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The Silos

Among the pioneering rings of the first alternative country picture, the Silos were the brainchild of vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader Walter Salas-Humara, who was simply given birth to in Florida to parents who have been exiled from Cuba. Salas-Humara started writing tracks while he was students at the College or …

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The Reivers

The Reivers began their existence as Zeitgeist, among the many melodic, jangly pop rings to emerge from the fertile Austin, Tx music community through the 1980s. Led by performers/guitarists John Croslin and Kim Longacre, Zeitgeist debuted in 1985 using the recording Translate Slowly, including their cover of Willie Nelson’s “Blue …

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Jim Roll

We were young in suburban Chicago and consuming the folk, blues, and early rock and roll traditions that the town offered, Jim Move started his musical evolution as an associate of Midwest rockers the Bald Willies before uprooting to Frankfurt, Germany, and learning to be a street musician. Having experienced …

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The Vulgar Boatmen

Roots-pop combo the Vulgar Boatmen was led from the singing/songwriting group of Robert Ray and Dale Lawrence; surviving in Gainesville, FL and Indianapolis, IN, respectively, the duo collaborated mainly by email, each rehearsing with regional musicians (a few of them later on recruited for documenting sessions and travels aswell). Jim …

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Johnny Dowd

Vocalist/songwriter Johnny Dowd was nearly 50 when Wrong Part of Memphis, his debut single record of wracked country-folk-rock music, drew evaluations to Nick Cave in the choice press. To some level, that parallel was justified, as Wrong Part of Memphis dedicated itself to murder tracks and stories of doomed sinners. …

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Graham Maby

Joe Jackson received the lion’s talk about of credit for his early basic albums (and understandably thus – he penned and sang all the paths), but bassist Graham Maby appeared to business lead the charge musically, while his bass was nearly used like a business lead instrument on lots of …

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The Bobs

The idea is bizarre — four a cappella vocalists who call themselves “Bob” and cover rock & roll numbers — yet it somehow works for folks, even people in high places; furthermore to creating a faithful pursuing, the Bobs received a Grammy nomination for his or her arrangement from the …

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Tandy

Origins rockers Tandy, named after a personality in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, hail from NEW YORK. Vocalist/songwriter Mike Ferrio, who network marketing leads the group, was created and elevated in rural upstate NY, close to the Canadian boundary, and his music are often billed with thoughts of his youth in …

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Panderers

Scott Wynn qualified prospects the Panderers, an Indiana-based trio whose music mixes acoustic instruments with roots-rock affects and swaggering, danceable rhythms. The boy of the coal miner, Wynn grew up in rural Appalachia and spent his early years employed in a cigarette farm, where in fact the noises of Neil …

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I’m Not Jim

The rock group I’m Not Jim began like a collaboration between novelist Jonathan Lethem (whose books include Motherless Brooklyn as well as the Fortress of Solitude) and Walter Salas-Humara from the Silos. Lethem, a Silos lover, launched himself to Salas-Humara at a Silos concert in New Orleans, and Salas-Humara suggested …

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