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Hege V

Roots-rocker Hege V was in most cases George Hamilton V, the child of longtime Grand Ol’ Opry member George Hamilton IV; his Mitch Easter-produced debut LP, Home of Tears, premiered on MTM in 1987.

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Dan Zanes

After many years of rocking in the 1980s using the Del Fuegos, singer/songwriter Dan Zanes created his own band, the Dan Zanes Trio, in 1994. The group got began when Zanes was getting together with maker Mitchell Froom in Decrease Manhattan; after adding drummer Jerry Marotta, they started playing their …

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Havana 3 A.M.

Acquiring their name from an obscure Pérez Prado album, Havana 3 A.M. included previous Clash bassist Paul Simonon, guitarist Gary Myrick (ex-Figures), and business lead vocalist Nigel Dixon from Whirlwind. With Simonon aboard, there is built-in interest because of their debut release, released through IRS Information in springtime 1991. Blending …

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Anna Kramer

An Atlanta-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, Anna Kramer specializes in rootsy, jangly rock and roll with a definite nation twang, and her lively concert events, both single and within her Lost Trigger trio with Shannon Mulvaney on bass and Adam Renshaw on drums, possess garnered her a complete host …

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Tommy Womack

A onetime person in the post-punk device Government Mozzarella cheese, singer/songwriter Tommy Womack later on resurfaced in the roots-rock music group the Bis-quits, finally heading solo in 1998 using the LP Positively Na-Na. Stubborn implemented two years afterwards. As an writer, he also gained acclaim for his memoir Mozzarella cheese …

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Alan Vega

One half from the seminal digital duo Suicide, Alan Vega was created in Brooklyn, NY, in 1938. He started his career like a visible artist, getting notoriety for his “light sculptures”; ultimately Vega opened up his personal lower Manhattan gallery space, which he dubbed the Task of Living Performers. The …

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Alan Merrill

Alan Merrill has already established an extended and varied profession being a pop musician on three continents. Delivered Allan Sachs, the kid of vocalist Helen Merrill and horn guy Aaron Sachs, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter Merrill performed in several rings in Greenwich Community as a teenager before shifting to …

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Moris Tepper

Vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Moris Tepper initial gained attention taking part in guitar as person in Captain Beefheart’s Magic Music group, executing on such albums while Snow Cream for Crow and Doc in the Radar Train station. He performed on Tom Waits’ Franks Crazy Years, and on a small number of Frank Black’s …

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Sue Foley

This highly touted vocalist/guitarist originally comes from Ottawa, Canada, although her home base shifted to Austin, TX, when she signed with Antone’s Records and cut her debut set, Teen Girl Blues, in 1992 (an encore, With out a Warning, quickly followed). Foley’s wicked business lead electric guitar makes her a …

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Peter Karp

An intriguing roots-based folk and blues songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and key pad participant, Peter Karp spent his youth break up between Leonia, NJ, and a truck park in Business, AL, eventually breaking in to the community music picture in NY as a teenager with They Originated from Homes, a genre-mixing …

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