Country

Ted Egan

Ted Egan is an Australian folk singer/songwriter who grew up and lived most of his life in the northern parts of Australia. His songs are many, and tell stories about people and times in Australian history, sometimes serious, sometimes quite funny. Currently, Ted is the Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia, appointed in 2003. Official site has more:
http://www.tedegan.com.au/bio.htm As does the NT government page:

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Steve Earle

Steve Earle (born January 17, 1955) is a singer-songwriter best known for his country music and rock 'n roll tinged "alt-country." He is also a published writer, a keen political activist (particularly in protesting against the death penalty in the U.S., as in his song "Ellis Unit One" from the movie Dead Man Walking), and has written and directed a play. Steve also had a small role as a recovering addict on the HBO television show "The Wire".

Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell present KORT

While Kurt Wagner’s role as bandleader in seminal soul/country/folk collective Lambchop sees him deal in multiple shades of deep-orange warmth, Cortney Tidwell’s solo career is often shaded by a kind of icy detachment; an engaging, beautiful coldness. At first glance they might not seem the most natural fit for an album of country takes from the 60s and 70s, but look a little deeper and Invariable Heartache makes perfect sense.

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Jenny Biddle

Accomplished and well-seasoned, Jenny Biddle is one of the most versatile songwriters of her time. With her blistering guitar excursions and heartfelt touch to the piano, the songstress combines her jaw-dropping skills with her fruitful ear for melody, and humble, straight-to-the-core lyrics. Topping it off with her infectious, soulful voice, Jenny offers a vivacious performance that captivates her audience, whether it be beautiful non-nonsense folk, down and dirty blues grooves, rockin’ piano riffs, or an intimate moment of reflection.

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Jim Lauderdale

JIm Lauderdale is a Nashville showman in the grand tradition. He's also one of the city's finest songwriters, as the Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, Mark Chestnut, Vince Gill and George Strait will be glad to attest. Beyond Music Row, Lauderdale is well known in bluegrass and jamband circles. He recorded two albums with the legendary Ralph Stanley, one with Donna the Buffalo and he collaborated with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter on <i>Headed for the Hills</i>, his 2004 release on Dualtone Records.

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Skipping Girl Vinegar

Skipping Girl Vinegar are a 4-piece acoustic indie band based in Melbourne, Australia. Their music spans country, folk, indie rock and pop and comprise of Mark Lang (vocals/guitar), Chris Helm (drums/backing vocals), Sare Lang (bass/backing vocals) and Amanthi Lynch (keyboards). Beginning in 2006 with an extensive original repertoire established before playing live, they soon garnered several support slots including Bob Evans, The Lemonheads, The Shout Out Louds and Something for Kate, which, along with relentless gigging, saw their first single, 'One Chance' gain national airplay in mid-2007.

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Adam Brand

Adam Brand (born Perth) is an australian country musician. Brand first began playing drums at age ten, and followed his father, a traveling salesman, in his teens. Brand moved to Sydney in 1997 and released his first album, a self-titled effort, on Flying Nun Records the next year. The record was awarded three CMAA awards after being nominated in five categories. In 2003 he began recording for COMPASS BROTHERS; 2003's Built For Speed was certified gold in Australia, and Get Loud debuted at #2 on the australian country charts and #16 on the national ARIA charts in 2004.

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Craig Campbell

The The Family Man Songfacts says that Georgian native Craig Campbell had already been playing piano at his mother's church since the age of 10 when he formed his band called Out of the Blue. In 2002 Campbell moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he landed a steady gig at The Stage, one of the biggest clubs in the city's famed Lower Broadway and recorded demo sessions for other singers. After meeting and befriending fellow Georgian Luke Bryan, Campbell was persuaded to start writing his own songs.

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