Ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” — Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Toure (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and guitarist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. Best known in the West for his work with Ry Cooder (ranked […]
The Tallest Man On Earth is the moniker of Kristian Mattson – Swedish singer-songwriter. Before starting his solo career in 2006, he was playing guitar in Swedish indie band Montezumas. His music is based in folk and blues sound with English lyrics. During his career Kristian released two EPs and three full-length albums, his latest […]
A South Korean of Japanese birth Mototaka Koto is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has been known to be in 4 bands at the same time: Misty Blue (Rock), Sunrise Stone (Pop), Plastic Arrow (grunge) and United Soul Reunion (Rock, Funk, Blues). The later, the title of this recommendation. Taking inspiration from such artists […]
Receiving her first guitar as a birthday present, in junior high ????? (Akane Hokari) dreamed of being a singer/songwriter. At the end of her second year of high school she was performing live in front of the Yokohama station. Influenced by such artists as Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Alicia Keys, Carole King, Silje Nergaard, Yamazaki […]
Carlos Varela is a singer/songwriter from Cuba. He was born on 11th of April 1963 in Havana, Cuba. He started to write his songs at the age of 15 and in 1980 joined Nueva Trova movement — musical movement based on traditional Cuban music — trova, with lyrics about social and political changes of Cuban […]
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Shannon Curfman burst upon the blues and roots rock scene in 1999, with her major-label debut for Arista Records, Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions. Her exceptionally well-produced, well-sequenced debut album won her rave reviews all over the U.S. and Canada. Curfman made several U.S. club tours in support of the album, garnered […]
rank Turner is an English folk/punk singer-songwriter from Meonstoke, Winchester UK. Initially the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, Turner embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band’s split in 2005.
“With a past steeped in love, loss, death, addiction, human suffering, torrid tales of flirting with the devil, the wrath of deep south religion, more southern-gothic lore than a Tennessee Williams play and a constant walk on a moral tightrope, James Scott Bullard’s songs reflect not just his own life, but real life. He has […]