Hero ~ Family of the Year

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Family of the Year is an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California consisting of members Joseph Keefe (vocals/guitar), Sebastian Keefe (drums/vocals), James Buckey (guitar/vocals), and Christina Schroeter (keyboard/vocals). Their music uses melodic male/female vocal harmonies and folk tale-style lyrics. They are perhaps best known for their international chart hit, “Hero”, which became a top 10 hit in …

No Quarter ~ Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted inblues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique …

Mother Earth ~ Kawika Kahiapo

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David Kaiupileokalani Kahiapo or Kawika Kahiapo is an American song writer and musician. Kawika’s story begins in the small town of Kane`ohe on the beautiful windward side of O`ahu. One cannot think about the windward side without images of the breathtaking Ko`olau mountain range, lush, green valleys and the magnificent ocean views. Born to Samuel (Uncle Sam) and Josephine (Aunty …

Hoosier Blues ~ Joel Mabus

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“Joel Mabus is one of contemporary folk music’s most eclectic performers. A skilled guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin player and melodic songwriter, Mabus has played everything from traditional folk tunes to bluegrass, blues, and original songs.” Craig Harris at AllMusic.com Where is he from? He was born and raised in a working-class family in a modest Southern Illinois town, about …

Iris ~ Goo Goo Dolls

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The Goo Goo Dolls are a rock band that formed in 1987 in Buffalo, New York by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac. The Goo Goo Dolls initially consisted of John Rzeznik (vocals, guitar), Robby Takac (vocals, bass guitar) and George Tutuska (drums, percussion). While Takac and Tutuska had been long-time friends in school, Rzeznik was playing in the band The …

Shine On You Crazy Diamond ~ Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. They are known for philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. One of rock music’s most successful acts, the group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide including 74.5 …

Down in a Hole ~ Alice in Chains

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Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded out by drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Starr, who was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez. Although widely associated with grunge music, the band’s sound incorporates heavy metal …

American Pie ~ Don McLean

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Don McLean is an American singer-songwriter. He is most famous for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the songs “American Pie” and “Vincent”. “At his core Don is an American individualist – he does things his own way… Don is a poet like a Byron or a Keats in that regard for having a pop sensibility mixed with folk music and …

One of Us ~ Eric Bazilian

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Eric Bazilian is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, best known for being a founding member of the rock band The Hooters. Eric Bazilian was born at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia to a father who was a psychiatrist and a mother who was a concert pianist. He began playing the piano at age five, and his …

Punk Rock Girl ~ The Dead Milkmen

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The Dead Milkmen are an American satirical punk rock band formed in 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their original lineup consisted of vocalist and keyboardist Rodney Linderman (“Rodney Anonymous”), guitarist and vocalist Joe Genaro (“Joe Jack Talcum”), bassist Dave Schulthise (“Dave Blood”) and drummer Dean Sabatino (“Dean Clean”). The band distinguished themselves amid the local underground hardcore scene of the early …