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Q&A With The Knockouts

What’s the meaning of your band name? Formed by Johan Frandsen in 1996, the band title THE KNOCKOUTS can mean lots of different things – THE KNOCKOUTS have respectively gained a reputation for being an amazing live act – perhaps that says...

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Q&A With The Dustbowl Revival

Describe your nominated work: “Dan’s Jam” started as a get-up-and-dance bluegrass instrumental tune before we added the horn part and the rather…suggestive lyrics. It’s about telling the gal you love that no matter what she does or where she goes… you can’t...

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Q&A With The Black Lillies

What’s the meaning of your band name? I spent over a year driving a truck and thinking of band names daily. I figured it had better be right – it might just stick. I first wrote the song “Where the...

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Q&A With Stone Crusher

What’s the meaning of your band name? It actually has a double meaning. For one, a stone crusher is a powerful transmission for GM models. It is also the name of an intimidating, colossal creature made of stone but benevolent in nature....

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Q&A With Spottiswoode

What’s the meaning of your band name? My band name, Spottiswoode & His Enemies, means that at the time I formed the band I assumed my band would sooner or later start to hate me and that the music I played was...

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Q&A With Shortstack

What’s the meaning of your band name? It’s a type of locomotive. It’s sort of a reference to a line in the Hank Williams‘ song “Ramblin’ Man.” We picked that name so long ago none of us remember any other contenders....

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Q&A With Selasee

Describe your nominated work: The nominated work titled “Saidaway” means ‘hear my voice,’ was composed around the ‘palmwine guitar’ style that originates from Ghana, West African.this finger picked guitar rhythm which is heard in the intro of the song. It has a...

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Q&A With Scrapyard Lullaby

What’s the meaning of your band name? We were looking for a name with some inherent contradiction. While listening to Chris Whitley‘s “Scrapyard Lullaby” (Dirt Floor), it finally came to us!...

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