Sand Sheff has been a cowboy, firefighter, minister, author, wilderness vagabond and recording artist. During a 5-year sojourn in Nashville, Music Row magazine called his music "the very definition of Americana".
Jed’s Dead is a Los Angeles based band that creates a dark blend of country rock and alternative roots music that they call “Folk-Noir.” The band has gradually expanded its sound outside the confines of alt-country, while still honoring the Americana tradition. Jed's Dead crafts songs that range from twangy, blues rockers to brooding, acoustic ballads with a touch of black humor.
Amy England is a singer-songwriter from Nantucket, Mass. Her first album Heart Like Mine has been described as a "mix of sassy vocals, folksy warmth, and bluesy swagger". The Title Track was included on the H.U.A.C.: Hot Unsigned (& Unsung) Americana Compilation compilation released to americana radio by Nashville's Catamount Records.
Born in Durham, NC, Lee made his way to NYC in 1971, lived in Los Angeles for a while and finally settled in Nashville a few years ago, collecting adventures enough to fill a dozen albums with "mostly true" tales.
Avant-garde folk/Americana artist Nancy K. Dillon grew up in a musical family on the dusty plains of Oklahoma just 6 blocks from Route 66 and that ribbon of highway and possibility shaped her vision and musical sensibility. Nancy’s 2004 debut CD “Just Let Me Dream” was well-received and widely acclaimed by radio and press alike.
www.HangJones.com The best Americana songs all have one thing in common: someone has to get shot. Singer/songwriter Stephen Grillos (vocals, guitar, mandolin) took this to heart when writing the songs for Hang Jones' debut album The Ballad of Carlsbad County.
Brenda Barbee - RMR Staff Reviewer (Roots Music Report ) While you would probably describe The Gousters CD as alt-country/Folk, these guys actually run the gamut of alternative variety and do it all extremely well. They play their own unique and distinctive brand of music ranging from hillbilly to folk to grunge rock and you are bound to enjoy it all.