Singer/songwriter Juana Molina is best known in South America as a comedic television actress, but her unique, surprising, and atmospheric songs have brought her comparisons to Lisa Germano and Beth Orton.
Small Sins began as a solo project for multi-instrumentalist Thomas D'Arcy as a way to get back into playing the music he truly wanted to write. Originally called "The Ladies and Gentlemen" and performing in all-white suits in support of their debut album, Small Sins were signed by Astralwerks in 2005.
Iowa native Desdamona is the premier female hip-hop artist in the Twin Cities. She's also creating opportunities for many other Twin Cities artists, helping to produce the Twin Cities first-annual women in hip-hop conference called "B Girl Be Hip-Hop Summit" in 2005.
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem are Signature Sounds recording artists from the east coast who have molded their sound from years of experience in different musical genres including swing, bluegrass, rock and blues.
Scotland native K.T. Tunstall didn't start playing with a band until she moved to the United States for one year in high school. She moved back to Scotland and immersed herself in the same scene that formed The Beta Band.