Robben Ford (born December 16, 1951) is a blues, jazz and rock guitarist with a diverse career. He was born in Woodlake, California and raised in Ukiah. He taught himself guitar when he was 13 and considered his first influence to be Mike Bloomfield. At 18 he moved to San Francisco to form the Charles Ford Blues Band (named after his father, who was also a guitarist) featuring his brothers Mark (mouth harp) and Patrick (drums).
Sook is the name of at least 2 bands:
1. Australian dubstep producer. www.myspace.com/sookdnb
2. Wisconsin, USA based folk musician, Sook http://www.reverbnation.com/sookmusic Sook is a singer/songwriter based in Milwaukee, WI and is well known for her soothing ballads as well as her humor and incorporation of animal sounds. She received a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Central Michigan University and currently teaches music in a Milwaukee grade school.
Any list of awesome Aussies should include Anni Piper. An outstanding bassist in her own right, she's an authentic roots blues rocker that possesses a voice to die for. It has even been touted that an appropriate compliment would be that she sounds 100% American! Anni remembers with clarity the first time she heard the blues back in her school days. “It was Paul Butterfield Blues Band playing ‘Born in Chicago’ - I knew straight away that this was the direction I was heading.” she says.
Matt Stevens is a musician and composer from North London, UK. He uses an acoustic guitar and a sampler to create multi layered tracks live. This is often called Live Looping. His music is compared with artists as diverse as John McLaughlin and Sigur Rós. He plays live all over the UK. You can download both his albums for free from his website.
His website is www.mattstevensguitar.com There is another musician called Matt Stevens and his album is called Earth Vibration.
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, GARY CLARK JR. (1984.02.15/Austin, TX - ) began playing guitar at the ripe young age of 12. Born and raised in Austin, TX, Gary continued to play small gigs throughout his early teens, until he popped on the radar of legendary promoter Clifford Antone, owner of the Austin blues club Antone's. Through Clifford's connections, Gary soon began sitting in and learning from an array of musical icons, including the incomparable Jimmie Vaughan.
AFTER MIDNIGHT are the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall. In 2010 they are undertaking a 25th Anniversary Tour throughout the UK. The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term “tribute band” was invented, and named themselves ''After Midnight'' after Eric Clapton’s first solo hit. Their ability to re-create Clapton’s electrifying stage performances really caught the audience’s imagination. In guitar/vocalist Mike Hall, the band possesses a front man who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too!
Dean Wareham (born Michael Dean Wareham, August 1, 1963) is an American musician, who formed the band Galaxie 500 in 1987. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Wareham moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, before settling in New York City in 1977. Wareham attended high school at Dalton School in New York, and then attended Harvard University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Social Studies. He left Galaxie 500 in April, 1991 and founded the band Luna. Since Luna's breakup in 2005, Wareham has released albums with fellow Luna bandmate (and wife) Britta Phillips (see Dean and Britta).
Kaki King (born 24th August 1979 as Katherine Elizabeth King) is an American guitarist and singer from Atlanta, Georgia, United States. While Kaki King is unlikely to give up her job as a singer and guitarist extraordinaire, she wouldn’t mind being a secret agent for a day at some shadowy foreign intelligence agency. A fan of Cold War history, the New York-based artist finds espionage work appealing for the opportunity to don a disguise and speak in a foreign accent. More importantly, she likes the idea of actually convincing somebody that she is somebody else.
Geordie Little writes his own fingerstyle compositions which incorporate contemporary classical compositions with offbeat rhythmic tapping and discordant open tunings. Starting off busking and playing at wineries around the Adelaide Hills in South Australia, Geordie recorded his debut album "Neukölln" in Berlin as well as the film "the Stoop Sessions", both released early 2012.