2011

Ultan Conlon

A natural entertainer, Ultan’s delivery of often dark and melancholic odes to life and love in­tertwined with uplifting melodies and in-between-song banter, make for a live performance that will resonate long after the night’s end.

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Mary Gauthier

with Tania Elizabeth (violin). Support by Ben Glover. Mary Gauthier has released six groundbreaking albums of original songs, has more than a dozen years of recording and touring around the world, a harvest of music industry awards and covers of her songs by a roster of great artists. Her latest album, The Foundling, was written

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The R. G. Morrison

The R.G. Morrison features the rootsy, gutsy, lo-fi songs of Rupert Morrison. Their second album “Farewell, My Lovely” was recorded in a remote house in Devon with no central heating and percussion comes from a bat­tered old suitcase. The CD sleeve was hand painted and hand packed by the band in their native Devon and

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James Walbourne

James has served as guitarist with Son Volt, The Pre­tenders, Pernice Brothers, The Pogues and Peter Brunt­nell. He has featured on recording sessions and shows with Jerry Lee Lewis, Linda Thompson, Death In Vegas, Edwyn Collins and Saint Etienne. He has now released his first solo album, The Hill, to critical acclaim. “Classy guitar chimes

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Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon suspects the trad-folk revival may be a reaction to the clinical sound of downloads. “The rough sound is definitely part of its appeal,” he says. “None of us wants to make polished music. These days, it’s all about DIY, and we’re definitely doing things our own way.” “Beth Orton appears on Mr. Amidon’s

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Beth Orton

Known for her “Folktronica” sound, BRIT award winning Beth Orton was originally known for her collaborations with William Orbit and The Chemical Brothers in the mid 90’s. Since her 2006 release, “Comfort of Strangers,” she has moved towards a more folk-based sound, with a definite 70s folk influence (Neil Young, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni

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Wilko Johnson

The original Dr Feelgood guitarist, Johnson’s choppy guitar style and interesting dress sense kept pub-rock rocking the pubs during the 1970’s. Following a stint with Ian Dury and The Blockheads, the Wilko Johnson Band was formed with ex-Blockhead Norman Watt-Roy on bass and Dylan Howe on drums, adding up to one of the most exciting

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Terry Reid

Terry Reid’s voice is extraordinary- the finest British blue-eyed soulman. Nicknamed ‘Superlungs’ his shows are known for intimacy, showmanship and his interpre­tive vocal style. Every once in a while his friends and peers drop by and pay their respects; Robert Plant, Keith Richards, Roger Daltrey have all looked Terry up to play when they were

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John Grant

John Grant is a Denver-born solo artist and former lead vocalist with The Czars. He released his debut solo album Queen of Denmark in April 2010. It was recorded in collaboration with Midlake and released on Bella Union and was named ‘Album Of The Year’ on Mojo Magazine.

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Doug Paisley

There’s something sure-footed and ageless about Paisley’s simple, acoustic-and-piano songs, lent further authenticity by an old school voice that drifts easily between folk and country. At times he sings like ‘70’s JJ Cale, all husk and gentle intonation, at others with the earthy chill of Hoyt Axton or Will Oldham. No. 10 Album of the

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Stacie Collins

Sporting a honky-tonk wail while backed by a slam-bang rock ‘n’ roll band, she weds Stones fried rock-n-roll, gut bucket blues and vintage honky-tonk. Based in Nashville, TN, she tours the US, Scandinavia and Europe regularly and has even spawned a Japanese “Stacie Col­lins” tribute band. “There’s a brash Bakersfield tinge to the country rock

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Kort

Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell present KORT. INVARIABLE HEARTACHE is an album inspired by a shared love of Nashville and its musical traditions. Lambchops’s Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell are both fervent admirers of the music that has emerged from the city. The result of their subsequent fascination with what they discovered on dusty forgotten

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