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Out of the ashes of the charmingly-retro Gentleman Callers, the Blind Eyes have risen up to add a dose of edgy, indie rock to the classic '60s garage-rock style.
With the voice of a junk yard dog, the guitar chops of blues maestro and the songs of a dirt road poet, James McMurtry has become a Texas songwriting legend. He visited KDHX for a solo acoustic live performance.
Drive-By Truckers started out as one of the loudest and sloppiest of novelty bands in the South; they're now one of the loudest and tightest of Southern rock bands anywhere. The DBTs taped a soundcheck performance for KDHX before their capacity show at the Pageant.
Caleb Travers has a way with a song and a melody that evokes his country roots but also takes in modern urban experience of romantic and personal discovery. The St. Louis native gave a live performance in the KDHX studios in advance of his Twangfest debut.
High and lonesome only begins to describe the sound of the everybodyfields. The band also draws indie rock and country blues into their old time but modern folks style. They appeared live in the KDHX studios in advance of their Twangfest debut.
Call them Americana, bluegrass or just "mountain soul" -- the Virginia string band Dixie Bee-Liners play acoustic music with clarity, joy and swift skill.
Chuck Prophet asks, "Who put the bomp in the bomp-shooby-dooby-bomp?" The San Francisco guitarist and songwriter answers with every note.
Though critics have compared Stephen Simmons to Steve Earle and Ryan Adams, the Tennessee-based singer and songwriter has an honest, clear-eyed way of seeing the world that's very much his own. Simmons joined Feel Like Going Home for conversation and a trio of stripped-down songs.
Though their early recordings suggest the old, weird Americana of Neil Young and the Basement Tapes, Jon Hardy & the Public have reinvented themselves as a blue-eyed-soul influenced pop band.
Fully clothed, Lucky Dan and Naked Mike made their way into the KDHX studios with a mixed-up but never confused take on classic rock, folk and pop.