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Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons are an indie folk/bluegrass group formed in London in December2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford (...

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{"key":"2161","name":"Mumford & Sons","bio":"Mumford & Sons are an indie folk\/bluegrass group formed in London in December2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, bass drum), Country Winston (banjo, slide guitar, vocals), Ted Dwane (double bass, drums, vocals), and Ben Lovett (keyboards, accordion, vocals).Having received critical acclaim from The Guardian on their \u201cBand of the Day\u201d online forum, and resounding praise from nearly everyone who has witnessed them supporting The Maccabees and Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons continue to turn heads in London\u2019s growing folk scene.Their debut EP, Lend Me Your Eyes, features four tracks, including lead single \"Roll away Your Stone\". Chess Club released their second EP, \"Love Your Ground\", on the 3rd November 2009 on 10inch vinyl. The third EP, \"The Cave and the Open Sea\" (which was limited to 500 vinyls) is available as a download from their official rawrip page. Their debut album Sigh No More was released on Gentlemen of the Road\/Island Records on the 5th October 2009, and the first single \"Little Lion Man\" came out a week earlier.Several months after the release of Little Lion Man, it was voted #1 by listeners in the Australian Youth Radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2009. They played live in the Triple J studio on the countdown day to celebrate the result. In the summer of 2010, \"Little Lion Man\" peaked at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. \"The Cave\" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both singles have gone Platinum in the United States.Mumford & Sons was ranked as one of VH1's \"You Oughta Know\" artists of 2010.For the 2011 Grammys, the group were nominated for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song (for \"Little Lion Man\"), losing both awards, although a performance of \"The Cave\" at the ceremony gave the group major publicity. For the 2012 Grammys, the group are nominated for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for \"The Cave\".In Sept 2012, the band released their second studio album \"Babel\" to critical acclaim. It debuted at number one in the US and UK, becoming the fastest selling album of 2012 in the UK and the second-biggest selling debut in 2012 in the US. The album won Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammys. After the huge success of \"Babel\" and the subsequent tour, Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone \"there won\u2019t be any Mumford & Sons' activities for the foreseeable future\u2026we\u2019re going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that.\"In Oct 2014, rumors started to circulate that the band were in the studio with producer James Ford, though it remains unclear whether a new third album is in the works.http:\/\/www.myspace.com\/mumfordandsonshttp:\/\/www.mumfordandsons.com\/","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2161_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers are a non-traditional bluegrass band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The two brothers, Se...

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{"key":"2166","name":"The Avett Brothers","bio":"The Avett Brothers are a non-traditional bluegrass band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The two brothers, Seth Avett and Scott Avett, formed the group in 2000 after the breakup of the former rock band, Nemo, adding a third member, Bob Crawford. More recently, they have been joined by cellist Joe Kwon. The Avett Brothers combine old-time country, bluegrass, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the Washington Post as \"post civil-war modern rock\", or by other reviewers as \"grungegrass\". For a long time the group eschewed labels, feeling that \"none would do the music justice.\" Ironically, the Avetts signed to Columbia Records on Independence Day 2008 to record their fifth album with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin. It's simply left up to each person to extract his or her own account from the Avetts' music.\"Their live performances, generally at smaller venues, showcase their use of three-part harmony and southern rock feel, and are admired for being intense, energetic, and soulful. The Avetts have been picking up steam opening for Dave Matthews Band and playing SXSW and Newport Folk Festival.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2166_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Larry and His Flask

"Larry & His Flask are like no band I’ve ever seen (which seems to be the general consensus). As soon as Jamin says ...

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{"key":"111288","name":"Larry and His Flask","bio":"\"Larry & His Flask are like no band I\u2019ve ever seen (which seems to be the general consensus). As soon as Jamin says \u201cHello everybody we\u2019re Larry & His Flask!\u201d and the first song begins people are glued to the stage. Everyone is watching with smiles and wide eyes. People are looking at their friends shaking their heads with looks on their faces that say: \u201cWhat the hell is this?!\u201c When all 6 members are on stage they are truly a sight to behold. They play their instruments fast and they play them good. It\u2019s difficult to describe the kind of music they play; they don\u2019t fit into any of the genres found in your neighborhood music shop. Their music sounds like rowdy bluegrass\/folk with heavy punk rock roots and a splash of gypsy soul.\" Larry & His Flask are out of Redmond, Oregon and are more than local heroes with tons of local fans!","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/111288_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia.Br...

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{"key":"2254","name":"Brad Paisley","bio":"Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia.Brad Paisley has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, who gave Paisley his first guitar at age 8 and taught him how to play. At age 12, Paisley wrote his first song, and by 13 he was the opening act for country singers.Paisley graduated from John Marshall High School in Glen Dale and enrolled at Belmont University (from 1993 to 1995). While in college, he met Frank Rogers, a fellow student who went on to serve as his producer. Paisley also met Kelley Lovelace, who became his songwriting partner.After graduating from Belmont, Paisley signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing. His debut as a singer was with the label Arista Nashville, with the song, \"Who Needs Pictures\" (released February 22, 1999). In May of that same year, he made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Seven months later he had his first #1 hit with, \"\"He Didn't Have To Be.\"In 2000, Paisley made an appearance on the nationally televised special, \"Route 66: Main Street America\" featured on TLC (TV channel) and later that same year he won the Country Music Association's (CMA) Horizon Award and the Academy of Country Music's best new male vocalist trophy. He received his first Grammy Award nomination a year later. On February 17, 2001, after forty appearances on the show, he was inducted into the Opry Hall of Fame.In 2002, he won the CMA Music Video of the Year for \"\"I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song).\" Several celebrities made notable guest appearances in the video, inluding Little Jimmy Dickens, Kimberly Williams (Paisley), Dan Patrick, and Jerry Springer.Paisley released his third album, Mud on the Tires (2003), following Who Needs Pictures and Part II. The album features the hit song \"Celebrity,\" the video of which parodies reality shows such as Fear Factor and American Idol and included such celebrities as Jason Alexander, Little Jimmy Dickens, Trista Rehn, and William Shatner. The album's title track, \"Mud on the Tires,\" reached Billboard #1 in 2004.In 2005, after touring with Reba McEntire and Terri Clark on the critically acclaimed \"Two Hats and a Redhead Tour,\" he released Time Well Wasted, containing 15 tracks, including \"Alcohol\", a duet (\"When I Get Where I'm Going\") with Dolly Parton, another (\"Out in the Parking Lot\") with Alan Jackson, and a bonus track, \"Cornography\".Brad Paisley was the 2008 CMA and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year winner. Starting with the release of his 1999 album Who Needs Pictures, Paisley has recorded seven studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified gold or higher by the RIAA. In addition, he has charted 25 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 15 of which have reached #1 with a record 10 consecutive singles reaching the top spot on the charts. On November 10, 2010, Paisley won the coveted Entertainer of the Year award at the 44th annual CMA Awards.In 2009 he released American Saturday Night which has his first single Then.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2254_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"750,000 - 1,000,000"}

Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks is an American country music trio which has also crossed over into other genres. Formed in 1989 in Dallas, ...

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{"key":"2168","name":"Dixie Chicks","bio":"Dixie Chicks is an American country music trio which has also crossed over into other genres. Formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, the band is composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The trio is currently ranked as the highest-selling female musical group in the USA, according to RIAA Gold & Platinum album certifications. As of 2012, the Dixie Chicks had won 13 Grammy Awards. While Dixie Chicks continues, Maguire and Robison are writing and recording as Court Yard Hounds as of Feb 2010.Robin Lynn Macy was an original bandmember, as was Laura Lynch . Macy left the group in 1992, while Lynch was replaced by Natalie Maines in 1995.The group aroused considerable controversy for publicly denouncing President George W. Bush and the imminent invasion of Iraq during the European leg of their Top of the World tour supporting Home. Many country music stations immediately pulled their music from the air, and the band received criticism from many corners of the media.Dixie Chicks released their latest album Taking the Long Way on May 23, 2006. All fourteen tracks were co-written by the Dixie Chicks and produced by Rick Rubin. This album received five Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for \"Not Ready to Make Nice,\" and Album of the Year and Best Country Album. Rick Rubin also won the Grammy for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, for his work with the Chicks and for his production on Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium.The current members are:Emily Robison (guitar, banjo, dobro, vocals)Natalie Maines (lead vocals, guitar, bass guitar)Martie Maguire (fiddle, mandolin, vocals)Maguire and Robison are writing and recording as Court Yard Hounds as of Feb 2010.DiscographyAlbums:Thank Heavens for Dale Evans (1990)Little Ol' Cowgirl (1992)Shouldn't a Told You That (1993)Wide Open Spaces (1998)Fly (1999)Home (2002)Top of the World Tour: Live (2003)Taking the Long Way (2006)Home Videos:An Evening with the Dixie Chicks (live concert DVD) (2002)Top of the World Tour: Live (2003) Official website: www.dixiechicks.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2168_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}

Dolly Parton

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, U.S.) is an American country singer, songwriter,...

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{"key":"2169","name":"Dolly Parton","bio":"Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, U.S.) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, producer, entrepreneur, author and actress.Parton began performing as a child, singing on local radio and television in East Tennessee. At age 12 she was appearing on Knoxville TV, and at 13, she was recording on a small label and appearing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. When she graduated from high school in 1964 she moved to Nashville, taking many traditional elements of folklore and popular music from East Tennessee with her.Parton's initial success came as a songwriter, with her songs being covered by Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Jr., Skeeter Davis, and a number of others. She signed with Monument Records in late 1965, where she was initially pitched as a bubblegum pop singer, earning only one national chart single, \"Happy, Happy Birthday Baby,\" which did not crack the Billboard Top 100. Additional pop singles also failed to chart.The label agreed to have Parton sing country music after her composition \"Put It Off Until Tomorrow\" as recorded by Bill Phillips (and with Parton, uncredited, on harmony) went to No. 6 on the country charts in 1966. Her first country single, \"Dumb Blonde\" (one of the few songs during this era that she recorded but didn't write), reached No. 24 country 1967, followed later the same year with \"Something Fishy,\" which went to No. 17. The two songs anchored her first full-length album, Hello I'm Dolly, that same year.In 1967, Parton was asked to join the weekly syndicated country music TV program hosted by Porter Wagoner, replacing Norma Jean. She also signed with RCA Records, Wagoner's label, during this period, where she would remain for the next two decades. Wagoner and Parton immediately began a hugely successful career as a vocal duet in addition to their solo work and their first single together, a cover of Tom Paxton's \"The Last Thing on My Mind,\" reached the top ten on the U.S. country charts in late 1967, and was the first of over a dozen duet singles to chart for them during the next several years.Parton is a hugely successful songwriter, having begun by writing country songs with strong elements of folk music in them based upon her upbringing in humble mountain surroundings. Her songs \"Coat of Many Colors\" and \"Jolene\" have become classics in the field, as have a number of others. As a composer, she is also regarded as one of country music's most gifted storytellers, with many of her narrative songs based on persons and events from her childhood.In 1982 Dolly Parton sang her song \"I Will Always Love You\", for the movie \"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas\", starring Parton and Burt Reynolds. The song - originally composed around 1974 - made few ripples, but it wasn't until Whitney Houston re-recorded it for \"The Bodyguard\" a decade later, that the song made yet another international hit for Dolly Parton. She later put out her own version on the 1996 album of the same name.In 1987, Parton left her longtime label, RCA, and signed with Columbia Records, where her recording career continued to prosper, but by the mid 1990s, Parton, along with many other performers of her generation, found that her new music was not welcome on country radio playlists. She recorded a series of critically acclaimed bluegrass albums, beginning with \"The Grass is Blue\" (1999) and \"Little Sparrow\" (2001), both of which won Grammy Awards. Her 2002 album \"Halos and Horns\" included a bluegrass version of the Led Zeppelin classic Stairway to Heaven. In 2005, Parton released Those Were The Days, her interpretation of hits from the folk-rock era of the late 1960s through early 1970s. The CD featured such classics as John Lennon's \"Imagine,\" Cat Stevens' \"Where Do The Children Play,\" Tommy James' \"Crimson & Clover,\" and the folk classic \"Where Have All The Flowers Gone\", as well as the title track.In 2007, Dolly paved new musical ground by forming her own record label, Dolly Records. The label's first release - Backwoods Barbie - debuted at #2 on the Billboard country albums charts and marks Parton's first mainstream country album in 17 years. Parton is touring North America and Europe throughout 2008 in support of her latest release.1955","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2169_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 750,000"}

Nickel Creek

Nickel Creek is an American progressive acoustic music trio consisting of Chris Thile (mandolin), Sara Watkins (fiddle)...

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{"key":"2164","name":"Nickel Creek","bio":"Nickel Creek is an American progressive acoustic music trio consisting of Chris Thile (mandolin), Sara Watkins (fiddle) and Sean Watkins (guitar). The band was founded in 1989 and released six albums between 1993 and 2006, winning a 2003 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Nickel Creek disbanded in 2007. Nickel Creek reunited in 2014 with the announcement of a forthcoming album, A Dotted Line, to be released on April 1st, 2014.The two families, the Watkinses and the Thiles, met after Sean Watkins and Chris Thile had mandolin lessons with the same music instructor, John Moore. Sara Watkins studied with Moore's bandmate, Dennis Caplinger. The band name came from a song by Byron Berline, who was Sara Watkins' fiddle instructor.Nickel Creek's first performance was at That Pizza Place in Carlsbad, California in 1989 with Scott Thile, Chris's father, playing string bass. Sean Watkins was only twelve years old at the time. At the start Chris Thile played guitar and Sean Watkins played mandolin but later they decided to switch instruments. The band played many bluegrass festivals throughout the 1990s, and the band members were home-schooled to accommodate their tour schedule. Nickel Creek's first two albums were Little Cowpoke (1993) and Here to There (1997).The group received two Grammy nominations: Best Bluegrass Album and Best Country Instrumental for the song \"Ode to a Butterfly\". The trio was nominated at the CMA Awards for Best Vocal Group and the Horizon Award and were named one of the \"Five Music Innovators of the Millennium\" by TIME Magazine in May 2000. Nickel Creek's \"The Lighthouse's Tale\" video was nominated for a CMT \"Flameworthy Video Award\" for Group\/Duo Video of the Year.In 2002 the band released their fourth album, This Side, produced by Alison Krauss. It was a departure from their previous releases which were purely bluegrass. Although the core influence of bluegrass remained, other genres such as indie rock and folk rock were present in their music included cover songs Spit on a Stranger by Pavement, and Should've Known Better by Carrie Newcomer.In 2005 the band released their fifth album, Why Should the Fire Die? with more rock and pop influences. The album debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Billboard bluegrass chart.In late summer 2006, via Billboard and their official website, Nickel Creek announced that at the end of the year they would no longer be recording as a group and their tour, scheduled through 2007, would be their last for an indefinite period of time so band members could expand their musical horizons.The band had plans to record its final performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in November 2007 but the idea was later \"scrapped\".The band announced on Monday, February 3, 2014 that they will release a new album in the spring of 2014. The announcement also listed a handful of live shows and festival dates, including that the first concert will take place at the Ryman Auditorium, the last venue the band played when it played its last show. The release of a song from the new album entitled \"Destination,\" was included with the announcement.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2164_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Gillian Welch

Gillian Howard Welch (born October 2, 1967 in New York City) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her mus...

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{"key":"2178","name":"Gillian Welch","bio":"Gillian Howard Welch (born October 2, 1967 in New York City) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Welch's musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, Americana, old time string band music, and folk. Welch and Rawlings have released five critically acclaimed albums. Their 1996 debut, Revival, and the 2001 release Time (The Revelator), received nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Their 2003 album, Soul Journey, introduced electric guitar, drums and a more upbeat sound to their body of work. After a gap of eight years, they released their fifth studio album, The Harrow & The Harvest, in 2011.Welch was an associate producer and performed on two songs of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, a platinum album that won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. Welch has collaborated and recorded with distinguished musicians such as Alison Krauss, Ryan Adams, Jay Farrar, Emmylou Harris, The Decemberists, and Ani DiFranco.Welch was adopted when she was three days old. She moved to Los Angeles at the age of four. By the age of seven, she had learned to play the guitar. Studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Welch discovered bluegrass music through the \"mountain soul\" stylings of The Stanley Brothers. After a short stint in a local band, Welch moved to Boston and studied at the Berklee College of Music.In Boston, Welch met and began dating David Rawlings, who would become her longtime musical partner. In 1992, they moved to Nashville and began building a career. In Nashville, she met T-Bone Burnett, producer to such artists as Los Lobos, Sam Phillips, Counting Crows, and Elvis Costello. In 1996, Welch released her first album, Revival, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1997. Since then, she has recorded other albums and collaborated on the songs \"Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby\" and \"I'll Fly Away\" on the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers hit O Brother, Where Art Thou?.Welch has also collaborated with good friend and singer\/songwriter Ryan Adams on the albums Heartbreaker, Gold, and Demolition. She and Rawlings toured with Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Buddy Miller in 2004 as The Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue. Welch and Rawlings have collaborated with Old Crow Medicine Show and appear in their video of their song \"Wagon Wheel\".","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2178_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to...

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{"key":"2233","name":"Emmylou Harris","bio":"Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to her work as a solo artist and bandleader, both as an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, she is a sought-after backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other artists including Gram Parsons, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell, John Denver and Neil Young.Harris is truly an innovator. For over 30 years, Emmylou has flowed effortlessly between genres achieving popularity in pop, folk, country and now alternative. The common bridge is an exquisite vocal style and a gift for discovering the heart of a song. Born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 2, 1947, the daughter of Walter and Eugenia Harris grew up near Washington, D.C. As a college student in the late 60s, she sang with a local folk duo and eventually moved to Greenwich Village. She played the clubs on the local folk scene occasionally sharing the stage with Jerry Jeff Walker and David Bromberg. Discovered in 1971 by Chris Hillman, Hillman brought Gram Parsons to hear her sing in a small club in the Washington D.C. area. In 1972, she answered the call from Gram to join him in Los Angeles to work on his first solo album, \"GP.\" According to Songfacts, Parsons tragic early death in 1973 left Harris at an emotional and musical crossroads. Her earliest signature song, Boulder To Birmingham was written shortly after Gram's death, and it showed the depth of her shock and pain at losing her friend and mentor. After the loss of Gram, Emmylou went back to the D.C. area and formed a country band, playing with them until her 1975 major label debut, Pieces of the Sky, when she formed the first version of the legendary Hot Band. Over the years the Hot Band included world class players such as Albert Lee, Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito. Emmylou has been called by Billboard Magazine a \"truly venturesome, genre-transcending pathfinder.\" Throughout her career, she has been admired for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, but it was with her 2000 album, Red Dirt Girl, for which Ms. Harris was awarded her tenth (out of eleven total to date) Grammy, that she revealed she is also a gifted songwriter. Continuing the trend with her September 2003 album, Stumble Into Grace, Emmylou wrote ten of the album's eleven tracks. Though Emmylou is the most admired and influential woman in contemporary country music, her scope extends far beyond it. She has recorded with such diverse artists as Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Tammy Wynette, Neil Young, The Chieftains, Lyle Lovett, Roy Orbison, The Band, Willie Nelson and George Jones. She sings with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt on the incomparable albums Trio and Trio II, making all three artists living American legends. A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She is active in cultural preservation issues, notably the Country Music Foundation and the Grand Ole Opry. As an animal rights activist and the owner of several dogs and cats, Emmylou also supports PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the Humane Society. Since 1997 she has been the most visible spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, drawing public attention and notable musical artists to the cause.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2233_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. Signed to Rounder R...

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{"key":"2162","name":"Alison Krauss","bio":"Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. Signed to Rounder Records as a 14-year-old fiddler from Champaign, Illinois, she has become the most recognized face in contemporary bluegrass, a critically acclaimed artist who has brought modern sophistication to the genre while respecting its traditions. Songfacts reports that in 2011 Krauss recorded her first ever number one country album in her home country with Paper Airplane. She has also sold upwards of 11 million records and garnered 2 Oscar nominations as well as 26 Grammy\u00ae Awards, the most for any female artist in Grammy\u00ae history. Also impressive is Krauss's unwavering commitment to being an independent-label artist who has succeeded far beyond the scope of many major-label artists. She has circulated freely within pop, mainstream country and roots music circles, as a solo artist and with her long-time band Union Station, creating impeccably produced records that appeal to an equally wide-ranging and inquisitive audience. Krauss has continued doing things the old-fashioned way: following her heart and whatever path the music takes her on.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2162_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"250,000 - 300,000"}

The Devil Makes Three

“The rhythm is what our band is about." -Pete Bernhard: Guitarist, Front Man. The Devil Makes Three are quite possib...

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{"key":"2193","name":"The Devil Makes Three","bio":"\u201cThe rhythm is what our band is about.\"\t-Pete Bernhard: Guitarist, Front Man. \tThe Devil Makes Three are quite possibly the best band that you have never heard of. They have been constantly on tour, selling out dates across the country and in their neck of the woods on the West Coast drawing near capacity crowds nightly. This is all word of mouth. For the past 7 years, the Devil Makes Three have garnered fans the old school way, playing a city, making friends, conquering fans and moving on.Laced with elements of ragtime, blues, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio - consisting of Vermont native, guitarist\/front man Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean, also of rural Vermont - brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music. The sound is deeply steeped in rhythm and alive with three part harmonies, while keeping a slightly punk aesthetic to their music and especially their live shows.Note: the following songs belong to a different band with the same name, a small local metal band from Northern Ireland:A Lesson UnlearntDeadFeed the GreedHeaven Descent","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2193_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers are a progressive bluegrass band formed by Chris Thile in 2006. The band consists of Chris Thile (mandoli...

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{"key":"2198","name":"Punch Brothers","bio":"Punch Brothers are a progressive bluegrass band formed by Chris Thile in 2006. The band consists of Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle\/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass). As performing and recording artists, composers and interpreters, technicians and stylists, they continue to push the boundaries of possibility while maintaining an unerring devotion to the basic audience experience. In the 2009-10 season, the band visits a long list of venues including Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall (where they debuted in Zankel Hall in 2007), the Somerville Theater in Boston, Old Town School in Chicago, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, UMS Ann Arbor, Duke University, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and many others. They have performed recently in nearly every conceivable format and space, from small clubs (they have a regular series at the Living Room in New York and have played frequently at Largo in Los Angeles) to concert halls (Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Sheldon Hall in St. Louis, Mondavi Center in Davis, Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, the Allen Room in New York, in addition to Carnegie) to festivals of all kinds (Bonnaroo, Ravinia, Aspen, Telluride, Spoleto, Savannah, Chamber Music Northwest). Their shows include an unpredictable mix of original songs written by the band, the 4-movement chamber suite The Blind Leaving the Blind (composed by Thile), traditional bluegrass and folk tunes, arrangements of Bach and Mozart, and covers of Radiohead, The Beatles, The Band, The White Stripes, The Strokes, and multiple other sources. In the fall of 2011, the band embarked on a tour opening for music legend Paul Simon, occasionally accompanying him on \"The Boxer.\"Punch Brothers return with their second album, Antifogmatic, June 15 on Nonesuch. The record is the follow-up to the band\u2019s highly praised 2008 debut, Punch, which The New Yorker calls \u201c\u2026wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative\u2026\u201d A special deluxe edition of the album will also be available. Included in this package is a four song instrumental EP, All of This Is True, as well as a seven song DVD, Live from the Lower East Side: It\u2019s p-Bingo Night!, which was filmed during the band\u2019s residency at NYC\u2019s The Living Room. Pre-orders of both the standard and deluxe editions are available now at www.nonesuch.com and www.punchbrothers.com. The first 500 orders of the deluxe edition will include an autographed official Punch Brothers cocktail recipe guide. At home in a dizzying array of settings even outside of their expansive core activities, Punch Brothers are the subject of an upcoming feature-length documentary called How to Grow a Band, have appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and were among three finalists in ESPN\u2019s cut-throat, fan-voted battle of the bands in interpretations of \u201cTake Me Out to the Ballgame\u201d. The band members\u2019 diverse backgrounds and extraordinary talents make the group impossible to describe and thrilling to experience. Chris Thile has changed the mandolin forever, elevating it from its origins as a relatively simple folk and bluegrass instrument to the sophistication and brilliance of the finest jazz improvisation and classical performance. In the 2009-10 season, he premieres his Mandolin Concerto with six orchestras in the US. For more than 15 years, Thile played in the wildly popular band Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums and sold two million records, was awarded a Grammy\u00ae in 2002, and traveled the world on sold-out concert tours. As a soloist he has released four albums, as well as performing and recording extensively as a duo with double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer and with fellow eminent mandolinist Mike Marshall. He has written a duo for Meyer and pianist Emanuel Ax; recorded with Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell; and collaborated with a pantheon of bluegrass innovators including Bela Fleck, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush. Although initially drawn to the electric guitar, by his mid-teens Chris Eldridge had developed a deep love for acoustic music, thanks in part to his father, a banjo player and founding member of the seminal bluegrass group The Seldom Scene. Eldridge later gained in-depth exposure to a variety of different musical styles while studying at Oberlin Conservatory, where he earned a degree in Music Performance in 2004. During his time at Oberlin, Eldridge studied with legendary guitarist Tony Rice. Before joining Punch Brothers, he was a founding member of the critically acclaimed bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters. Paul Kowert is from Madison, WI and graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. As a classical musician Paul has performed with various orchestras as a soloist and as a section member, most recently playing in the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland in the summer of 2008. He was one of the performers at Edgar Meyer\u2019s Carnegie Hall workshop in 2006, and since then has appeared in concert with Darol Anger\u2019s Republic of Strings, Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, Alex and Tatiana Hargreaves, Futureman\u2019s Black Mozart Ensemble, Jordan Tice, Brittany Haas, and Jeremy Kittel. Paul can be heard as a member of the \u201cBig Trio\u201d with mandolinist Mike Marshall and violinist Alex Hargreaves, a group that released its first album in spring 2009. Noam Pikelny (born Noam Pikelny) hails from Chicago, IL where he picked up the banjo at the age of 8. He studied old-time and bluegrass banjo at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Throughout high school, he played all over Illinois and Indiana with several traditional bluegrass bands, who occasionally required him to wear a uniform. Noam studied music theory at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. In 2002, he became the principal banjoist with the award-winning Colorado ensemble Leftover Salmon. His debut solo record, In the Maze, was released on Compass Records, and though it did not have much success on the billboard charts, it made a splash in the world of postmodern progressive three-finger style five-string banjo. He relocated to Nashville, TN in 2006 to play with New Grass Revival bassist and vocalist John Cowan. He starting performing and recording with mandolinist, fellow Cubs fan, spiritual advisor, and life coach Chris Thile in the fall of 2005. Noam relocated to Brooklyn, NY in the spring of 2008. Gabe Witcher began his musical training at age five, learning classical violin and bluegrass fiddle simultaneously. By age six he was performing professionally with his father in the bluegrass band The Witcher Brothers; over the next decade, he gained renown as both a member of that group and as a multiple winner on the California competition circuit. In 1994, Witcher was recruited by veteran musician Herb Pedersen to fill the shoes of three-time national fiddle champion Byron Berline in the group The Laurel Canyon Ramblers. By age 17, Witcher was recording for heavyweights such as Randy Newman, Bernie Taupin, and producer Don Was. He has since contributed to more than 300 records and countless movie and television scores, including 2006 Oscar\u00ae winner Brokeback Mountain. Over the last five years, he has solidified his place at the forefront of the progressive acoustic music scene by playing with 12-time Grammy\u00ae winner Jerry Douglas.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2198_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery (born January 20, 1965, in Danville, Kentucky is an American country music artist. He has produc...

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{"key":"5084","name":"John Michael Montgomery","bio":"John Michael Montgomery (born January 20, 1965, in Danville, Kentucky is an American country music artist. He has produced more than thirty singles on the Billboard country charts, including two of Billboard\u2019s Number One country singles of the year: \"I Swear\" (1994) and \"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)\" (1995). Besides these two songs, five more of Montgomery's singles have reached the top of the country charts: \"I Love the Way You Love Me\", \"Be My Baby Tonight\", \"If You've Got Love\", \"I Can Love You Like That\", and \"The Little Girl\", while thirteen more have reached Top Ten. Montgomery's recordings of \"I Swear\" and \"I Can Love You Like That\" were both released concurrently with R&B versions by the group All-4-One. Montgomery has also released eleven studio albums, counting a Christmas album. John Michael joined the family band (which also included his brother, Eddie Montgomery, who would later join Troy Gentry in the duo Montgomery Gentry) as guitarist before taking the lead singing role when his parents divorced. Afterwards, he made a frugal living on the local honky-tonk scene as a solo artist playing what he referred to as \"working man's country.\" Eventually, Atlantic Records signed him.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/5084_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}

Chris Thile

Chris Thile is a renowned mandolin player and a founding member of the progressive bluegrass trio Nickel Creek with Sara...

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{"key":"2186","name":"Chris Thile","bio":"Chris Thile is a renowned mandolin player and a founding member of the progressive bluegrass trio Nickel Creek with Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins. Thile began recording his first solo album in 1993, with most songs of his own composition. After two more solo albums of all original material, he teamed with mandolin master Mike Marshall for a stunning album of duets called Into the Cauldron, which included forays into jazz, world music, and Bach. In 2004 Chris released Deceiver, a departure from his earlier work which contained a variety of pop\/rock\/folk influenced vocal numbers. In September 2006, he released a new album entitled How to Grow a Woman from the Ground, which consisted of an extensive bluegrass band, and more traditional tracks than his previous album.In addition, an announcement was made on the website of Nickel Creek that Thile and his band-mates would be taking an extended hiatus from the band at the end of 2007. He is currently touring with the How to Grow a Band, consisting of members Greg Garrison on bass, Noam Pikelny on banjo, Gabe Witcher on fiddle, and Bryan Sutton on guitar. With the exception of Bryan Sutton, this is the same group of musicians that appear on How to Grow a Woman from the Ground; Chris Eldridge is the guitarist on the album. In 2007 at Carnegie Hall the original quintet from How to Grow a Woman From the Ground performed many songs off of the album and debuted a four movement suite entitled \"The Blind Leaving the Blind\" under the name of Tensions Mountain Boys. The band changed their name to the Punch Brothers.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2186_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}

The Little Willies

The Little Willies is a band formed in 2003 that features Norah Jones on piano and vocals. The other members of the band...

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{"key":"2270","name":"The Little Willies","bio":"The Little Willies is a band formed in 2003 that features Norah Jones on piano and vocals. The other members of the band are Richard Julian on vocals, Jim Campilongo on guitar, Lee Alexander on bass and Dan Rieser on percussion. Although Norah Jones is better known for a jazz-influenced sound, her input on the The Little Willies album showcases her country influences; the album features covers of tracks by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Fred Rose, Townes Van Zandt and Kris Kristofferson.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2270_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a group of young African-American string band musicians that have come to together to p...

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{"key":"2194","name":"Carolina Chocolate Drops","bio":"The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a group of young African-American string band musicians that have come to together to play the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music in Carolina's Piedmont. Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson both hail from Durham, North Carolina while Dom Flemons is native to sunny Arizona. Although they have diverse musical backgrounds, they draw their musical heritage from the foothills of North and South Carolina. They have been under the tutelage of Joe Thompson, said to be the last black traditional string band player, of Mebane, NC and they strive to carry on the long standing traditional music of the black and white communities. Joe's musical heritage runs as deeply and fluidly as the many rivers and streams that traverse their landscape. They are proud to carry on the tradition of black musicians like Odell and Nate Thompson, Dink Roberts, John Snipes, Libba Cotten, Emp White, and countless others who have passed beyond memory and recognition. http:\/\/www.carolinachocolatedrops.com","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2194_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz (born 23 May 1991 in Austin, Texas) is an American alt-country musician and singer-songwriter from Texas. H...

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{"key":"2204","name":"Sarah Jarosz","bio":"Sarah Jarosz (born 23 May 1991 in Austin, Texas) is an American alt-country musician and singer-songwriter from Texas. Her first CD, Song Up in Her Head, was released in 2009, with her tune \"Mansinneedof\" nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Country Instrumental Performance. Her second album, Follow Me Down, was released in 2011. Her third album, Build Me Up from Bones, was released on September 24, 2013 through Sugar Hill Records.Jarosz emerged on the scene in about 2003 as someone to watch. Jamming on stage with bluegrass icons named Grisman or Skaggs, she played her mandolin with a sure touch and real joy. It looked and sounded comfortable in her twelve-year-old hands. She started writing songs on the guitar, took up the banjo, and won a bunch of awards. While her instrumental talents are formidable, let's make one thing clear: Sarah is a singer. She's just flat got it. Her voice is velvety smooth, agile, and powerful. With subtle use of colors and effects, she inhabits her songs the way a fine actress does her role. Overall, her music feels good, avoids over reaching. Nothing's contrived.Her schoolteacher parents have raised her well, providing the skills, support, and freedom to become the confident artist that she is. Beautiful, talented, and just a little mysterious in a wholesome, Wimberley Texas hill-country kinda way, Jarosz is at home in this world. She knows what she's about and is ready to get out there and make her mark.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2204_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Vince Gill

Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, singer and a member of the Country M...

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{"key":"2250","name":"Vince Gill","bio":"Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, singer and a member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame. He achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country-rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner (with artists including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Amy Grant and Barbra Streisand).Gill was born in Norman, Oklahoma, the home of the University of Oklahoma Sooners and learned to play several instruments, including banjo and guitar before he started high school at Oklahoma City's Northwest Classen High School. After he graduated, he played in a number of bluegrass bands. He debuted on the national scene with the country-rock band Pure Prairie League in 1979, appearing on that band's album Can't Hold Back. Gill is the lead singer on their hit song, \"Let Me Love You Tonight\" (1980), which he was still performing in concert years later - thus, he said, confusing many fans who knew him only from his subsequent solo work. Gill appeared on two subsequent albums along with his then-wife Janis Oliver.Departing Pure Prairie League in 1981, Gill joined Rodney Crowell\u2019s backing band The Notorious Cherry Bombs, where he met and worked with Tony Brown and Emory Gordy Jr., both of whom would later produce many of his future solo albums. Signing as a solo artist with RCA Records in 1983, he first charted while on that label. In 1989 he switched to MCA Records where he recorded his breakthrough hit \"When I Call Your Name.\" His 1998 album The Key received great critical acclaim. His other albums include Next Big Thing (2003) and Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye (2000). The Guitar Slinger Songfacts says that Gill released his twelfth studio album, Guitar Slinger, on October 25, 2011 via MCA Nashville. It was his manager, Larry Fitzgerald, who came up with the title, as he felt there was something different the way Gill was playing the guitar on the record. Gill hosted the CMA Awards every year from 1992 to 2003. In 2004 he received a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. In 1997, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.He married country singer Janis Oliver (of Sweethearts of the Rodeo fame) in 1980. The couple have one daughter, Jennifer Jerene Gill, born 5 May 1982. Vince and Janis separated in the mid-1990s and eventually divorced in June 1998. Vince later began dating and eventually married Christian\/pop singer Amy Grant in March of 2000. They have one daughter, Corrina Grant Gill born 12 March 2001.Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler was a fan of Gill's, and had asked Gill to join the band full time. Gill turned down the invitation but did sing backup on one song (\"The Bug\") from Dire Straits' album On Every Street. Gill has also sung duets with numerous artists, including Dolly Parton (\"I Will Always Love You\"), Reba McEntire (\"Oklahoma Swing,\" \"The Heart Won't Lie,\" \"It Just Has to Be That Way\"), Amy Grant (\"House of Love\"), and Barbra Streisand (\"If You Ever Leave Me\"); his other credits as a backup vocalist have included \"Girls With Guitars\" by Wynonna Judd (written by Mary-Chapin Carpenter, who, coincidentally, had a country hit with her cover of \"The Bug\") and \"Nothing Left Behind Us\" by Richard Marx.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2250_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Lower Lights

The Lower Lights convened in fall 2009 for five days of recording. The goal was to dive into the hymns– familiar hymns...

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{"key":"184416","name":"The Lower Lights","bio":"The Lower Lights convened in fall 2009 for five days of recording. The goal was to dive into the hymns\u2013 familiar hymns, overlooked hymns, Hank Williams hymns, and more\u2013 and connect with them on a deeper level. Drawing equal parts reverence and celebration from the rich well of hymns, we ended up with 30-plus songs that felt part-revival, part-vigil. And we ended up with more than just an album. We ended up with an experience.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/184416_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Patty Loveless

Patty Loveless (born Patty Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) has been one of the most popular female ...

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{"key":"2219","name":"Patty Loveless","bio":"Patty Loveless (born Patty Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) has been one of the most popular female country singers since the 1990s. She rose to stardom thanks to her mix of honky tonk and emotive country ballads. She released her self-titled debut in 1987, and released \"Mountain Soul II\" on September 29, 2009.Following throat surgery to repair her vocal chords, she released the album Only What I Feel in 1993 to the best reviews of her career and won multiple awards.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2219_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}
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