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Folk Music Label Spotlight: Signature Sounds

By January 16, 2013

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Signature Sounds logoI'm not exaggerating when I say that Signature Sounds is one of those labels whose artists take up a serious chunk of my CD collection. From the time I discovered contemporary singer-songwriters like Erin McKeown and Kris Delmhorst, to my more recent obsession with envelope-pushing stringbands (Crooked Still, Joy Kills Sorrow), to storytelling topical songwriters like Caroline Herring and folk-blues chanteurs like Chris Smither...it seems like many of the best roads in contemporary folk, roots, Americana, and singer-songwriter music lead to this little New England-based indie label.

Last week, I turned a spotlight on Lake Street Dive - a quartet of impossible-to-pin-down genre-defiers who formed at the Boston Conservatory and have been piquing the interest of folks in my position over the past couple of years. So, it seemed like a great time to shed a greater light on the label which supports them. If you're looking for a deep, rich well of music to fall in love with, check out this brief history and profile of the fine folks who make up the Signature Sounds roster.

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