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Love Me

Tom Kristensen (electric guitar/ vocals), Madeleine Ruler (bass/ harmonica), Mandy Pearson (drums/ vocals) and Barry Trumbell (electric guitar) formed beneath the moniker of Like Me for the intended purpose of displaying their organic selling point of bittersweet nation rock and roll. The Sydney natives 1st packed this sound on the …

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Show Pony

Using the duet vocal harmonies of bassist Helen Meany and guitarist Elizabeth (just Elizabeth), Show Pony’s fuel of power-pop and alternative country led to several shows with fellow Australians Love Me, and Golden Rough. Along with music group mates Matt (acoustic guitar) and Jorge (drums), Display Pony debuted in 1998 …

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Phil Lee

Phil Lee was raised in Durham, NEW YORK, in the darkness of cigarette warehouses and Duke School. A musician and songwriter from his teenagers, Lee’s initial professional gig emerged in the 1960s, playing drums for Homer Briarhopper as well as the Daybreak Gang on the morning tv program in Raleigh, …

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Abalone Dots

A Swedish nation act shaped in 2000, the Abalone Dots produced international waves using their well-received make of pop-bluegrass-country, tagged by some as “softgrass.” Their 1st recording, Softgrass Music, was quickly accompanied by Avalanche Music. Users Rebecka Hjukström (acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro, vocals), Sophia Hogman (mandolin, cello, keyharp, vocals), Louise …

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The Growlers

Based from the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Western Coast garage area rockers the Growlers evoke the psych pop sound of 1960s California using their signature mixture of reverb-laden browse rock and roll, country-folk, and classic rock and roll. Produced in 2006, the self-described “Seaside Goth” outfit experienced numerous …

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Band of Annuals

Specializing in some sort of atmospheric country-folk-pop, Music group of Annuals produced in 2004 in Sodium Lake City, UT, using a lineup that included Jay Henderson (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Jeremi Hanson (vocals, keyboards), Brent Dreiling (pedal metal), Trevor Handley (bass), Jamie Timm (guitar), and Charlie Lewis (drums). Originally referred to …

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Cole Deggs & the Lonesome

Nation group Cole Deggs & the Lonesome rose to popularity in 2007 because of their dramatic like tune “I ACQUIRED More.” A indigenous of Lake Jackson, TX, Cole Deggs moved into the music business being a songwriter when his tune “Live Those Tracks” arrived on Kenny Chesney’s 2002 discharge No …

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The Workhorses of the Entertainment/Recreational Industry

Athens, GA-based trio Workhorses from the Entertainment/Recreational Sector mix traditional folk, acoustic rock and roll, somber bluegrass, and nation music with three-part vocal harmonies comparable to Little Community or the Music group. Made up of Ben Reynolds (electric guitar/vocals), William Tonks (electric guitar/vocals), and Rob Keller (bass/vocals), the three had …

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Blue Giant

Portland, OR-based indie folk clothing Blue Giant had been formed in the past due 2000s by Viva Voce few Kevin and Anita Robinson, Chris Funk (the Decemberists), Evan Railton (Swords), and Seth Lorinczi (the Golden Bears). Identical parts George Jones, Gram Parsons, Fleet Foxes, and Blitzen Trapper, the music group …

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Hancock & Gilmore

Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore are Texas-based singer/songwriters. Along with Joe Ely, these were members from the Flatlanders in the first ’70s and since that time have maintained single professions, though they reunited to help make the album Two Highways in 1990.

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