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Joan Osborne

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In a career that spans over twenty years, Joan Osborne has proven to be an artistically restless yet consistently enthralling performer. She has sold over seven million albums and garnered six Grammy nominations. She cemented her reputation as a top tier soul singer with an incredible turn in the acclaimed documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, followed by... read full bio

The Infamous Stringdusters

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The Infamous Stringdusters are at the forefront of a new movement in bluegrass music. Their unmatched virtuosity has enabled them to take acoustic music to a completely new level. They wield an expansive repertoire touching on masters from Jimmy Martin to John Hartford, but their strength lies in their original compositions. Dedication to arrangements sets them apart and extended improvisation... read full bio

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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After over fifty years of performing, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and its quartet (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen) are still going strong. Nitty Gritty Dirt Bands self-titled debut album included the pop hit Buy For Me The Rain. Their fifth record, Uncle Charlie and His Dog Teddy, became the band's breakthrough project, yielding three pop... read full bio

Shawn Colvin

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In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening event the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense... read full bio

Julie Fowlis

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Julie Fowlis is a talented singer and instrumentalist from Scotland. She is the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2008 and in a few short years has taken the music scene by storm. She is somewhat of an enigma as she sings in a language only understood by around 60,000 people - which accounts for only approximately... read full bio

Laura Marling

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Laura Marling is a folk singer-songwriter and musician from Eversley, Hampshire, England. Her debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim, her second album I Speak Because I Can, and her fourth album Once I Was An Eagle were all nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2008, 2010, and 2013, respectively. She won Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit... read full bio

Bad Books

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Bad Books was never an intended or was a calculated side project of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestras Andy Hull. Though the two musicians have collaborated and performed together on tour and within the Favorite Gentlemen community of artists for years now, the genesis of Bad Books came from a simple idea to fill space and time off the road... read full bio

Anthony Raneri

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A native of Queens, New York, Anthony Raneri got on the music radar of punk fans in the early 2000s as the lead singer and guitarist of the band Bayside. The group, who had chosen their name as a nod to the neighborhood of their youth, formed in 2000 and excelled in making moody and emotional pop-punk that bore the... read full bio

Meg Myers

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Meg Myers captures her grungey roots in captivating radio ready songs that push the boundaries of the current pop agenda. After years of struggling to balance paying LA rent and trying to make it, she met producer Doctor Rosen Rosen. He signed her to his production company and the two began writing together. Meg released her debut EP Daughter In... read full bio

Benjamin Booker

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Benjamin Booker is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from New Orleans, who names The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson and T. Rex as his inspirations. The Chicago Tribune called his music a raw brand of blues/boogie/soul,", while The Independent said it has "frenzied guitar-strumming and raw, soulful vocals that are hair-raising in intensity" and SPIN described it as "bright, furious, explosive... read full bio

Sylvan Esso

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The accidental formation of indie folk band, Sylvan Esso, is a testament of a wonderful serendipitous circumstance. Singer Amelia Meath and electronic producer Nick Sanborn were involved in other projects when the two shared a bill in a small club. Amelia asked Nick to remix her work in his fashion and the rest was history. Amelia and Nick both sensed... read full bio

The Weepies

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Singer/songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen make up the indie duo The Weepies. Not only are they an amazing duo that has produced subtly intoxicating folk-pop music, but they are also a married couple. The first night they met, the pair began to write songs with each other, and then formed The Weepies. They produced their first album, titled Happiness,... read full bio

The White Buffalo

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Jake Smith, known in the music world as The White Buffalo, is a down-to-earth country singer and songwriter whose sound is a concoction of folk, Americana, blues, and rock. Strange as it may seem, he music of choice growing up was the punk genre, and he listened to bands such as the Circle Jerks and the Descendents. He began performing... read full bio

Benjamin Clementine

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Benjamin Clementine is a British singer-songwriter and pianist on the rise. His debut album, At Least For Now, earned him the UKs prestigious Mercury Prize. The honor is the most recent chapter in an incredible success story including homelessness, cult status in Paris, the Best New Actor honor at Les Victoires de la Musique (the French equivalent of the Grammys),... read full bio

Johnnyswim

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There are approximately 2,000 miles between Nashville and Los Angeles. Both cities are home to JOHNNYSWIM. However, the duo's music far transcends that distance. It's easy to understand why A Prairie Home Companion declared that Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez are 21st century troubadours." As JOHNNYSWIM, they embody the tradition of the well-traveled singer-songwriter while cultivating a modern style... read full bio

Curtis Harding

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Curtis Harding could best be described as a student of the gritty, sweat-dripping, hip-swinging blues that wafted through the air of the American sixties. The offspring of a mother who sang gospel, and a retired veteran, he traveled all over the country as a child, singing alongside his parents, learning that music was in fact the great communicator, and that... read full bio

Shovels & Rope

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Husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst make up the folk duo that its Shovels & Rope, based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Blending elements of their individual solo careers, their work is a mix of folk, rock and roll, country rock, and punk rock. Both members play the guitar, keyboard and percussion, with Cary Ann Hearst also... read full bio

Deb Talan

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Deb Talan is one-half of the husband/ wife folk duo, The Weepies. With over a million records sold as The Weepies, Deb released her solo record, Lucky Girl. After battling cancer and fully recovering, she wanted to make something that was all her own. The thirteen tracks that make up Lucky Girl display Debs inclination towards pop, her signature confessional... read full bio

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is an Australian psychedelic rock group, known for their dynamic live shows and impressive number of albums, having recorded eleven studio albums in the span of just five years. Their eclectic music style encompasses film music, progressive rock, folk, jazz, soul and heavy metal. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard created Gizzfest, a festival... read full bio

Sun Kil Moon

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Sun Kil Moon is a continuation of the indie rock band, Red House Painters. Their sound is mostly indie folk rock, comprised of classic guitar melodies and clear drum and bass. Primarily represented by vocalist and guitarist, Mark Kozelek, Sun Kil Moon is comprised of five members including Kozelek, Anthony Joustos, Jerry Vessel, Geoff Stanfield, and Tim Mooney. Sun Kil... read full bio



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