it wasn't widely available until the Sundazed reissue in 2010. She continues to perform and scored a #4 hit in Brazil in 1983, singing on Sergio Mendes' "Never Gonna Let You Go".

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Swarathma

Swarathma is an Indian folk-rock band from Bangalore, India. The sound is rooted in Indian folk traditions while drawing on rock, blues and reggae motifs. Swarathma's live act is all about infectious on-stage energy. Their act is high on interactivity with sing-along sections, ad-libbed repartee and the occasional couplet. It also features faux folk-horses
and band members sporting Nehru Topis.

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Cedric Has A Name

Cedric Has a Name is a singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland. A man who talks little and as a result, there's little to write about him. All that can be said is that he is a constantly developing musician, honing his song writing talents and a very worthwhile listen. If you want to follow this progression, please check out his music here:
www.soundcloud.com/cedrichasaname http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cedric-Has-a-Name/125375660823540 www.myspace.com/cedrichasaname

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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Raymond Hitchcock (born March 3, 1953) is an English singer-songwriter and psych folk guitarist who also ventures into several forms of art, in particular painting and poetry, and has occasionally shown an interest in acting. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano and bass guitar. Many of Hitchcock's album covers bear his paintings or drawings, and his albums' liner notes sometimes include a printed short story. His live concerts usually include a considerable amount of story-telling, imaginative and surreal ad-libbed monologues in his lyrical style.

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Tiger Moth

Tiger Moth is an English country dance band originally formed in 1983 by Rod Stradling shortly after leaving the Old Swan Band. In addition to Stradling, the original members were guitarist Ian A. Anderson (of Hot Vultures fame), hammered dulcimer player Chris Coe and bass guitar and banjo player and vocalist Maggie Holland (also of Hot Vultures). Later they were joined by electric guitar and synthesizer player Jon Moore, drummer/percussionist John Maxwell, and keyboards and melodeon player Ian Carter.

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Ben Christophers

Ben Christophers is an English singer-songwriter. He wrote his first song at the age of five and has released four full length albums: My Beautiful Demon, Spoonface, The Spaces In Between and a limited edition album called Viewfinder. In 2010 he released a self-titled mini-album and toured with Imogen Heap. He is also part of the Blue Dreams, the backing band for Bat For Lashes. Christophers has had two TV documentaries made on him by the VPRO in Holland. He has written with and duetted with Françoise Hardy and toured with Tori Amos.

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