Kimmo Pohjonen (b. 1964) is one of the most respected and in-demand musicians and performers in Finland. An accordionist of exceptional ability and imagination, Kimmo's musical history goes back more than twenty years in rock, folk, avant-garde, improvisation, classical, dance and theatre music projects. In 1996 he embarked on a solo career with his solo 5-row accordion project, featuring extreme and original compositions, live loops and effects, a dynamic and animated stage performance, orchestrated lights and surround sound.
Sxip Shirey is an American composer, performer, and story-teller.
He is a founding member of the band Luminescent Orchestrii.
Voodoo Vegas are a hard rocking 5 piece rock band from the south coast. They've toured the UK, been on Total Rock FM amongst many radio stations, featured in Classic Rock Magazine, NME and have played many major venues such as the Opera House and Mr Kyps supporting high profile bands Voodoo Vegas original compositions are high-energy rock, and they have shared stages with any number of great bands including The Quireboys, Ginger, Waysted, and most of the UK’s Top Rock Tribute acts, toured the UK with American Dog...
Moreland & Arbuckle, a blues duo, were founded in Kansas, in 2002. The group, consisting of guitarist Aaron "Chainsaw" Moreland, and vocalist/blues harp player Dustin Arbuckle, are signed to Toronto's NorthernBlues Music. They are known for their combination of rural blues, Delta, and Mississippi Hill Country styles. Moreland & Arbuckle saw their start after reaching the finals at the 2005 International Blues Competition in Memphis.
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The architect to the beautifully envisioned, Sam Fitzpatrick’s words are sincere and affecting. Entwining intricate acoustic guitar with an honest, provocative voice, his music shifts and shimmers exacting a rare brilliance. Self produced in a 16th century beast house in the Black Mountains of South Wales, his debut ‘Patchwork’ soars, descends and arises enlightened with timeless songs of hope, loss and awakening.
Musselwhite was born in the rural hill country of Mississippi. He has said that he is of Choctaw descent, and he was born in a region originally inhabited by the Choctaw. However, in a 2005 interview, he said his mother had told him he was actually Cherokee. His family considered it normal to play music, with his father playing guitar and harmonica, his mother playing piano, and a relative who was a one-man band. At the age of three, Musselwhite moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
Nice, groovy blues-rock band. See theirs web page: http://www.mamasboysmusic.com/ You can hear some notes there.
The grit of low-down country and urban blues to the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping, hustle and bustle of gospel to fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs to pulsating drums that reach back to the roots of it all—if you are lucky enough to hear the Heritage Blues Orchestra, you’ll experience this and more. From the first of the twelve tracks on their debut album And Still I Rise...
"Marseille Figs produce a sordid amalgam of inebriated bubblegum, hi-tone honky tonk, tin pan alley, free jazz and punk. Melodic, chaotic, and sometimes ha-ha funny, their repertoire includes flophouse ballads, big booming piledrivers and lost soul singalongs." Marseille Figs are: