Tommy Sands and Fionan and Moya
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
The Holmes Brothers
Legendary singer and social activist Tommy Sands is one of Ireland’s most powerful songwriters and performers, using music to bridge cultural differences. Tobago’s grand dame Calypso Rose, the first female Calypso Monarch, has written over 800 songs, from fun-loving party numbers to politically and socially conscious anthems. Folk troubadour Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, whose nickname was bestowed on him by Odetta’s mother, formed the link between Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. The Holmes Brothers mix Saturday night’s roadhouse rock with the gospel fervor and spine-tingling harmonies of Sunday’s church service.(Source)
Lizz Wright’s smoky, full-bodied voice stirs jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues into prayerful meditations on her Southern roots. Living legend Allen Toussaint’s work as composer, producer, and performer helped shape the sound of American music, reaching deep into R&B, soul, funk, pop, country, gospel, blues, and jazz with his easy-going charm and the seductive, percolating rhythms of his native New Orleans.