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BANDS & MUSICIANS

WORLD BEAT

Bands that play two or more styles of music from at least two parts of the world.

Andy Pond

banjo, vocal

Bands: Andy Pond and the CX-1 Blackhole Bluegrass Boys, CX-1

Anne Stafford

tenor sax

Bands: SambaDa

Annie Steinhardt

bass

Bands: Pele Juju

Antonio Onorato

percussion

Bands: Vinyl, Solo

B-Side Players

Karlos Paez - vocal, guitar

Reagan Branch - sax

Damian DeRobbio - bass

Victor Tapia - percussion

Luis Cuenca - percussion

Aldo Perretta - percussion

Emmanuel Alarcon - guitar, cuatro, vocal (ex-member)

Mike Benge - trombone (ex-member)

Ryan Moran - drums (ex-member)

Gerry Guevara - bass (ex-member)

Giovanni Mejia - guitar (ex-member)

Michael Cannon - drums (ex-member)

Camilo Moreno - congas, percussion (ex-member)

Jamal Siurano - alto sax (ex-member)

Kevin Nolan - trombone, trumpet (ex-member)

Andy Krier - keys (ex-member)

Omar Lopez (ex-member)

Russ Gonzales - tenor sax (ex-member)

Baldo Bobadilla

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acoustic guitar, vocal

Bands: Drinking With Clowns

Barbara Higbie

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Barbara plays everything from new age, folk, Celtic, bluegrass to pop/rock.

piano, violin, vocal

Bands: Solo, Montreux, Darol Anger/Barbara Higbie Quintet, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Hedges, Bobby McFerrin, Laurie Lewis, Teresa Trull, Ferron, Cris Williamson, Holly Near, Terry Riley, the Kronos Quartet, Katrina Krimsky, Henry Kaiser, Rob Wasserman, Jaron Lanier, Carlos Santana

Bert Lams

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Exceptional, classically trained acoustic guitarist who took Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft Course and co-founded the California Guitar Trio.

acoustic guitar

Bands: California Guitar Trio, League of Crafty Guitarists

Billy Frates

guitar

Bands: Vinyl

Billy Seawell

drums, tabla, percussion, vocal

Bands: Andy Pond and the CX-1 Blackhole Bluegrass Boys, Snake Oil Medicine Show, CX-1

Bobby Easton

guitar, vocal, percussion

Bands: Delta Nove

Brian Carey

percussion

Bands: New Monsoon

Brian Eno

keys, vocal, produced U2

Bands: Solo, Roxy Music, 801

Brindle

djembe, vocal

Bands: Pele Juju

California Guitar Trio

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Richards (Salt Lake City, Utah), Lams (Brussels, Belgium) and Moriya (Tokyo) are incredibly talented acoustic guitarsts who met at Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft Courses in 1987 and played in his League of Crafy Guitarists. They play a jaw dropping, all-instrumental mix of classical, rock, blues, jazz, world and surf music.

Paul Richards - acoustic guitar

Bert Lams - acoustic guitar

Hideyo Moriya - acoustic guitar

Chak

vocal

Bands: Solo

Chaka Moon

MySpace

bass, vocal, guitar, drums, keys

Bands: Solo, JoJo Kuo & The Afro-Beat Collective

Chris Berry & Panjea

Codi Remaklus

percussion, congas

Bands: Sol Jibe

Cole deFaymoreau

guitar, vocal

Bands: Naomi & the Courteous Rudeboys

Colin Douglas

drums

Bands: Parallel 23

CX-1

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From Asheville, North Carolina, they deftly mix reggae, bluegrass, jazz, Indian, Latin, funk and klezmer, often with three genres in one song!

Dana Hutson

vocal, percussion

Bands: Pele Juju

Cheryl Terwilliger

trumpet

Bands: Chopteeth, Zeala

Dale Fanning

drums

Bands: Living Daylights

Dandha Da Hora

vocal, percussion

Bands: SambaDa

Danny Cao

trumpet

Bands: Vinyl

Dave Watts

drums

Bands: The Motet

David Lindley

guitar, vocal, Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, Irish bouzouki, banjo, violin

Bands: Solo, David Lindley & El Rayo-X, Wally Ingram, Jackson Browne, the Kaleidoscope, Ry Cooder, Henry Kaiser, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby & Nash, Warren Zevon, Hani Naser

Deb Lane

drums

Bands: Pele Juju

Deja Solis

vocal, dance, percussion

Bands: Hamsa Lila

Delta Nove

Rob Covacevich - tenor sax, vocal, percussion, clarinet, flute

Bobby Easton - guitar, vocal, percussion, whistle

Matt "Viking" Welch - bass, percussion, vocal

Dominic Feedham - drums, percussion, vocal

John Harrington - trumpet (ex-member)

Heath Bennett - percussion, vibes, steel drum (ex-member)

Dominic Feedham

drums, percussion, vocal

Bands: Delta Nove

Dominic Lalli

tenor sax

Bands: The Motet

Doug Thomas

tenor sax, flute

Bands: Vinyl

Drinking With Clowns

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Baldo Bobadilla - acoustic guitar, vocal

Kris Trujillo - drums, percussion, vocal

Martin Arroyo - bass

Marrio Williams - drums, percussion, vocal (ex-member)

Elaine Beggelman

alto sax

Bands: Pele Juju

Entrain

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Mishmash of rock, blues, ska, jazz, Brazilian, funk, calypso and Afrobeat.

Euforquestra

Evan Fraser

Kalimba, melodica, keyboard, jaw harp, percussion

Bands: Hamsa Lila

Garrett Sayers

bass

Bands: The Motet, Magic Gravy, Kyle Hollingsworth Band

Gary Kehoe

drums

Bands: SambaDa

Geoff Vaughan

bass

Bands: Vinyl

George Pond

bass, guitar, vocal

Bands: Andy Pond and the CX-1 Blackhole Bluegrass Boys, Snake Oil Medicine Show, CX-1

Greg Raymond

keys

Bands: The Motet

Hamsa Lila

Nikila Badua - vocal, dance, percussion

Deja Solis - vocal, dance, percussion

M.J. Greenmountain - vocal, congas, djembe, talking drum, percussion

Ian "Inkx" Herman - drums, samples

Vir McCoy-Sintir - bass

Evan Fraser - Kalimba, melodica, keyboard, jaw harp, percussion

Hanuman

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Heath Bennett

percussion, vibes, steel drum

Bands: Delta Nove

Ian "Inkx" Herman

drums, samples

Bands: Hamsa Lila, Tracorum, Mickey Hart Band

Jamie Janover

dulcimer, percussion

Bands: Zilla, Hanuman, Solo

Jason Moen

keys

Bands: Parallel 23

Jay Sanders

bass, guitar, vocal

Bands: Andy Pond and the CX-1 Blackhole Bluegrass Boys, Acoustic Syndicate, CX-1

Jayn Pettingill

sax

Bands: Pele Juju

Jeff Clark

vocal, piano, guitar, percussion

Bands: Entrain

Jeff Pershing

MySpace

bass, vocal, guitar

Bands: The Jeff Pershing Band, The Dana Hubbard Band

Jessee Havey

vocal

Bands: The Duhks

John Harrington

trumpet, vocal, percussion

Bands: Delta Nove

John Korty

keys, organ

Bands: Vinyl

Johnny Trama

guitar, percussion

Bands: Entrain

Jordan McConnell

guitar, vocal

Bands: The Duhks

Justin Degenhardt

bass

Bands: Naomi & the Courteous Rudeboys

Justin Kruger

drums, turntable, guitar, vocal

Bands: Sol Jibe, Keyser Soze, Sly Buford, Sonic Nation (formerly The Electrosonics), Mr. Beegle, Jambalaya Blue

Kevin Dorn

bass

Bands: SambaDa

Kris Trujillo

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drums, percussion, vocal

Bands: Drinking With Clowns

Lenny Bradford

bass, percussion, vocal

Bands: Entrain

Leonard Podolak

banjo, violin, vocal

Bands: The Duhks

Leftover Salmon

Bill McKay - organ, keys, vocal

Drew Emmitt - mandolin, violin, guitar, vocal

Greg Garrison - bass

Jose Martinez - drums

Mark Vann - banjo

Noam Pikelny - banjo

Vince Herman - guitar, vocal

Jeff Sipe - drums

M.J. Greenmountain

vocal, congas, djembe, talking drum, percussion

Bands: Hamsa Lila

Marcel Menard

percussion

Bands: SambaDa

Maria Christina Eisen

tenor sax

Bands: Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra, Dub is a Weapon, Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Schmendricks, The Woes, The Chris Conly Trio+1, The Medicine Women Roots Ensemble, The Monster Zero Orchestra, The Ideas, Benny Reitveld, Thought, HiLoFi, Kyle Jason and the Soul Power Movement, Soul Be It, Fire of Space, Eagle Ager, The Dirty Gauchos, Kiss Kiss, TV on the Radio, Irv Irving, The Pimps of Joytime

Mark Donovan

guitar

Bands: The Motet

Marrio Williams

drums, percussion, vocal

Bands: Drinking With Clowns

Martin Arroyo

bass

Bands: Drinking With Clowns

Marty Vlitalo

drums

Bands: New Monsoon, Blue Man Group

Matt Lucas

percussion

Bands: Parallel 23

Matt "Viking" Welch

bass, vocal, percussion

Bands: Delta Nove

Maurizio Ravalico

percussion, guitar, drums, flute

Bands: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, Jamiroquai, James Taylor Quartet, Jesus Alemani, Snowboy, Alex Wilson, Tumbaito, Herman Oliveira, Paul McCartney, Paul Young, Dennis Rollins, Kaidi Tatham, Dego McFarland, Afroshock, Ezzthetic, F-Ire Collective, Meta Meta, Fire Large Ensemble, Oren Marshall

Mecca Bodega

Michael Franti

vocal, guitar

Bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Mix of Hip Hop, Reggae, Afrobeat, Latin and Funk.

Michelle Shocked

vocal, guitar

Bands: Solo

Milton Merlos

acoustic guitar, vocal

Bands: Sol Jibe

Molly Higbie

guitar, vocal

Bands: Pele Juju

Naomi & the Courteous Rudeboys

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Russell Kreitman - keys, vocal

Naomi Gongola - vocal, acoustic guitar

Justin Degenhardt - bass

Cole deFaymoreau - guitar, vocal

Johnny B - drums

Naomi Gongola

vocal, acoustic guitar

Bands: Naomi & the Courteous Rudeboys

Nikila Badua

vocal, dance, percussion

Bands: Hamsa Lila

Olu Dara

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Papiba Godinho

guitar, vocal, percussion

Bands: SambaDa

Parallel 23

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Matt Lucas - percussion

Jacob Moen - keys

Colin Douglas - drums

Sam Bevan - bass

Paul Simon

guitar, vocal

Bands: Simon & Garfunkel, Solo

Patrice Blanchard

bass

Bands: JoJo Kuo & The Afro-Beat Collective, Amayo's Fu-Arkist-Ra, The Torsos, Etta James, Eric Bolivar, Chris Berry

Pele Juju

Molly Higbie - guitar, vocal

Annie Steinhardt - bass, violin

Dana Hutson - vocal, percussion

Brindle - djembe, vocal

Deb Lane - drums

Jayn Pettingill - sax

Shelley Doty - guitar

Afia Walking Tree - percussion

Trace Ashleigh - percussion, vocal (ex-member)

Elaine Beggelman - alto sax (ex-member)

Phillip Young

sax, percussion, vocal

Bands: Entrain

Pigbag

Rajiv Parikh

tabla, percussion

Bands: New Monsoon

Richard Bona

MySpace Home Page

bass, vocal

Bands: Solo, ATN Stadwijk, Vinnie Colauita, Susheela Raman, Djavan, Mike Stern, Gil Goldstein, John Legend, Didier Lockwood, Eric Lelann Marc Fosset, André Ceccarelli, Manu Dibango, Salif Keita, Joe Zawinul, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Chaka Khan, Harry Belafonte, Tito Puente, Bob James, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, Steve Gadd, Joni Mitchell, Harry Connick Jr., Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Queen Latifah, Jacky Terrasson, Bobby McFerrin, David Sandborn, Joe Sample, Chick Corea, George Benson

Rod Covacevich

tenor sax, flute, clarinet, vocal, percussion

Bands: Delta Nove

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Excellent all-instrumental, acoustic guitarists from Mexico.

Russell Kreitman

keys, vocal

Bands: Naomi & the Courteous Rudeboys

Ry Cooder

guitar, vocal

Bands: Solo

Sam Bevan

bass

Bands: Parallel 23

Sam Holmstock

percussion, trombone

Bands: Entrain

SambaDa

Dandha Da Hora - vocal, percussion

Gary Kehoe - drums

Kevin Dorn - bass

Marcel Menard - percussion

Anne Stafford - tenor sax

Papiba Godinho - guitar, vocal, percussion

Scott Messersmith

percussion

Bands: The Motet

Scott Senior

percussion

Bands: The Duhks

Serkan Karaman

guitar

Bands: Solo

Shakti

Shelley Doty

guitar

Bands: Pele Juju

Sylvain Carton

tenor sax, alto sax, baritone sax, flute, guitar

Bands: Aphrodesia, Mitch Marcus Quintet, MMQ + 13, Amaldecor, Japonize Elephants, Immersion Composition Society

Tania Elizabeth

violin, vocal

Bands: The Duhks

The Duhks

Tania Elizabeth - violin, vocal

Scott Senior - percussion

Leonard Podolak - violin, banjo, vocal

Jordan McConnell - acoustic guitar, vocal

Sarah Dugas - vocal

Jessee Havey - vocal (ex-member)

The Jeff Pershing Band

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Jeff Pershing - guitar, bass, vocal

The League of Crafty Guitarists

MySpace

Robert Fripp - acoustic guitar

The Motet

Scott Messersmith - percussion

Dave Watts - drums

Dominic Lalli - tenor sax

Greg Raymond - keys

Garrett Sayers - bass

Mark Donovan - guitar

Tom Major

drums

Bands: Entrain

Tommy Emmanuel

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Utterly phenomenal Australian acoustic guitarist who picks with all ten fingers (fingerstyle) and is quite an energetic and humorous live performer. Safe as can be to say he's among the three best acoustic guitarists.

acoustic guitar, drums

Bands: Chet Atkins, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Les Paul, Tina Turner

Tony Kofi

baritone sax, tenor sax

Bands: Solo, The Tony Kofi Trio +1, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, The Jazz Warriors, Billy Higgins, Branford Marsalis, Byron Wallen's Indigo, Claude Deppa's A.J.E. & Horns Unlimited, Cheikh Tidiane Fall Quintet, Clifford Jarvis, Courtney Pine, Digable Planets, Donald Byrd , Dr Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson, Gary Crosby's Nu-Troop, Jean Toussaint Big Band, Julian Arguelles, Julian Joseph Big Band, Jazz Jamaica Allstars, Queen Latifah, Ralph Moore, Salt'n'Pepper, The David Murray Big Band, US-3, The Township Express Orchestra, Tim Richards' Great Spirit, The Grand Union Orchestra, Andrew Hill's Anglo-American Big Band, Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra, Lucky Ranku's African Jazz Allstars

Trace Ashleigh

percussion, vocal

Bands: Pele Juju

Vinyl

MySpace Home Page Jambase Archive

Geoff Vaughan - bass

Jon Korty - organ, harmonica

Billy Frates - guitar

Alex Razon - drums

Danny Cao - trumpet

Aaron Saul - alto sax

Doug Thomas - tenor sax, flute (ex-member)

Johnny Durkin - percussion (ex-member)

Sean Onorato - percussion (ex-member)

Antonio Onorato - percussion (ex-member)

Vir McCoy-Sintir

bass

Bands: Hamsa Lila

Vusi Mahlasela

Home Page MySpace

vocal, guitar, percussion

Bands: Solo, Dave Matthews, Xavier Rudd, Derek Trucks, Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Willy Deville

guitar, vocal

Bands: Mink Deville, Solo

Zach Deputy

guitar, keys, vocal

Bands: Paul Kearns, Solo

Zeala