It may be tempting to dismiss Sara Bareilles as just another piano-playing pop princess with a couple of polished hits, but to do so is to overlook a diverse and growing young artist.
As singer-songwriters and writers of music criticism, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper have seen the world of country music from both sides of the stage.
A farmer and a singer-songwriter, Lyal Strickland draws both sustenance and musical inspiration from the land of rural Missouri.
Like Tom Waits or Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin is the type of songwriter whose songs have at times found greater success in the hands of others, but her latest album, "American Kid," proves once again that she is an outstanding vocalist and performer in her own right.
Blending elements of folk, pop and roots-rock, Seattle based singer-songwriter Ian McFeron effortlessly creates a groove that is all his own.
From the rock-guitar riff of the opening song to the muted horn of the closing track, Nashville singer Caitlin Rose makes clear she's on solid musical ground with "The Stand-In."
For over thirty years, Midwestern singer-songwriter Chris Vallillo has travelled the United States, giving voice to the people and places of what he has called "unmetropolitan America."
Tift Merritt is a rare artist: a talented and passionate songwriter, yet an authentic and down-to-earth woman as well.
Many songwriters lead storied lives, no doubt, but few are as successful and iconic as Kris Kristofferson.