Cover of: Contemporary musicians | Tracie Ratiner

About the Book

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.

About the Edition

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.

Table of Contents

Ambulance LTD, shoegaze indie rock group
Antony and the Johnsons, heartfelt singer with ethereal vocals
David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up
Avett Brothers, rootsy rockers with a punk edge
Backstreet Boys, internationally popular boy band
Bell Biv Devoe, R&B trio that mixes hip-hip and soul
Bjork, Icelandic singer/songwriter with a world sound
The Black Ghosts, electronic dance music duo
The Blow, performing artist and electronic rock singer
Bonobo, pioneering musician and producer of electronica
Boys Like Girls, four-piece pop-punk group
Cat Power, soulful independent rocker
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, unsigned indie rock group
David Cook, innovative American Idol rocker
Dave Matthews Band, immensely popular jazz/pop band, Danielle de Niese, rising young opera star
The Dramatics, funky soul singers and entertainers
Dropkick Murphys, Celtic-influenced American punk band
The 88, infectious power-pop quartet
Emerson Drive, country music group with Canadian roots
A Fine Frenzy, contemporary musician influenced by literature
Flight of the Conchords, quirky folk duo from New Zealand
Flyleaf, heavy metal Christian Goth band
The Fratellis, short-lived pub rock band
Get Set Go, energetic power-pop group
Ghostface Killah, original Wu-Tang member turned solo rap artist
Gomez, Brit-pop band with roots in American music
David Guetta, French DJ and successful music producer
Incubus, heavy metal rock band with an eclectic style
Jamiroquai, electric jazz-influenced British band
Janine Jensen, Dutch violinist embracing digital music
Casey Kasem, American Top 40 radio show icon
Alicia Keys, hip-hop singer with classical piano training
Lady Gaga, modern glam pop-rocker
Marcy Playground, charismatic grunge rock group
Ricky Martin, energetic Latin pop singer
Kylie Minogue, night club pop diva
Mandy Moore, pop singer from Broadway background
Alexi Murdoch, alternative rock singer with broad appeal
Kate Nash, singer/songwriter with retro-London sound, Matt Nathanson, alternative rock singer and showman
Paolo Nutini, wide-ranging pop singer
Old Crow Medecine Show, vintage acoustic folk band
Onerepublic, former music producer leads pop band
Landon Pigg, self-taught pop musician
Pinback, postmodern indie rock group
Pitbull, reggaeton rap artist
Placebo, British rock trio
Play, fashionable Swedish pop group
P.O.D, hard-rock Christian band
Pomegranates, indie rock quartet
Jerry Reed, influential country singer
Robyn, electronic dance and pop singer
Rogue Wave, San Francisco-based pop group
Runaways, edgy all-girl rock band
Seether, South African heavy metal band
The Servant, rock group with funk and soul influences
She and Him, pop duo with classic rock style
Spoon, indie rock group
Stars, synthesized indie band
Sugababes, all-female pop singing group
Tally Hall, Detroit indie rockers
Sebastien Tellier, progressive French singer/songwriter, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, Australian rock band
Viva Voce, married pop rock duo
Rufus Wainwright, classical jazz and broadway-styled singer
We Are Scientists, internationally popular indie rock group
White Stripes, bluesy rock duo
Wilco, pop band with country and punk roots
Yungchen Lhamo, Tibetan traditional spiritual singer.

Edition Notes

"ISSN 1044-2197."

Includes bibliographical references, discographies and indexes.

Description based on print version record.


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1414457065, 0787696196
9781414457062, 9780787696191

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