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Chesapeake

Dobro whiz Mike Auldridge, bassist T. Michael Coleman, and business lead vocalist and guitarist Lawrence “Moondi” Klein began Chesapeake to complete their plan between gigs using the Seldom Picture. But, if they had been joined up with by mandolinist Jimmy Gaudreau, previously from the Tony Grain Unit, the effect was …

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Cordelia’s Dad

Although Cordelia’s Father started as a typical punk-influenced guitar-bass-drums rock-band, their repertoire right from the start has consisted entirely of traditional American folk tunes. Even though electric powered instrumentation became much less pronounced within their music after their initial few albums, Cordelia’s Father have continued to be known for both …

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Born Heller

Born Heller may be the brainchild of Chicago natives Josephine Foster (ukulele, electric guitar, vocals) and Jason Ajemian (standup bass, acoustic guitar, vocals). Focusing on a stark backwoods design of neo-traditional and transatlantic folk, the duo create, arrange, and deconstruct their use an experimental advantage that’s as breathtaking since it …

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Iris DeMent

Perhaps one of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her time, vocalist/songwriter Iris DeMent was created on January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, Arkansas, the youngest of 14 kids. At age three, her devoutly spiritual family shifted to California, where she was raised performing gospel music; during her teenaged years, …

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The Giddens Sisters

The Giddens Sisters will be the sibling duo of Rhiannon Giddens and Lalenja Harrington, NEW YORK natives who’ve been singing collectively since childhood, although each has taken a somewhat different path with the music business. Rhiannon went to Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio where she researched and sang opera before getting …

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The Geraldine Fibbers

The Geraldine Fibbers were the bluesy, country-tinged vehicle of singer/songwriter Carla Bozulich, a longtime veteran from the Southern California post-punk scene who previously tenured in Ethyl Meatplow and Neon Veins. Following the former’s 1993 break up, Bozulich produced the Fibbers with guitarist Daniel Keenan, bassist William Tutton, violinist Jessy Greene, …

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Bill Frisell

The defining characteristic of any given jazz musician is generally his sound. The greater control a new player has on the nature of this sound, the much more likely he’s to project a unique musical personality. For instance, a saxophonist provides practically unlimited physical control of the audio that comes …

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The Handsome Family

Husband-and-wife duo the Good-looking Family have already been tagged both alt-country and traditionalist, but truthfully their frequently dark music is based on a distinctive space somewhere among, blending the noises of traditional nation and bluegrass (and, specifically, murder ballads) right into a more modern landscape. Vocalist and composer Brett Sparks …

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The Freight Hoppers

The Freight Hoppers, led with the distinctive vocals of Cary Fridley (who’s also a solo artist), came jointly within the mid-’90s, inspired by 1920s and 1930s old-time music. The group’s root base lie in the first ’90s, when banjo participant and Atlanta indigenous Frank Lee was playing for the fantastic …

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Bill Anderson

Probably one of the most successful songwriters in nation music history, Expenses Anderson was also a hugely popular vocalist in his own ideal, earning the nickname “Whispering Expenses” for his gentle, airy vocal design and occasional spoken narrations. Anderson was created in Columbia, SC, in 1937 and was raised mainly …

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