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Eric Church is a rising country music singer and songwriter. He is known for his hit single, 'How 'Bout You,' from his debut album, 'Sinners Like Me.' His second album, 'Carolina,' sold over 500,000 copies and his third album, 'CHIEF,' featured radio hit, 'Homeboy,' and No. 1 single, 'Drink in my Hand.'
Singer-songwriter, pianist and composer Gabriel Kahane has been deeply immersed in music since childhood, with experiences ranging from singing opera in Germany to playing keyboards for a post-Brit-pop rock band in Los Angeles. With explorations of classical, jazz and pop idioms under his belt, Kahane has come into his own writing and performing songs that defy classification. One of his most famous works to-date is called 'Craigslistlieder,' a song cycle based on the texts of anonymous...
Billy Crystal is an accomplished actor and comedian known for his memorable roles in films such as 'When Harry Met Sally, 'Analyze This' and 'The Princess Bride.'
The Wood Brothers
Oliver Wood, of the blues-roots band King Johnson, and Chris Wood, of the instrumental jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood, grew up in Boulder, CO but never really found their own musical chemistry until after they'd forged their own, individual paths for 15 years. After years of musical and geographical separation, they decided to unite and create rootsy music that blends blues, folk and rock music in a way that melds their sibling harmonies and the music they loved as kids together into one...
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers
Often likened to Otis Redding's sound, Tommy Castro's music is a combination of soul-inflected rock with the occasional slow blues thrown into the mix. After being a member of several Bay Area cover bands, Castro has been leading his own bands since 1991. His release, "Exception to the Rule," won the 1997 Bay Area Music Award for Outstanding Blues Album. That same year he also took the award for Outstanding Blues Musician.
Cleveland-born David Wilcox is an acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter whose music is intelligent, humorous, insightful and melodic. He is often compared to James Taylor and John Martyn. His independent album in 1987 was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988. His first release on the label, 'How Did You Find Me Here,' sold over 100,000 copies the first year. Seventeen albums later his career as a singer and storyteller still reflects how inspired he is to...
John McCutcheon, five-time Grammy nominee, has been described as possessing the insight of Will Rogers, the understated delivery of Garrison Keillor, the song leading ability of Pete Seeger and the virtuosity of an orchestra.
Contemporary folk musician Cheryl Wheeler, who has toured with Christine Lavin and has occasionally been part of Lavin's performance group, 'Four B*tchin' Babes,' is known for including comic routines in her live musical performances. Wheeler's music has been covered by Peter, Paul and Mary, Garth Brooks, Bette Midler and Kenny Loggins, among others, and she also performed as part of a trio with Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1988, an event which was recorded but never officially...
Ariana Grande, whose first claim to fame came in the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon sitcom "Victorious," then in the teen spinoff, "Sam & Cat," now boasts a successful music career, including such hits as "The Way" and "Problem."
Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed CD 'When I Fall In Love,' Chris Botti (pronounced boat-tee) has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to multiple #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Frank Sinatra, Sting,...