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Carrie Rodriguez

Rodriguez’ journey from teenage violin student to touring the world with the likes of Chip Taylor (famed songwriter of “Wild Thing), Lucinda Williams and Alejandro Escovedo, has resulted in a prodigious output of recordings – eight albums in as many years – for the young musician. Carrie Rodriguez’ professional career was launched in 2001 after a [...]
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Laura Marling

Born on 1st February 1990 (in case you want to send a card) in Eversley, Hampshire, England. This singer-songwriter and guitarist was still studying for her A-levels when she released her debut single at the start of 2007, and had completed her debut album by the end of the year. Raised in a musical household, [...]
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Fionn Regan

Fionn Regan is an Irish singer-songwriter and artist from Bray, County Wicklow, who came to prominence in 2006 with the release of his Mercury-nominated debut album, The End of History. In 2010, Regan released his second album, The Shadow of an Empire. Regan’s first releases were the single, “Little Miss Drunk”, and three EPs [...]
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Simone Felice

I’m alive.Got my breast-bone sawed in two and my lungs collapsed and the main valve of my heart replaced by a carbon device that ticks like a pocket watch to the beat of my blood for the rest of my days, but I’m alive. Strange days indeed.What a wild thing to learn from the [...]
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Joan Baez

b. Joan Chandos Baez, 9 January 1941, Staten Island, New York, USA. The often-used cliché – the queen of folk to Bob Dylan’s king – her sweeping soprano is one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. An impressive appearance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival followed the singer’s early performances throughout the Boston/New [...]
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Heartworn Highways

It’s Christmas Eve, 1975, and 19-year old Steve Earle is seated at a weather-worn dinner table, surrounded by emptied jugs of wine, spent cigarette butts, and a guitar-wielding pack of honky-tonk misfits that includes Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, and Steve Young. Long hair hanging over his eyes, the fresh-faced Earle leans over and launches into the [...]
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Rickie Lee Jones

b. 8 November 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones emerged from a thriving Los Angeles bohemian sub-culture in 1979 with a buoyant debut album, peppered with images of streetwise characters and indebted, lyrically, to beat and jazz styles. The set included the Chuck E. Weiss tribute “Chuck E.’s In Love”, a US Top 5 single, and [...]
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