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Liz Story - 59% match to Paul McCandless

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal New Age
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1957, Southern California, USA. Fascinated and attracted to pianos from an early age Story has produced a series of excellent solo piano albums over the past decade. Her debut in 1983 with Solid Colours showed considerable promise, having been influenced by both Mozart and Bill Evans. her music became identified with the new-age music that her record company Windham Hill Rec Read more

Alex De Grassi - 49% match to Paul McCandless

Genres: Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 February 1952, Yokosuka, Japan, and raised in California, USA.The acoustic guitar sound of de Grassi had much to do with the growth and success of the Windham Hill Records label during the 80s. His clean, open-tuned newage music was similar, although more complex, to that of founder William Ackerman. Together with another Windham Hill artist Michael Hedges, they pioneered Read more

William Ackerman - 47% match to Paul McCandless

Genres: New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 November 1949, Germany. Ackerman moved to California at the age of nine when he was adopted by a Stanford professor and his wife. He started playing the acoustic guitar at the age of 12, shunning the electric guitar and preferring open, modal tunings, heavily influenced by John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho. Following a home-made recording, the entrepreneurial Ackerm Read more

Nightnoise - 46% match to Paul McCandless

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nightnoise earned critical acclaim during the late 80s and early 90s for their seamless blend of traditional Celtic music, jazz and chamber music. The band was inaugurated in Portland, Oregon, USA, by former Bothy Band and Relativity member Micheál Ó Domhnaill (7 October 1952, Dublin, Eire, d. 8 July 2006, Dublin, Eire) and Billy Oskay (b. Kingston, New York, U Read more

Turtle Island String Quartet - 18% match to Paul McCandless

Genres: Classical Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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If one of the most interesting developments in popular music during the late 80s and early 90s was the blurring of boundaries within genres, probably the most extreme example of cross-fertilization was the melding of rock, pop or jazz with classical music. Among the most popular and exciting musical ensembles to fall under this category was the Turtle Island String Quartet. Read more

Paul Winter - 13% match to Paul McCandless

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Kater - 11% match to Paul McCandless

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal New Age
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William Coulter - 11% match to Paul McCandless

Genres: World Music
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