Charlyn Marie Marshall, also known as Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on 21 January 1972. After dropping out of high school, she started performing under the name Cat Power, while in Atlanta, backed by musicians Glen Thrasher, Mark Moore, and others. She soon moved to New York City, United States in 1992, then later opening for Liz Phair in 1994, she met Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, who encouraged her to record, and played on her first two albums, 1995's Dear Sir and 1996's Myra Lee.
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.
Jessye Norman (born September 15, 1945) is an American opera singer. Norman is one of the most admired contemporary opera singers and recitalists, and one of the highest paid performers in classical music. A true dramatic soprano with a majestic stage presence, Norman is associated in particular with the roles of A
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The VILLAGE VOICE calls Keating "…A cross between Willie Nelson and John Prine and you don't get any better than that." Passionate songs -- tough and tender. No frills or posturing -- her sultry voice cut straight to the heart. PERFORMING SONGWRITER raves..."...A rocker in the best possible sense of the word...enough twang to be called country, lyrics that tell a folksinger's story, but throw in her road-wizened voice and wailing electric guitar and what you've got s rock.
The Supremes were a very successful motown all-female singing group active from 1959 until 1977, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, soul, broadway showtunes, psychedelia, and disco. One of Motown's signature acts, The Supremes were the most successful African-American musical act of the 1960s, recording twelve #1 hits between 1964 and 1969, many of them written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland-Dozier-Holland.
From the town of Dungiven, Co. Derry, Ireland, Mary Dillon is the older sister of folk singer Cara Dillon. She recorded three albums as a member of 1990s traditional Irish folk band Déanta, and has guested on a number of other recordings. 2010 she gave sign of life again and recorded an EP named "Army Dreamers" with cover songs and a traditional one.
Laura Jansen , a Dutch-born, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and musician, chronicles those little things, like cutting her hair, buying pink floral sheets, and venturing out for a drink with the guy down the hall, on her debut album Bells, a dreamy collection of piano-driven alt-pop songs with lush arrangements and intimate, intelligent lyrics reflecting the thoughts and hopes of an independent girl alone in the world.
Hop Along (formerly known as Hop Along, Queen Ansleis), which started out as Frances Quinlan’s solo project, is now a full-blown band, proudly adding Dominic Angelella of Dragonzord and Mark Quinlan of Netherfriends to the roster —-the 2005 release of “freshman year” is the act’s most solid album to date, but they released the album “Wretches” in mid 2009 while touring around the United States. Occasional touring/recording members include Eric Slick of Dr. Dog and Joe Baldacci of Dragonzord.
Linda Perhacs is an American psychedelic folk singer-songwriter, who released her only album "Parallelograms" in 1970 to scant notice or sales. The album was rediscovered by record enthusiasts and grew in popularity with the rise of the New Weird America movement and the Internet. It was reissued on CD and 2-LP in 2005, and again in 2008. Native of Mill Valley, California, United States, Linda Perhacs spent many years away from the music industry (mostly spent as dental technician).
Nosowska is an abbreviation of Katarzyna Nosowska (aka Kasia Nosowska), best known as the lead singer of Hey (Polish rock band, she co-founded in 1992). Besides her career with the band, she has released five solo albums, to date. Her solo releases are substantially different in style from that of Hey's. While Hey has been faithful to grunge / rock, Kasia has experimented with industrial & electronica sounds, e.g.