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The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

After the Black Crowes decided to take yet another hiatus in 2010, singer Chris Robinson and keyboardist Adam MacDougall began working on a new project. Instead of heading straight to the studio, they assembled a band and toure...

 
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brandicarlile
brandicarlile
brandicarlile

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile got a lucky break about ten years ago when Dave Matthews heard her singing on a side stage at the Gorge, the outdoor amphitheater located just outside of Seattle. Matthews hooked her up with his...

 
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RhettMiller
RhettMiller
RhettMiller

For almost 20 years now, singer-guitarist Rhett Miller has fronted Dallas’ often-rowdy alt-country pioneers the Old 97s. But along the way, he’s taken detours to explore his poppy side on solo albums such as 2002’s The Instigat...

 
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Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz

A Virginia native who cut his musical teeth on the same San Diego coffeehouse circuit that produced Jewel, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, who recently spoke via phone from a “high tech transportation vehicle” in New York City, i...

 
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Mya-Moe Ukulele Shop
Mya-Moe Ukulele Shop
Mya-Moe Ukulele Shop

When Gordon Mayer first set up a shopping cart on his website where he sells his hand-made ukuleles, he initially thought it would be a “technical challenge,” but when he got an order the very next day, he knew he was onto some...

 
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Nada Surf
Nada Surf
Nada Surf

It’s been almost 20 years since Nada Surf first came together and infused indie rock with a sensitivity that would evolve into something like what we currently consider “emo.” Not that the band was really “emo,” but its vocal h...

 
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Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco

Polemical though it may be, the title track to Which Side Are You On?, Ani DiFranco’s new studio release that arrives in January, finds the singer-songwriter engaging in a passionate discussion about ideology and politics as sh...

 
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Susan Surftone
Susan Surftone
Susan Surftone

Perhaps the only woman to ever play lead guitar in an instrumental surf rock outfit, Susan SurfTone started playing guitar nearly 40 years ago. She gravitated toward surf music in the early ’90s, capitalizing on the renewed int...

 
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Rachael Yamagata
Rachael Yamagata
Rachael Yamagata

You probably wouldn’t know it from the moody material she now plays, but singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata got her start playing in a funk band called Bumpus. She left that band to go solo in 2001 and eventually released her f...

 
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Ralph Carney
Ralph Carney
Ralph Carney

Some 30 years ago, saxophonist Ralph Carney joined offbeat Akron, Ohio punk rockers Tin Huey who played the same underground clubs as Northeast Ohio acts such as Rocket from the Tombs and the Numbers Band before garnering natio...