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The Ghost Hotel

The Ghost Hotel began life as a three-piece pop-rock band back in 2005. Formed as a vehicle for the songs of former Team Jedi bassist and guitarist Aaron Gibson, the band brought on a mixture of rough and ready guitar noise, acoustic twang and pop sensibility. Boasting the formidable rhythm section of Jack Kennedy (Grand Central - Bass) and Steven Rea (The White Trash - Drums), the trio set ears pricking up around Perth and were soon supporting the likes of Bob Evans and Youth Group.

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Jane Dust

In 2010 Melbourne songwriter Jane Dust will proudly present Jane Dust (self-titled) her second solo album. Laden with rich 60s pop textures and early 70s country grooves, Jane Dust is a remarkable achievement. From whoa to go, Jane Dust is a journey of soaring vocals, sonorous strings and trumpets, guitar licks that never come down and rolling rhythms. Engineered by American Casey Rice (Tortoise, Liz Phair, Pikelet, Grand Salvo)...

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The Audreys

The Audreys are an Australian five-piece blues/roots band who formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 2004. Their debut album, Between Last Night and Us saw them collect the 2006 ARIA Award for Best Blues & Roots Album. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Taasha Coates says it took her and fellow songwriter/guitarist Tristan Goodall an age to get back to writing: “We were just a little Adelaide band that made an album, then suddenly we were touring constantly and playing on bigger and bigger stages.

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The Weight

The Weight is: 1) Country / Soul / Powerpop band from NYC - http://www.myspace.com/theweightnyc/
Members include: Joseph Plunket, Uncle Will Noland, Jay Ellis, Fletcher "Poor Boy" Johnson, and Johnny Carpenter 2) A Progressive rock band from Sweden consisting
Rikard Sjöblom (lead vocals, keyboards), Petter Diamant (drums), Robert Hansen (bass) and Mattias Finn (guitar).
They had released one album in 2005.

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Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter (born in Moscow, Idaho on October 21, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and author who performs and records with The Royal City Band (as Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band). Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics. In 2006 he was named one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste magazine. Born to two neuroscientists, Ritter bought his first guitar from the local K-MART after hearing the Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash classic Girl From the North Country.

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Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson was born in London, England in 1976 and is the son of Linda Thompson and Richard Thompson (Richard & Linda Thompson), and the brother of singer Kamila Thompson. Teddy's style is difficult to categorize, because his influences are varied. Growing up around folk music, he listened to a musical gamut that covered Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Cooke and gospel. As he fell in with other musical progeny, most notably close friend Rufus Wainwright, his sound developed into his own combination of country/western, rock, and his father's folk-rock.

Okkervil River

Okkervil River is an indie/folk rock band from Austin, Texas USA. Formed in 1998, the band takes its name from a short story by Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya. The band currently consists of Will Sheff (vocals, guitar), Justin Shurburn (guitar, keyboards), Lauren Gurgiolo (guitar, pedal steel, mandolin), Scott Brackett (keyboards, trumpet, percussion), Patrick Pestorius (bass, keyboards) and Travis Nelsen (drums).

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Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb (born August 15, 1946 in Elk City, Oklahoma) is an idiosyncratic American popular music composer. Jimmy Webb is responsible for writing numerous popular and Top 10 hits sung by a disparate group of artists, including Glen Campbell ("Galveston"); Art Garfunkel ("All I Know"); Donna Summer and many others. Webb's father was a Baptist minister and a former Marine. His mother died when he was a teenager. His most popular songs were all composed when he was between 19 and 21 years of age.

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