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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.
Like father like son: Justin Townes Earle writes dusty, bluesy country-folk songs and sings them with plainspoken honesty.
Blending '70s country and AOR rock sensibilities, Jefferson County, Mo. country band the Misfits performed on Country Function and Bluegrass Junction.
Delivering a ration of R&B, funk and even some rap flows, Atlanta's Entropy hit the KDHX studios an old school groove throw down.
Otis Gibbs has been called a "level-headed yet skewed-view storyteller," but his political passions are clear and uncompromising. He brought his populist country to the KDHX studios.