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K.C. McKanzie

K.C. McKanzie does her very own brand of Americana and Folk. A bittersweet Old-Time-flavour combines with a contemporary touch of rootsy rhythms.
On her 4th album "DryLand" K.C. McKanzie (voc, guit, banjo) and her partner in crime Budi (bs, banjo, dr, p) present a multitude of melodies, supplemented now and then with cello or piano. The simple acoustic instrumentation gives an unpretentious but very intense sound.

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Foghorn Stringband

The Foghorn Stringband (composed of local Americana all-stars Caleb Klauder, Stephen “Sammy” Lind, Peter Leone, Nadine Landry and Patrick Lind) features tight intstrumental work and a line-up — fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar — reminiscent of early bluegrass, but their powerful approach is whole-heartedly Old Time, centered largely by the fiddle. Devoted to the interpretation and performance of American stringband music, their style encompasses early country music, the fiddle repertoire of the Southern Appalachians and the Midwest, and the stringband sounds of the Piedmont region.

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The Hand

The band title 'The Hand' refers to at least three bands : 1.A Bristol, UK based new folk banjo/kora duo 2.A US based band comprising copious instruments such as sitar, guitar and mellotron. 3. A short lived post-hardcore band out of British Columbia, Canada. They combined elements of modern hardcore, spazzy noise, and cheeky pop.

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The Provincial Archive

The Provincial Archive is an indie-folk project based in Edmonton, AB. With a penchant for arrangement and an ever-growing collection of instruments, The Provincial Archive writes music to document the details of all our unsung stories. Their sophomore effort, Maybe We Could Be Holy (Forthcoming, 2010), takes its cues from the far-reaching corners of pop traditions. It is a dense counterpoint to the sparse production of their debut material (Nameless Places, 2009) and an artistic departure from a group of musicians eager for growth.

The Provincial Archive on Last.fm.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

Alvin "Youngblood" Hart (born 1963 in Oakland, California) is an American musician. Influenced in early childhood by the Mississippi Country Blues performed by older relatives, Hart is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of that genre. Hart is also known as a faithful torchbearer for the 60's & 70's guitar rock of his youth, as well as Western Swing and vintage Country. His music has been compared to a list of diverse artists ranging from Leadbelly, Spade Cooley to Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy.

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The Be Good Tanyas

The Be Good Tanyas are an trio with and 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.

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Groanbox Boys

Groanbox (formerly The Groanbox Boys), the North American trio of Michael Ward-Bergeman, Cory Seznec and Paul Clifford, are a musical hybrid of ideas and ideals. They are at first glance a roots band, soaked in the traditions of American music, with all the guts of rock and roll and all the soul of the wandering troubadour. But somewhere along the way, that troubadour turned off the road and, from the melting pot of New Orleans, began a new journey that would take the Groanbox sound to new and unexplored places.

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