Duncan Sheik, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter-composer, began his professional musical career playing with Lisa Loeb and played on His Boy Elroy's 1993 album. Duncan Sheik's eponymous debut album for Atlantic spawned the 1996 hit single "Barely Breathing" in the US, which remained on the charts for 55 straight weeks. Sheik's newest album, White Limousine, was released on January 24, 2006, on the Zoe Records label. The first single released from the album was the title track. Like its predecessor, Daylight, subtle electronic influences are a hallmark of Sheik's fifth studio album, as well as many songs that are politically charged.
Within two years of leaving her Silicon Valley career behind, 27-year-old Vienna Teng has appeared on the CBS Early Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and NPR, and has gained a large devoted fanbase, selling 60,000 copies of her first two albums. Vienna Teng reaches a new musical pinnacle on her third album, and debut for Zoe/Rounder, Dreaming Through the Noise. Producer Larry Klein provides Teng with the perfect setting for an unforgettable set of chamber-folk compositions, which showcase her sharp lyrical prowess as well as her skills as an accomplished pianist.