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Mike Stern

One of the premier guitarists of his generation, the three-time Grammy nominee was born on January 10, 1953 in Boston. After growing up in Washington D.C., he returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music and got his start as a guitar player with Blood, Sweat & Tears at the age of 22. Following a stint with Billy Cobham's powerhouse fusion band from 1979-1980, Mike moved to New York City and was recruited by Miles Davis and played a key role in his celebrated comeback band of 1981 (which also included bassist Marcus Miller...

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The Bastards of Fate

The Bastards of Fate formed in 2006, and toured for almost 5 years before finishing their first LP, called "Who's a Fuzzy Buddy?" which was released in March 2012 on This Will Be Our Summer records. The album has received mostly positive, though sometimes baffled coverage from outlets such as Vice, Consequence of Sound, Drowned In Sound and Clash, as well as hype from Everett True's Collapse Board, which has featured the band on numerous occasions.

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Bella Kardasis

Born in the UK in 1984, to a multicultural family, Bella began playing the guitar at age 15 whilst living in Copenhagen, DK.
Originally heavily influenced by fingerpicking guitar works of John Williams, Ralph Towner and melodic composition of Yul Anderson, who frequently played in Copenhagen city centre. It wasn't until 2008 she started experimenting with integrating percussive techniques after witnessing the posibilities in levels of texture created by Thomas Leeb, Erik Mongrain, Kaki King and Newton Faulkner.

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Kreg Viesselman

Kreg Viesselman was born in Wells, Minnesota and currently lives in Oslo, Norway. Recordings:
"The Pull" Red Kite Records, 2006
"Kreg Viesselman" Self-released, 2003
"Many Rivers" PME Records, 2000 (out of print) Other Appearances:
"Hold Me Up To the Light" (Peter Wilde Tribute), various artists
"This Great Land", PME Records, by David Gilligan
"Remembering Achilles", by David Gilligan
"The Good, The Bad, and the Red Glory Ramblers", by Danny Shafer

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Arto Lindsay

Arto Lindsay (born May 28, 1953, Richmond, Virginia) is an American , , record and . He's probably best known as a founding member of the influential band DNA, though his work after DNA has been quite prolific. He has a distinctive soft voice and an often noisy, self-taught guitar style comprised almost entirely of extended techniques, described by Brian Olewnick "studiedly naïve ... sounding like the bastard child of Derek Bailey"; his guitar work is contrasted frequently with gentler, sensuous Brazilian music themes.

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Debashish Bhattacharya

Born in Kolkata (Calcutta) in 1963, Debashish Bhattacharya began learning classical Indian music from his parents in his childhood, and went on to a groundbreaking career. His invention, the 24-string Hindustani slide guitar, was modified from the Western guitar to create an entirely new instrument that is nevertheless faithful to the classical Indian tradition. Bhattacharya has collaborated with the American slide guitarist Bob Brozman and the jazz-fusion artist John McLaughlin of Shakti.

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