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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 a string quintet that 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 music, the concert for the Abaca String Band is quite the experience.... 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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American rock band Alabama Shakes embodies the essence of soulful roots rock, inspired by their Alabama homeland. They rose up from virtual obscurity in 2011 when their 4-song debut EP earned positive critical acclaim. While touring the Southeastern states, they combined material for their debut album. Boys & Girls was recorded independently in Nashville while the group remained unsigned. ATO... 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 wrote an autobiography, which is a national best seller. He is known for playing a Takamine guitar with a self-cartoon on the bottom of it. He is also linked to... 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

ALO

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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

Altan

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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

America

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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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Formed in 2006, the band derived its name from the Wilco song, "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," and consists of lead vocalist/ guitarist BJ Barham, bassist Bill Corbin, guitarist Ryan Johnson, guitarist Colin DiMeo, drummer Kevin McClain, Whit Wright on pedal steel guitar and keyboards. American Aquarium has released seven albums, including their most critically acclaimed album to... read full bio

Amos Lee

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Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. He began his career as an opening act for artists like Mose Allison and B.B. King. When Norah Jones heard his music while visiting the Blue Note Records record company, she was immediately captured by his voice and invited him to be the opening act for... read full bio

Amy Helm

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Amy Helm is an American folk artist who is the daughter of legends Levon Helm and Libby Titus Fagen. Helm has moving vocals that can both stir and soothe. Her style varies from traditional gospel to blues standards, to even her own heartfelt compositions. She is also talented with the mandolin and drums, having learned lessons from the... 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



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