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Jonah Smith

Husky-voiced pop-soul vocalist/songwriter and pianist Jonah Smith was raised in Syracuse, NY, and got his begin using bassist Ben Rubin in Burlington, VT, within the mid-’90s. Both relocated to Boston, and Smith shaped a band known as Deluxe. In 2000, the music group relocated to Brooklyn, where, by November 2000, …

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Little Big Town

Nation vocal quartet Small Big City began with Kimberly Highways and Karen Fairchild, two Georgia natives who began singing collectively in university. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a pal of Fairchild’s spouse, joined them to produce a trio, as well as the group was finished with the addition of Arkansan …

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Van Zant

As a music group name, Van Zant first appeared in 1985, when Johnny Van Zant (sibling of .38 Special’s Donnie and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s late Ronnie) headed an AOR-styled quintet with an album also titled Van Zant. The group disbanded, nevertheless, when Vehicle Zant became a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 …

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Van Duren

Vehicle Duren was area of the early Memphis power pop picture that spawned the legendary Big Celebrity, and made many underexposed, small-label information during the past due ’70s. Duren started playing in rings at age 13 in 1966 and went to senior high school with eventual Big Celebrity drummer Jody …

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Widespread Panic

Among the many neo-hippie jam rings inheriting the road-warrior mantle left out from the Grateful Deceased, Widespread Stress established a devout grassroots following on the effectiveness of constant touring along with a loose, rootsy make of Southern rock and roll informed by jazz and blues textures. The group’s roots day …

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Leslie West

Leslie Western first gained reputation because the lead guitarist for the Vagrants, a locally popular 1960s Long Isle group. Among that group’s singles was made by Felix Pappalardi, a bass participant who also created Cream. Following the Vagrants and Cream split, Pappalardi performed bass on and created West’s debut single …

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Saunders King

Pioneering R&B guitarist Saunders Ruler had his initial strike in 1942 with “S.K. Blues.” Ruler was a preacher’s kid who sang gospel in his father’s cathedral in Oakland. He discovered piano, banjo and ukulele. In 1938 he started playing electric guitar and finished up singing using the Southern Tranquility Four …

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Pee Wee King

A flamboyant and influential physique during his heyday, Pee Wee Ruler remains relatively underappreciated like a performer, though his popularity like a songwriter is assured because of the smash hit “Tennessee Waltz.” Ruler helped modernize the audio and design of nation music; he launched electric devices, drums, and horns towards …

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Jon Langford

There is a jolly absurdity for the reason that perhaps one of the most essential statistics over the unbiased Americana scene and something of the very most prolific numbers in Chicago’s music community is a man from Wales who helped discovered an enduring U.K. punk clothing. But because the middle-’80s, …

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Wild Bill Davison

Among the great Dixieland trumpeters, Crazy Costs Davison had a colorful and emotional design that ranged from sarcasm to sentimentality with a lot of growls and shakes. His unforeseen keeping high records was a showcase of his solos and his solid personality place him far prior to the competition. Within …

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