Joan Elizabeth Osborne is an American singer, songwriter, and interpreter of music, having recorded and performed in various popular American musical genres including pop, soul, R&B, blues, and country. She is best known for her recording of the Eric Bazilian song “One of Us”, from her debut album Relish. Wikipedia
Nathaniel David Rateliff is an American singer and songwriter based in Denver, whose influences are described as folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues. Rateliff has garnered attention with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the soulful R&B combo he formed in 2013. Wikipedia
Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Nicholas “Nick” Drain Lowe, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and producer. A noted figure in power pop and new wave, Lowe has recorded a string of well-reviewed solo albums. Along with vocals, Lowe plays guitar, bass guitar, piano and harmonica. Wikipedia
Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham
Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you
know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a
musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a
silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he
has no equal.
Starting with 1995′s ‘The Impossible Bird’ through to 2011′s ‘The Old Magic,’ Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of the New York Times to describe his live show as “elegant and nearly devastating.”
Richard Thompson is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He made his début as a recording artist as a member of Fairport Convention in September 1967. He continues to write and record new material regularly and frequently performs live at venues throughout the world. Wikipedia
Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Armatrading has also been nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996. Wikipedia
(February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American singer and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz and blues. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album titled Live at Blues Alley.
A Cure for Loneliness manifests the
same vibrant passion for music that’s motivated Peter Wolf for most of
his life. Growing up in an artistic, politically engaged family in the
Bronx, he became an early rock ‘n’ roll convert after attending an Alan
Freed rock ‘n’ roll revue that included performances by Chuck Berry,
Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Frankie Lymon. His
thirst for new and old sounds drove him to exploring blues, soul,
country, folk and jazz, inspiring weekly visits to Harlem’s Apollo
Theatre and leading to acquaintances with many of the music’s surviving
Wolf’s talent as a painter won him a grant to study
at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. While a student there, he
experienced a life-changing epiphany after jumping on stage to sing with
a blues band at a loft party. He soon talked himself into membership
in that band, The Hallucinations.
“I didn’t join a band to meet
girls,” Wolf recalls. “I joined my first band to meet musicians.
Painting was a fascination for me, but I was a music fanatic, and
sitting in with that band was a born-again type of experience for me. I
was transfixed, and myself and some of the guys in the band would check
out performances by the musicians we admired so much, like Muddy Waters
and John Lee Hooker and John Coltrane and Bill Monroe and the Stanley
Brothers. Those roots stayed with me.”
loquaciousness won him a job as an all-night DJ on the fledgling FM rock
station WBCN. Adopting the persona of “the Woofa Goofa,” he spun raw
rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues, channeling the spirit of the flashy,
fast-talking DJs he’d grown up listening to.
musical knowledge came in handy when he and some like-minded Boston
players formed the J. Geils Band, much of whose early repertoire was
drawn from Wolf’s vast record collection. The band soon became a local
favorite injecting a much-needed jolt of raw, uninhibited rock ‘n’ roll
into the ’70s scene and was soon signed by Jerry Wexler for Atlantic
Records. Between 1970 and 1983, the J. Geils Band released 13
influential albums, topped the pop single charts with 1981’s “Freeze
Frame,” “Love Stinks,” “Centerfold,” and earned a reputation as one of
rock’s most exciting live acts, thanks in large part to Wolf’s
flamboyant, hyperactive stage presence.
After going solo with 1984’s Lights Out, Wolf continued to stake out new musical territory with the subsequent releases Lights Out, Come As You Are, Up to No Good, Long Line, Fool’s Parade, Sleepless and Midnight Souvenirs, and A Cure For Loneliness. His solo work has seen him collaborate with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Merle Haggard, John Lee Hooker, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Little Milton, Wilson Pickett, Shelby Lynne and Neko Case. Wolf temporarily reunited with his J. Geils Band cohorts for live shows on several occasions between 1999 and 2015, but his solo career has remained his creative focus, as A Cure for Loneliness makes clear.
Tonio K. (a.k.a. Steven M. Krikorian, b. July 4, 1950) is an American singer/songwriter who has released eight critically acclaimed albums and has had original songs recorded by many of Pop, Rock, Country and R&B’s leading artists ranging from Al Green, Aaron Neville and Burt Bacharach to Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Vanessa Williams. His song, “16 Tons Of Monkeys,” co-written with guitarist Steve Schiff, was the featured tune in the 1992 Academy Award winning Live Action Short Film, Session Man. His work with Bacharach and Hip-Hop impresario Dr. Dre won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Recording in 2005.