Profiles Index - page 2
The Carter Family
The Carter Family was a country-folk band that eventually became one of the most influential groups in the history of folk, country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music.
All the members of the Infamous Stringdusters have had rather illustrious careers as backup and session players. Learn more about this exciting all-star bluegrass band.
The Felice Brothers may be of interest to anyone into the work of Townes Van Zandt, the Avett Brothers, or '60s folk-rockers like Bob Dylan adn the Byrds.
Asylum Street Spankers
Austin, Texas, supergroup Asylum Street Spankers is one of the best up-and-coming country blues groups around. Learn more about this talented sextet, and find some recommended MP3s and CDs.
Hazel Dickens has been a consummate force in the bluegrass, country and folk worlds, working and singing for feminist issues and the rights of the working class.
Boston-based singer/songwriter Meg Hutchinson is one of the most promising new contemporary folk artists on the scene.
Kimya Dawson's imagery-laden narrative songs are so original, it's hard to draw comparisons. Fans of Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, and Ani DiFranco will likely enjoy her work, even though it doesn't sound much like those artists.
Established in 1999, most of the Cherryholmes family band began playing their instruments for the first time that same year. By 2005, they had been named the Entertainers of the Year at the IBMA Awards.
Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg was one of the wave of sensitive singer-songwriters in the 70s, whose work was influenced by jazz, folk, pop and country.
Ben Harper is a consummate innovator and activist singer/songwriter.
Johnny Cash touched on gospel, country, folk, folk-rock and alt.country over the course of his career. Here's a look at the music and career of Johnny Cash.
Los Angeles-based duo the Ditty Bops is one of the most innovative nostalgic bands in contemporary folk music, marrying ragtime, western swing, folk, jazz and vaudeville with live puppet shows and other tools of fun, not to mention great music.
Eliza Gilkyson grew up in Los Angeles, the daughter of successful singer/songwriter Terry Gilkyson.
Eddie From Ohio
With sweet four-part harmonies and clear folk-rock influences, EFO has been winning fans over across the US for more than a decade.
Portland, Oregon's Foghorn Stringband is among the leaders of the new old time music revival.
The Alamanac Singers were the first American folk music group to organize and popularize protest and political music.
Patty Griffin happened on the contemporary American folk music scene in the late 1990s. Since then, she's been delighting audiences across the country, as her songs have been covered by artists ranging from the Dixie Chicks to Bette Midler.
Contemporary-progressive bluegrass banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck is often regarded as one of the best bluegrass pickers in the world.
Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Jackson Browne quickly became one of America's most beloved songwriters. His latest album, Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2007.
Lester Flatt is often considered one of the greatest bluegrass artists of all time. As an early member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys and then through nearly 20 years of collaboration with Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt made an indelible mark on American bluegrass.
Folk-blues troubador Greg Brown is best known for his low, grumbly voice and smooth, poetic lyrics that knock you silly.
Since winning the Kerrville New Folk competition in 1984, John Gorka has gone on to become one of the most prominent contemporary American folk songwriters.
Iron and Wine
Iron and Wine is a "band" made up of Florida-based singer/songwriter Sam Beam either solo or occasionally with friends, and is one of the artists at the forefront of the new 21st century folk-pop revival.
Nanci Griffith has dabbled in country, pop, and folk, and is considered one of the best female singer/songwriters in the folk circles.
Son of Woody Guthrie, and consummate folk-rock singer/songwriter extraordinaire, Arlo Guthrie has managed to carve himself a niche as one of the most important topical songwriters of his generation.