The Ditty Bops is a band from Los Angeles, California that play a blend of folk, bluegrass, jazz, swing music, ragtime and musical theater. They are headed by Abby DeWald (vocals and acoustic guitar) and Amanda Barrett (vocals, mandolin and dulcimer). They are noted for their excellent harmonies and generally playful style and tempo. The Ditty Bops formed in New York City, when Abby and Amanda were on a hunt for a friend's lost cat.
Mad Agnes (http://www.madagnes.com) is Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders, based in Connecticut, USA. Margo Hennebach is a classically-trained pop musician who also has a solo career. She is a music therapist and a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Adrienne Jones is a multi-instumentalist and songwriter, who has put out a CD called "Talking River". She is also a Reiki practitioner. Mark Saunders is a conservatory-trained musician who performs on vocals, acoustic, electric, National steel and bass guitars.
Scowlin Owl are an all-female folk band, low on twee but big on drama and vocal harmonies. They’re influenced by mythic storytellers from the classic (Dylan, Baez) to the contemporary (Decemberists, Midlake). Any story or concept which inspires them may become a song - their setlist includes tunes about the 2004 tsunami, creepy preachers, frozen cavemen, the Japanese John Wayne, the childlike love of waterslides and what Dolly Parton’s Jolene may have said in her defence.
There are bands out there that are on the cutting edge, breaking new ground and pushing musical boundaries. While The Skylight Crowd certainly wishes those bands luck, they definitely don’t fall into that category.
“If we’re really honest with ourselves, our sound is fundamentally based on the music we like,” smiles singer Keith Porter. “Bands like Counting Crows, Train and Hootie and the Blowfish are the reason we exist. We’ve been influenced by that genre for fifteen years, and now we’re creating music that would fit into that world.”
The Lone Bellow - A biography Zach Williams, the Lone Bellow’s lead singer and principal songwriter, can pinpoint just about exactly when the Brooklyn-based group serendipitously willed itself into being. It was around 9 a.m. one morning in 2010, at Dizzy’s Diner in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where the Lone Bellows guitarist and Williams’ old friend Brian Elmquist was working a shift. Williams, up to then performing as a solo artist, needed a place to try out some new songs; for a scuffling artist, the diner was as good as any rehearsal space.
The Be Good Tanyas are an acoustic trio with folk and americana influences, hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia. They play a combination of original and traditional material, and are notable for their lush vocal harmonies. The group features Frazey Ford (guitar, vocals), Samantha Parton (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals) and Trish Klein (electric guitar, banjo, harmony vocals). Jolie Holland is a former member and also a frequent guest.
The Bee Gees, originally made up of three brothers: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb (died 2012), and Maurice Gibb (died 2003), have been successful for most of their 40-plus years of recording music. They had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a pop act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as a foremost act of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The Gibb brothers were born on the Isle of Man, UK to English parents in 1946 (Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, September 1) and 1949 ( twins Robin Hugh Gibb and Maurice (pronounced "Morris") Ernest Gibb, December 22).
Previously known as Evident Earth, This Century is a pop band from Tempe, Arizona, signed to Action Theory records. The members are Ryan Gose (drums), Joel Kanitz (vocals), Alex Silverman (bass), and Sean Silverman (guitar). Discography: 2007 EP
Look What We Made EP
No Way Out Digital Sampler
To Love and Back EP
Hopeful Romantic Sampler
Sound of Fire single
Sound of Fire
Kiss Me Like It's Christmas (acoustic) single
Bleach Blonde single