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  • 100 Mile House

    (478 listeners)

    modern folk, under 2000 listeners, cfmf2012, seen live

    100 mile house is preparing for a busy year as the rootsy husband and wife duo of Peter Stone and Denise MacKay along with multi-instrumentalist Scott Zubot release their new self-recorded album ‘hollow ponds’. The album carries the theme of both escape from and back to the places they knew when they were young, but also brings with it the hope that comes with finding a new place to call home.

  • Abigail Washburn

    (44,446 listeners)

    folk, bluegrass, banjo, country

    Abigail Washburn never set out to be a songwriter or a recording artist. Five years ago when she found herself on stage in a smoke-filled Beijing club playing her banjo and singing old-time Appalachian mountain music in Chinese to a packed house, she was as surprised as anyone.

  • Alejandra Robles

    (90 listeners)

    folk, bolero, son jarocho, world

    Alejandra Robles Suastegui (born 28 November 1978 in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico) is a dancer and singer of traditional music. Her musical style represents her Afro-Mexican roots and that of the indigenous peoples of Latin America, in addition to the regional music of Mexico, Colombia and the Caribbean. Her style is based on the sounds of the coast of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Veracruz.

  • Beirut

    (1,194,532 listeners)

    folk, indie, indie folk, singer-songwriter

    Beirut is an American indie-rock and world music band which was originally the solo musical project of Zach Condon (born Zachary Francis Condon in Santa Fe, New Mexico) and later expanded into a band. The band's first performances were in New York, in May 2006, to support the release of their debut album, Gulag Orkestar.

  • Besh O Drom

    (66,467 listeners)

    balkan, gypsy, hungarian, folk

    Besh o DroM was formed in 1999 in Budapest, Hungary. This Hungarian band combines Hungarian folk elements with Balkan music. The band does not confine itself to the Balkan category, but draws its musical inspiration from Jewish, Afghan, Albanian, Egyptian, Lebanese, Armenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Greek tunes, using folk and electronic instrumentals.

  • Betty Lavette

    (14,555 listeners)

    soul, female vocalists, funk, northern soul

    This is the name used on early recordings by the artist later known as Bettye LaVette.

  • Bettye Lavette

    (82,514 listeners)

    soul, blues, female vocalists, northern soul

    With one of her first singles turning into a national hit, 1962's "Let Me Down Easy", Detroit-raised LaVette would seem a natural soul star, but she was never able to cut an album deal.

  • BettySoo

    (1,425 listeners)

    singer-songwriter, alt-country, folk rock, austin

    Who, in her right mind, drops out of graduate school, chucks a mortgage-paying day job and empties her savings account to launch a music career at the ripe age of 26 — within weeks of writing her first song? BettySoo, that’s who.

  • Bettysoo and Doug Cox

    (32 listeners)

    americana, under 2000 listeners

  • Blackie & The Rodeo Kings

    (4,092 listeners)

    alt-country, canadian, rockn roll, roskilde 2010

    In 1996 their debut album was released to critical acclaim.The first album, High or Hurtin', brought 14+ Willie P. Bennett originals to an appreciative audience. The musicianship is superb, the vocals right on, and the lyrics are sublime.

  • Blitz the Ambassador

    (10,233 listeners)

    hip-hop, underground hip-hop, rap, hip hop

    Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, Blitz the Ambassador grew up to the sounds of Afro-Beat, Highlife, Jazz, and Motown. But when his older brother introduced him to Public Enemy’s classic album, It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, as a young boy, he was changed forever. “I had never heard young Black people express themselves in that way before,” recalls Blitz.

  • Carrie Elkin

    (1,799 listeners)

    female vocalists, bluegrass, usa, rapida y mortal

    A troubadour in the most classic fashion, Elkin has ridden a Gypsy breeze of serendipity for the last ten years, landing for a time in Cleveland, Athens, Taos, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs and Boston, finally coming to settle in Austin, TX in the summer of 2007.

  • Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

    (42 listeners)

    mfnw 2013, seen live

  • Chatham County Line

    (64,839 listeners)

    bluegrass, americana, alt-country, country

    Chatham County Line are an American bluegrass musical group. Formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1999 from the ashes of the defunct Stillhouse, the band has released four albums, one on the Bonfire label and three on the Yep Roc label (who they were linked with by the producer Chris Stamey), and have become popular in Europe as well as their native USA.

  • Chris Isaak

    (634,069 listeners)

    rock, singer-songwriter, blues, pop

    Chris Isaak (born June 26, 1956 in Stockton, California as Christopher Joseph Isaak) is an American Rock'n'Roll singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. Isaak's music can be described as a blend of country, blues, rock'n'roll, pop and surf rock.

  • Cold Specks

    (55,449 listeners)

    soul, canadian, female vocalists, acoustic

    Cold Specks is 23-year-old Al Spx from Etobicoke, Canada, who now lives in London. Cold Specks' music is steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South.

  • Dan Mangan

    (105,577 listeners)

    canadian, singer-songwriter, folk, acoustic

    There are at least two artists named Dan Mangan: 1) a Canadian indie folk-rock singer-songwriter 2) an Australia DJ

  • Danny SchmidtUp-and-coming artist (from the Last.fm Hype Chart)

    (12,621 listeners)

    americana, singer-songwriter, folk, texas

    Danny Schmidt (born 7 October 1970) is an American singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas, where he was born and raised. He now lives there with fellow musician and singer-songwriter Carrie Elkin. In 2007 he won the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award.

  • Del Barber

    (2,329 listeners)

    alt-country, slow-coustic, indie rock, alt country

    Del Barber is an acoustic/folk artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born in 1983, Del displays the world-weariness of a traveler of more years than he has amassed.

  • Elage Diouf

    (31 listeners)

  • Ellis Paul

    (22,942 listeners)

    folk, singer-songwriter, pop, boston

    Ellis Paul (born Paul Plissey, January 14, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician.

  • Eve Hell & the Razors

    (29 listeners)

    Eve and Mike Hell have been making music together for more than a decade, and it took the couple most of that time to find themselves in a configuration they called eve hell and the razors. In the early days, they burned through a number of support musicians. it wasn't until drummer Richie Ranchero of Huevos Rancheros fame found his way into the fold in 2008 that things really began clicking.

  • Gillian Welch

    (286,498 listeners)

    alt-country, singer-songwriter, americana, folk

    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.

  • Ian Tamblyn

    (649 listeners)

    folk, cancon, under 2000 listeners

    Ian Tamblyn began writing songs, short stories and plays at the age of seventeen. Since that time he has recorded twenty- nine albums, cassettes, and CDs and written over 1500 songs.

  • Iron & Wine

    (1,848,833 listeners)

    folk, indie, singer-songwriter, acoustic

    Iron & Wine is the stage and recording name of folk rock singer and composer Sam Beam (born July 26, 1974). He currently resides in Dripping Springs, Texas, outside Austin. He has released four studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few download-only releases, which include a live album (a recording of his 2005 Bonnaroo performance).

  • Jeff Mangum

    (64,952 listeners)

    indie, elephant 6, singer-songwriter, lo-fi

    Jeff Mangum is the founder and driving force behind what was the band Neutral Milk Hotel and one of the cofounders of the Elephant 6 Collective.

  • Jeff Stuart & The Hearts

    (24 listeners)

    canadian, calgary, cfmf2012, seen live

    Jeff Stuart and The Hearts have an energy that makes their brand of nouveau roots-rock/indie-pop music sincere and memorable. Infectious melodies and eloquent arrangements resonate on a rollercoaster of layered vocals, intricate rhythms, pedal steel, driving guitars, and violin furnished in tasty synth-tones; undeniably charming.

  • Jim White

    (91,146 listeners)

    alt-country, singer-songwriter, americana, folk

    Jim White is a Southern Gothic alt-country singer-songwriter. He has released four albums as a solo artist.

  • Jimmy LaFave

    (14,782 listeners)

    americana, singer-songwriter, blues stay away music, texas

    Jimmy LaFave was born on July 12, 1955 in Wills Point, Texas, a small town 30 miles east of Dallas. He began school down the road in Mesquite and by Junior High was making music perched behind his Sears & Roebuck drum kit.

  • Joe Nolan

    (763 listeners)

    under 2000 listeners, jolly label, reggae, folk

    There are two artist by this name: 1) Born in Detroit, Michigan, Joe Nolan's sound has always combined the soul spirit of the Motor City with a poet's ear for the natural rhythms and rhymes he reveals in his intricate, intimate lyrics. Read more below.

  • John Doe

    (77,312 listeners)

    metalcore, hardcore, singer-songwriter, deathcore

    John Doe refers to (at least) five different artists: 1. John Doe (born John Nommensen Duchac on February 25, 1954 in Decatur, Illinois) is the founder of the seminal L.A. punk band X, produced and managed by Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek. His musical compositions and performances are varied, including country and folk music.

  • Jon Langford & Skull Orchard

    (1,262 listeners)

    rock, alternative, sxsw 2013, indie pop


  • joy kills sorrow

    (12,503 listeners)

    bluegrass, country, folk, kgrl

    With its bold new brand of acoustic music, Joy Kills Sorrow pushes right through the envelope and out the other side.

  • Junior Brown

    (25,155 listeners)

    country, rockabilly, southern rock, honky tonk

    Junior Brown (born 1953) is an American country guitarist and singer from Kirksville, Indiana. He first learned to play piano from his father "before I could talk".

  • Justin Townes EarleUp-and-coming artist (from the Last.fm Hype Chart)

    (152,438 listeners)

    alt-country, americana, indie, nashville

    Justin Townes Earle, born January 4, 1982 in Nashville, TN, is an American alt-country singer-songwriter who walks the line between old-time country and modern acoustic Indie music by breathing new life into early country, blues and gospel forms.

  • Leeroy Stagger & The Wildflowers

    (45 listeners)

    In 2004, Victoria Canada had been thrown into the spotlight due to the success of garden city hipsters HOT HOT HEAT.

  • Lindi Ortega

    (20,675 listeners)

    singer-songwriter, female vocalists, country, canadian

    Lindi Ortega is a Singer / Songwriter from Toronto, Canada. Her mother is of Irish descent and her father is of Mexican descent.

  • Lisa Knapp

    (6,257 listeners)

    folk, english folk, green man 2007, cambridge folk festival 2008

    Vocalist and fiddler player Lisa Knapp grew up in London, fed on a music diet which lurched from house to dance to pop, through The Waterboys to Van Morrison, finally landing her in the unlikely environs of folk music by way of a friend’s record collection.

  • Little Scream

    (28,454 listeners)

    folk, singer-songwriter, female vocalists, canadian

    Little Scream (Laurel Sprengelmeyer) is a one woman band who's recently finished her first album, The Golden Record. It was produced by Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire / Bell Orchestre fame. In 2010 she toured Canada, the U.S.

  • Locarno

    (79 listeners)

  • Lorrie Matheson

    (1,659 listeners)

    canadian, singer-songwriter, indie, calgary

    Singer-songwriter Lorrie Matheson honed his writing and performance skills in the storied Calgary bands Anxious Poets and Fire Engine Red. Fire Engine Red's 1995 album 1530 spawned the single “Shank Pony.” After Fire Engine Red called it a day, Matheson spent some time Edmonton's Pal Joey.

  • Lowlands

    (778 listeners)

    psychedelic rock, indie, indie rock, post-rock

    At least two bands are called 'Lowlands'. The first is an Italian band: formazione attuale: edward abbiati: voce e chitarre, simone fratti: basso, phil ariens: batteria, chiara giacobbe: violino, rob diana e francesco verrastro: chitarre, ste brandinali: piano, stefano speroni: chitarra acustica.

  • Marc Ribot y Los Postizos Cubanos

    (4 listeners)

  • Marco Calliari

    (11,107 listeners)

    italian, quebec, canadian, folk

    Quebecois with Italian roots, Marco Calliari expresses, through his solo project, an Italian nationalist folklore colored by an actual world beat.

  • Mark Berube

    (1,945 listeners)

    under 2000 listeners, folk, singer-songwriter, coolest muthafucka that ever lived

    At 9 years old, he was among a dancing crowd of 10,000 watching the late South African pop star Brenda Fassie at Somhlolo Soccer Stadium, Swaziland, Africa.

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter

    (183,514 listeners)

    country, female vocalists, singer-songwriter, folk

    Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey) is a highly successful country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. According to Songfacts, Carpenter had a fairly privileged upper middle class upbringing. Her father was at least partly responsible for her embarking on a musical career.

  • Mercedes Peón

    (5,855 listeners)

    folk, galiza, world, galego

    Mercedes Peón burst on the international music scene with her debut, Isué, a record of traditional and original Galician music that both reveres the past and also picks it up by the scruff of the neck and carries it into the modern age - not unlike a Spanish version of Värttinä, both in feel and execution.

  • Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three

    (10,452 listeners)

    blues, folk, ragtime, swing

    For solo credited work see http://www.last.fm/music/Pokey+LaFarge Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose well-rounded arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music.

  • Rae Spoon

    (7,275 listeners)

    folk, folk pop, country, canadian

    Rae Spoon.... Rae Spoon is a young artist who proudly follows in the time-honored tradition of the singers they respect.

  • Randy Newman

    (360,579 listeners)

    singer-songwriter, piano, soundtrack, pop

    Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) is a singer/songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is notable for his mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for his many film scores.