Roots/alt. country duo The Yearlings combine warm harmonies with delicate flat-picking and sparse country blues to create songs that are at once haunting and soothing. Hailing from Adelaide, The Yearlings have pushed new limits in Australia's Roots/Alt. country scene. Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson have wasted no time in getting down to the business of making music since meeting at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2000. Their successful self-titled debut album (released on Reckless Records in 2003) was recorded live in 8 hours and long-listed for an ARIA nomination.
Kristina Olsen (born on May 26, 1957 in San Francisco, California) is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter, known for her sometimes humorous and ribald songs. Many of her recordings appear on Rounder Records. On her recent albums, she collaborates with the Australian cellist Peter Grayling.
Simone Felice is one of the brothers who formed the The Felice Brothers After he left the band in 2009 he formed his own band The Duke & The King He also performs solo. In August, 2010 he released Live From A Lonely Place, recorded at home (in the barn) just a few weeks after his heart surgery, this retrospective collection includes songs from the earliest Felice Brother days, Duke & King favorites, and the traditional Celtic waltz ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ arranged by Simone.
Junip was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in the late '90s by José González (guitar, vocals), Elias Araya (drums) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, moog). Their first 7-inch came out in 2000, followed in 2006 by the self-released “BLACK REFUGE” EP. Junip has periodically gathered together to record when schedules permitted – including 2009’s RCRDLBL-distributed single “Chickens/Azaleadalen” – but an upcoming album and tour schedule marks the first time the members will focus exclusively on the band.
City and Colour is the side project of Alexisonfire guitarist and vocalist Dallas Green, started in 2004. The project title derives its name from Dallas’ own: Dallas, a city, and Green, a colour. Dallas is praised by critics and fans alike for his strong, clear vocals and his guitar playing skills. To date, Dallas has released two EPs, “The Death of Me” (2004) and “Missing” (2005), as well as two full length albums, “Sometimes” (2005) and “Bring Me Your Love” (2008).
There are 3 bands with this name: 1) Palms is composed of Nadja Korinth and Ryan Schaefer. They reside in NYC and Berlin. They are on Rare Book Room Records. 2) An indie rock band from Sydney, Australia 3) A recently formed "supergroup" which features Jeff Caxide, Bryant Clifford Meyer and Aaron Harris from Isis, and Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno.
Folk Uke is Cathy Guthrie, daughter of Arlo Guthrie, and Amy Nelson, daughter of Willie Nelson. The duo has a unique folk-pop sound and catchy lyrics, creative lyrics, notably on their original song, "Shit Makes the Flowers Grow."
Seeing Krystle Warren perform for the first time is a striking experience. First, there is the utter improbability of it all: she shuffles onstage with little more than a low-key hello, and proceeds to sing with an effortless power that completely belies her tiny frame. Hearing her fill a crowded club without using a microphone … that’s a Voice. And then there are her vocal stylings, which feature a melisma as rich as that of Wonder or Hathaway, but put all of that technique at the service of music that has never heard such a thing – folk and country...