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We're looking forward to joining you at WAA 2016 in Los Angeles. AnneMarie Martins and Jeff Laramie from SRO will be in Booth 710. 

Stop by for the most exciting International Attractions touring US/Canada, as well as renowned touring music groups from Americana to Classic Rock. You can preview our SRO's 2017/18 Artist Roster in full below.  We appreciate your consideration and look forward to working with you soon.

PS... If you'd like to arrange a specific meeting time/place at WAA, shoot one of us an email:

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ALTAN  
|  Summer 2017, February-March 2018   |   30th Anniversary Season!
With founding member, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan has existed as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the world stage. Their latest album release features guest musicians from Nashville and honors traditional tunes that have made their way to America. Symphony/orchestra charts available. "... one of the Celtic world's great treasures..." - Los Angeles Times

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BALLAKÉ SISSOKO & VINCENT SEGAL 
|  October - November 2017
In 2009, an unexpected, finely balanced, cross-cultural collaboration between two friends culminated in Chamber Music, an album released by the French label No Format! and by the U.S. label Six Degrees Records. After years of touring together Sissoko and Segal have created their own hybrid tradition, one that melds Sissoko's traditional kora playing with Segal's trip hop infused approach to the classical cello. Now, these two sonic voyagers have returned with Musique de Nuit - an album which may be even more spellbinding than its predecessor. "Mr. Segal, a Paris-based cellist, and Mr. Sissoko, a kora player based in Mali, create dazzling, hypnotic music that relies on what seems a telepathic level of communication and a deep respect for an implied groove." - Wall Street Journal

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BLACK ARM BAND 
|  Winter 2017, Spring 2018  |  NEW at SRO!
Black Arm Band is a collective made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, widely acclaimed at home and abroad for extraordinary music theatre performances, celebrations of Indigenous music, culture and language, with uniquely powerful visual imagery and text. The musical tradition and presentation is forged from over 40,000 years of history, infused with contemporary style. "Potent and all consuming... This is music to send shudders down your spine and bring tears to your eyes" - The Age (Australia)

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BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY 
|  General Availability  |  NEW at SRO!
The Black Jacket Symphony is a collective of veteran musicians who specialize in recreating classic rock albums with a traveling backline of extensive lighting and video production. A selected album, plus related hits, is performed in its entirety by musicians specifically selected for each album and band configuration. With no sonic detail overlooked, the performance is a complete rock concert experience! Now touring Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon nationally, as well as follow-up concerts from their extensive catalog.

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BONE HILL 
|  General Availability
Martha Redbone explores her Appalachian mining family's heritage and history in an epic piece that spans generations and a breadth of music genres. Redbone calls on her Native American and African American roots to tell this unexpected family story that unveils a shadowy part of American history through breathtaking original music, humor and layers of dramatic revelation. "Bone Hill is the true account of my ancestors, of post-slavery, and people of color working in the coal mines of Appalachia amid the laws of Jim Crow and our survival as the original people of that land as the world changes around us through the generations," said Redbone.

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CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO 
|  General Availability  |  New album in 2016!
The California Guitar Trio is Bert Lams from Belgium, Hideyo Moriya from Japan, and Paul Richards from United States. Touring and Recording for over 25 years, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders...everything from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly-arranged interpretations of jazz, classical music, and even surf rock. Terrific outreach programming, and/or co-bills with artists including Montreal Guitar Trio (by arrangement with Station Bleue).  "Winning, energetic, and highly accessible..." - Los Angeles Times

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CARLOS NÚÑEZ 
|  Winter 2018
Galician multi-instrumentalist, Carlos Nuñez, is a Celtic traditional music ambassador. His range is exemplary - one minute a medley of dance tunes played in an intoxicating combination of jazz, rock, Irish, and Galician settings, and the next a contemplative composition inspired by the legendary story of the ancient Milesians. As he describes it, Nuñez plays Celtic music with Latin passion. Symphony/orchestra charts, early music programs, and outreach programming available. "Few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Nuñez does." - Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal

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DARK STAR ORCHESTRA 
|  General Availability
Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring as a launching pad, DSO recreates the original song for song performance set list for an entirely new generation of Deadheads. They dip into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can "see" shows that happened long before they were born. Now in their 19th year (Nov 11, 2017 is the 20th anniversary show) and over 2600 shows performed, the band's determined commitment to "raising the Dead" has drawn national media attention and a huge "deadicated" fan base.

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GET THE LED OUT 
|  General Availability
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants ... a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

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GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS 
|  January to April
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. World-renowned impresario, Danny Chang, and choreographer, Angela Chang, combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Community and youth outreach encouraged.

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GONZALO BERGARA 
|  General Availability
After touring extensively with the John Jorgenson Quintet, Gonzalo Bergara has emerged a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist, mixing a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina to forge his own style of progressive gypsy jazz. Recent notable appearances with his "Blazing Quartet" (LA Times) include Playboy Jazz Fest, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Django Reinhardt Festival, Suev Guitar Fest, Merle Fest, and Strawberry Fest. Outreach programming available.

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JOHNNY CLEGG BAND 
|  Summer 2017
Johnny is one of South Africa's most celebrated sons. He is a singer, songwriter, dancer, anthropologist, and a musical activist whose infectious crossover music is a vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms. He exploded onto the international scene and broke through all the barriers in his own country. He tours with his 6-piece band from South Africa. "...a tremendously committed and gifted performer who remains deeply engaged with the world..." - Afropop Worldwide

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JONATHA BROOKE 
|  General Availability  |  New album in 2016!
American folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jonatha Brooke, is revered by devout fans, Hollywood, and Broadway for her poignant lyrics and complex harmonies. Of her soon-to-be-released album, Midnight.Hallelujah., she says, "Midnight can be a desperate time - a real soul-searching moment, alone in the dark. Maybe you're questioning everything. And then there's "Hallelujah" with its connections to faith and religion, yes, but also to joy and plain, unbridled happiness." Also available in My Mother Has Four Noses.

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KARLA BONOFF 
|  General Availability
With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity, and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to achieving chart success with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for such stellar artists as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff's ballads are now pop classics.

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LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III 
|  General Availability
Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and illustrious career highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, a 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album, and two previous Grammy nominations for "I'm Alright" (1985) and "More Love Songs" (1986). His latest album, Haven't Got The Blues (Yet), is a genre-busting collection of sharp poignant songs about drinking, gun control, heartbreak, pet ownership, and yes, New York City's arcane practice of alternate side parking. Also available in one-man play, Surviving Twin.

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MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES  
| General Avails | NEW at SRO!
Enriching the medium as America's first all-female mariachi ensemble, Reyna de Los Angeles bring sensitivity, beauty, warmth, and vivacious spirit to the historic art of mariachi. They have recorded three albums, shared the stage with world-renowned musicians like Vicki Carr, Guadalupe Pineda, Aida Cuevas, and Lucha Villa, and performed for some of the world's highest profile celebrities including Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack and Michelle Obama. Symphony/orchestra charts, holiday programming, and outreach programming available. Available to double bill with Mariachi Sol de Mexico.

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MARIACHI SOL DE MEXICO  
| General Avails | 35th Anniversary Season!
Mariachi master, Jose Hernandez, and his Sol de Mexico have a biography and history as rich and colorful as mariachi music itself. A proud fifth generation mariachi musician, Maestro Hernandez's mariachi roots trace back to 1879 to the birthplace of mariachi, the State of Jalisco, Mexico. Jose is recognized as having turned the mariachi genre into the international sensation it is today. Symphony/orchestra charts, holiday programming ( " A Merry-achi Christmas"), and outreach programming available. Available to double bill with
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MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT 
|  General Availability
Martha Redbone's uniquely American mixed heritage richly infuses the hollered melodies, ancient chants, and inspired hymns that characterize her distinctive fusion of roots music. Redbone is an acclaimed, dynamic live performer of Native American and African-American descent whose thoroughly modern music echoes an earlier time and space. Tours as trio, quintet, sextet, or septet.  Outreach programming available.   Also, new dramatic musical "Bone Hill: The Concert" . "[Her voice holds] both the taut determination of mountain music and the bite of American Indian singing." - New York Times
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MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES 
|  General Availability
A moving mother-daughter love story written and performed by Jonatha Brooke about caring for her mother in the last years of her life. After playing for 10 weeks at The Duke Theater on 42nd Street, the play garnered rave reviews. "Devastating and gorgeous. A poignantly funny, beautifully created narrative." - New York Times

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NIYAZ feat. AZAM ALI   
|  General Avail  |  NEW at SRO!
For more than a decade, notable electro-acoustic group, Niyaz, has stood at the forefront of cutting-edge global music by pushing the boundaries of traditional and modern music in order to unite people from different cultural and spiritual backgrounds. In 2016, in collaboration with interactive designer/ visual artist Jerome Delapierre, Niyaz presents "THE FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT"  a new immersive multi-media show unlike any other. This groundbreaking experience combines live musical and sacred dance performance with interactive technologies and advanced projection/ body-mapping techniques that respond to sound and movement in real time. The result is a new kind of digital scenography and live musical experience in which virtual and real space merge to create a three-dimensional environment that eliminates the distance between the audience and performers. SHOWCASE ARTIST... 2016 CINARS! 
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PATTY LARKIN   
|  General Availability
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her "soundscape experiments", while Rolling Stone praises her "evocative and sonic shading". Her latest release, Still Green, is a fresh approach to sound and life from a legendary songwriter who continues to amaze. Available to package with various artists including Shawn Mullins and Susan Werner. "An absolutely stunning guitarist." - Billboard

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SURVIVING TWIN 
|  General Availability
Loudon Wainwright's most recent project is part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show - a hybrid theatrical form consisting mainly of songs written by Loudon III, along with readings of magazine columns written by his late father, and photographs that span four generations of the Wainwright clan. "...quite moving, precisely because the relationships it depicts are so far from the anodyne ideal." - New York Times

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VICENTE AMIGO 
|  Fall 2017 (West); Spring 2018 (Midwest & East)
Latin Grammy Award-winning Vicente Amigo is known as one of the most dazzling Flamenco guitarists of his generation. Hailing from Cordoba, Spain, he has toured the world, receiving many of Spain's most important awards and honors. Amigo is a respected guitarist and admired for his constant artistic thirst and capacity for innovation and renovation. His latest work, Tierra (Sony Masterworks), was nominated for a 2013 Latin Grammy. "He is a master not only of playing the guitar, but of not playing - the silences between his notes at times hang almost visibly in the air ... it sometimes feels in his playing you can hear the music of heaven itself." - Easy Reader News

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VILLALOBOS BROTHERS 
|  General Avails | New CD in 2016! | NEW at SRO!
Brothers Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical, and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice with a high energy performance! Their debut album, Aliens of Extraordinary Abilities, led to honors including "Vox Populi" by Independent Music Awards; WNYC's 2013 Battle of the Boroughs winner; and Musical Curators for the 2015 Frida Kahlo Exhibit at the NY Botanical Garden. The group's follow-up CD release is expected Q4 2016. "Amazing... I hope the world gets to experience Villalobos Brothers!" - Marion J Caffey, Producer at the Apollo Theatre
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THE WAIFS 
|  Summer 2017  |  25th Anniversary Tour!
Beloved Australian folk rock band, The Waifs, are returning to North America with a 5-piece sound that's better than ever. A trip that began in a van in 1992, with the three troubadours playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them, has led The Waifs to multiple ARIA awards, platinum albums, and successful tours across the world, including opening for Bob Dylan in North America and Australia in 2003. The stripped down, cohesive return to their original sound in their latest studio album release, Beautiful You (2015), demonstrates that for these old friends, true chemistry never fades.

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Explore SRO's new website for the  most exciting International Attractions touring US/Canada, as well as  renowned touring music groups from Americana to Classic Rock. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to working with you soon.

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Jeff Laramie/President - jlaramie@sroartists.com
Annemarie Martins/US West & Canadaamartins@sroartists.com
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