A Grammy nominated singer songwriter, Greg Brown is without a doubt the most important talent in his genre today. His rich baritone voice cuts to the core of his masterfully written songs. He's a captivating performer and storyteller who will draw you in and hold you spellbound for hours. Brown's songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed byWillie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
One of the finest singer/songwriters Brazil has produced, Fernando Holz is in a class with Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins, Djavan and Jobim. His voice is poignant, playful, caressing and his songs come from the soul. From samba to Brazilian pop and jazz to bossa novas, and even a Kurt Cobain cover, the Fernando Holz Group charms with its tight grooves and sensitive interplay. Sit back, sip a caipirinha and let the gentle tunes from Rio de Janeiro seduce you.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Tab Benoit, is definitely a man with the blues. He's one of a handful of bright rising stars on the modern blues scene who paid his dues as a road troubadour playing 250 nights a year. He's worked each of his brilliant records the old-fashioned way, playing anywhere and everywhere he and his band could play. Unlike so many others before him, Benoit understands that blues is not a medium typically in favor with 50,000-watt commercial rock radio stations.
From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, probably no one has more consistently led American music for the last fifty years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna.