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10,000 Maniacs

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10,000 Maniacs is a critically acclaimed alternative rock band that formed in 1981. They are considered one of the originators of the college rock sound of the 1980s and 1990s and helped reshape FM radio with their pop conscious and lush aesthetic sounds. They gained the most success in 1987 after the release of their album, In My Tribe. Rolling... read full bio

Abaca String Band

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The Abaca String Band is known for the unique sound made by the all string band. This five person group began by performing for membership events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. While a group that is centered in the New York metropolitan area is also privy to playing and arranging mountains of different kinds of... read full bio

Adam Gontier

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Adam Gontier is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. Gontier left Three Days Grace on January 9, 2013. In addition to his work with Three Days... read full bio

Al Stewart

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Alastair Ian Stewart, commonly known as Al Stewart is a British singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his 1976 single "Year of the Cat and its 1978 follow-up "Time Passages". Al Stewart was born in Glasgow, Scotland, September 5th, he emigrated to the United States in late 1977 and still lives in California. Al Stewart... read full bio

Alabama Shakes

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Alabama Shakes from Athens, Alabama was formed in 2009. The band released the highly acclaimed four-song EP in September 2011 that earned them an invitation to play at CMJ. In the span of less than a year, the band went from small venues to playing historic venues such as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and the Troubadour in Los Angeles.... read full bio

Alan Doyle

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ALAN DOYLE, lead singer of Great Big Sea, is a veteran front-man who performs all the Great Big Sea smash hits as well as his own solo material. Alan's autobiography dropped in October 2014 and is a national best seller. His second record hit the stores in January 2015. He is known for playing a Takamine guitar with self-cartoon on... read full bio

Alex Vargas

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Alex's story like most great rock and roll tales begins with a boy, a guitar and a head full of songs. He started teaching himself guitar when he was 14, but didn't have the patience to learn all the campfire classics, so he just started writing his own songs. His big influences: Stevie Wonder, Nirvana, Cat Stevens, Black Crowes, Maroon... read full bio

Alison Krauss And Union Station

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Alison Krauss is an American country singer. She is best known for her angelic voice. She signed a record company in 1985. She then released her first album in 1987. She continues to perform with the same band Union Station (AKUS), and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989. She has released eleven albums, appeared... read full bio

Allison Crowe

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Allison Crowe is a Canadian singer. She is also known for her songwriting. Crowe also plays the guitar and the piano. She began performing professionally in 1996 at age 15, doing regular sets in the coffee houses and bars of Vancouver Island. Crowe grew up surrounded by jazz, classical and rock music, and discovered additional influences on her own. Her... read full bio


Book ALO  for your next event.

ALO is a California band. They recently signed with Jack Johnson's label, Brushfire Records. Long acclaimed for their deft musicianship, potent songwriting, and astonishing on-stage interaction, the members of ALO have played together for more than two decades, with the current permutation now in its 10th year and counting. Invigorated by an unstructured approach to the studio process, ALO have... read full bio


Book Altan for your next event.

One of the most popular Irish traditional bands in the last decades, Altan has had a huge impact on all of their listeners. They have had award winning recordings with their songs that range from sensitive old Irish songs all the way to fast,hard hitting irish jigs. They have been playing together for almost 20 years already and keep on... read full bio

Amanda Shires

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Shires is just a down-to-earth, self-effacing West Texas gal currently residing in Nashville, working her tail off trying to find her niche in the music industry as an independent artist. In the recent Hollywood movie Country Strong, she played the fiddle player in the band backing Gwyneth Paltrow's fictional country superstar. In real life, Shires runs with a decidedly more... read full bio


Book America for your next event.

The year 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members met in high school and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song A Horse With No Name. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the... read full bio

American Aquarium

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Their last record burn flicker die was produced by Jason Isbell. Bandsintown voted them fasted rising band of 2014 and Rolling Stone named them top 10 band to watch in 2015. Things are on fire with these guys playing shows with Justin Townes Earle, Trampled By Turtles, ACL fest, touring with Turnpike Troubadours.... read full bio

Amos Lee

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Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. His self-titled debut album is full of folk and soul, with a jazz twist. The Flower Songfacts album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 40,000 copies sold in its first week. At the age of only 27, Amos Lee has enjoyed notable success with... read full bio

Amy Millan

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Amy Millan is a Canadian indie rock singer. She plays with the band Broken Social Scene. She is best known for her indie rock vocals with the group Stars. Millan's charming girlish vocals have also appeared on albums from Sixteen Tons, Broken Social Scene, and Jason Collett. Millan put things in her own words for her first solo album, Honey... read full bio

Anders Osborne

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Oftentimes the most true portraits of America have been rendered by those who have come from outside its borders, yet somehow seem to understand and inhabit our culture more than those of us who have lived here all our lives. Consider the Band, which 30 years ago became the archetypal American outfit despite being four-fifths Canadian. Swedish native (and current... read full bio

Andrew Bird

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Andrew Wegman Bird is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He plays the violin, guitar and loops. Bird is also known for his vocals and whistling. Growing up, Bird was surrounded by classical music. As a child, he was interested in Irish tunes and bluegrass. He also cites English and Scottish folk music as an early influence. His early jazz... read full bio

Andy McKee

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With over 45 million views on his Drifting" video on youtube, Andy McKee is considered one of the worlds best acoustic guitar soloists. His online supporters have allowed him to travel and do upwards of 200 shows a year. McKee's first taste of international attention was at the prestigious National Finger Style Guitar Championships in Windfield, Kansas. McKee's unique,... read full bio

Ani DiFranco

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Ani is a punk folksinger who writes songs that can appeal to old folkies and simultaneously climb the college radio charts. She tours on the acoustic, college, and rock club circuits, shattering stereotypes and winning over unsuspecting fans everywhere. But of course, like all overnight success stories that were ten years in the making, the beginnings were much more humble.... read full bio

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