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female singer-songwriters

Jen Cloher

Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea released their critically acclaimed ARIA nominated album Dead Wood Falls in 2006. They have toured with the likes of Josh Pyke, Ben Lee, Missy Higgins, Jose Gonzalez and MIa Dyson and played Homebake, Queenscliff, Falls, Feel Good and Harvest. For all the latest on this hot new songwriter and band go to www.jencloher.com

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Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin, born Patricia Jean Griffin, March 16th, 1964 in Old Town, Maine, is an American singer. She brought out her debut album Living With Ghosts--a set of demos featuring only Ms. Griffin and her guitar--to critical acclaim in 1996. Her sophomore album, Flaming Red, demonstrated a more rocking, full-band sound. The ill-fated Silver Bell album was never released by her record label, however, and the label terminated her recording contract shortly after that. Many of the songs from Silver Bell were re-recorded for subsequent albums.

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Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs". Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music, and her initial performances closely mirrored Mitchell's inflections and guitar tunings.

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Susie Wilkins

Inspired by the blues, Susie Wilkins started writing songs at the tender age of 14, and debuted at the Hong Kong Fringe Club's Open Mic Night when only 16. Her impressive vocal talent and maturity as a performer garnered rave reviews, and she quickly established herself as a dominant force on the Hong Kong music scene. Eventually, the allure of a new challenge brought her back to London, where she became a regular favourite at world-famous venues such the Borderline and the Troubadour, generating a passionate and loyal following.

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Emily Ulman

emily ulman has established herself as one of melbournes finest singer-songwriters. emily is applauded for her lyrical honesty (ranging from moving and confessional, to humorous and self-deprecating), and the sheer beauty of her clear, distinctive vocal delivery. her albums and live performances have received critical acclaim including glowing reviews for her opening supports for beth orton, m ward, paul kelly, tim rogers, tex perkins, jolie holland, tim finn, and damien rice. one can't help but notice the immediacy and strength of emilys songwriting with her ability to move any audience.

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Juliana Hatfield

Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States), is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies. The daughter of Philip M. Hatfield (a radiologist) and The Boston Globe fashion critic Julie Hatfield, Juliana was born in Maine and grew up in the Boston suburb of Duxbury. She acquired a love of rock music during the 1970s, having been introduced by a babysitter to the music of the seminal Los Angeles punk rock band X, which proved a life-changing experience.

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