Contemporary musicians. Volume 80 : profiles of the people in music / Tracie Ratiner, project editor.
Contributor(s): Ratiner, Tracie [editor.] | Gale Group.Material type: TextSeries: Gale virtual reference library.Publisher: Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (viii, 393 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781573024396 (electronic book).Subject(s): Musicians -- Biography | Rock musicians -- Biography | Rock groups -- Biography | Jazz musicians -- Biography | Rap musicians -- Biography | Rhythm and blues musicians -- Biography | Folk musicians -- Biography | New Age musicians -- Biography | Blues musicians -- Biography | Country musicians -- Biography | Gospel musicians -- Biography | Reggae musicians -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Contemporary musicians, Volume 80.DDC classification: 780.922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references, discographies and indexes.
Above & beyond, crafters of progressive-trance tunes -- Priscilla Ahn, contemporary folk artist -- Clarence Avant, influential musician and producer -- Baroness, heavy metal rockers with an eclectic sound -- Beach House, dream-pop duo -- Beyonce Knowles, R&B superstar -- The Big Bopper, hit-making singer and songwriter -- Big Sean, rapper known for his hooks -- Breathe Carolina, high-energy electronic group -- Jake Bugg, rockabilly folk tunesmith -- The Builders and the Butchers, blenders of folk, country, and twangy rock -- T Bone Burnett, renowned producer and singer/songwriter -- CFCF, respected electronic artist and producer -- Cher, legendary singer and actress -- Clutch, alt-metal rockers -- Cut Copy, electronic group with a pop sensibility -- Danger Mouse, producer and DJ with a unique musical vision -- Deleted Scenes, creators of indie rock tunes with deeply personal lyrics -- DIIV, shoegaze popsters -- Dirty Projectors, prolific experimental-pop act -- Snooks Eaglin, blind blues guitarist and singer -- Elisa, singer of ethereal pop songs -- Empire of the Sun, electro-glam pop duo -- Eve 6, pop-punk group -- Everclear, grunge-punk rockers -- The Features, southern, psychadelic rock group -- The Felice Brothers, writers of rousing and heartbreaking tunes -- Field Music, musically complex tunesmiths -- Josee Gonzalez, singer/guitarist with a small but robust following -- Goo Goo Dolls, alternative power-pop rockers -- Ellie Goulding, singer of emotive folk-tinged songs -- Great Big Sea, blenders of an ancient style with a modern touch -- Skylar Grey, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter -- Jim Guthrie, multi-instrumental pop rocker -- The Head and the Heart, folky sextet -- John Hiatt, blues-based wordsmith -- Nellee Hooper, inventive dance-oriented pop music producer -- Hybrid, blenders of technology and live musicians -- Jessie J, chart-topping pop singer -- Jewel, contemporary folk singer and author -- Freddy Kempf, eclectic and skilled interpreter of works for piano -- Kenna, genre-defying musician and activist -- Amel Larrieux, contemporary R&B songstress -- Lenka, singer of atmospheric pop songs -- Carl Sonny Leyland, boogie and blues pianist -- Local Natives, band that features polished vocal harmonies and rhythmic melodies -- The Mavericks, group that fuses country with rock & roll -- Paul McCartney, legendary singer and songwriter -- Justin Moore, country singer with small-town roots -- Mt. Helium, incorporators of Middle Eastern riffs into a new sound -- The Parlor Mob, crafted rock tunes with indie aesthetics -- Polica, shimmering dream-pop tunesmiths -- The Replacements, influential rockers -- Rihanna, dane-pop diva -- The Sadies, mixers of punk rock and country sounds -- Shakira, latin pop phenomenon -- Snarky Puppy, fusers of jazz, funk, and rock -- So Percussion, improvisatory drum ensemble -- Sting, influential musician who blends jazz, pop, and world music -- Swedish House Mafia, electro-dance supergroup -- Taking Back Sunday, creators of melancholic, aggressive rock music -- Tegan and Sara, twin sisters who perform a punk-pop/folk blend -- The Game, west coast rapper -- Josh Turner, country crooner with a rich baritone voice -- Tycho, performer of ambient electronica -- Keith Urban, hit-making country artist -- Suzanne Vega, influential folk-pop singer/songwriter -- WALK THE MOON, high-energy, alterna-pop combo -- Kanye West, award-winning rapper and producer -- Zedd, electronic dance music star.
Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.
Description based on print version record.