A blues and piano icon in the making, Scottie Miller sings of love, loss, and perseverance with a rich, warm growl that soothes the spirit. Influenced by Professor Longhair, Chick Corea, and Jackson Browne, the Minneapolis native brought his blend of Mississippi River blues, funk, and jazz to Chicken Shack Alley.
True and new. The collection of tunes on Reconsider, the sophomore release from the Linemen, offers listeners classically-styled country infused with contemporary charm. The St. Louis quartet, veterans of KDHX's Twangfest 11, treated Jeff Corbin to some new songs on the Back Country.
A Southern Illinois version of Austria's von Trapps, the Bankester Family, comprised of Mom, Dad, four young daughters and a son-in-law, perform a mix of gospel, traditional, and contemporary bluegrass.
For those not well-versed in literature, a stack of Cliff's Notes may enhance the Jason and the Beast experience. The group melds edgy poetry with hip hop elements, creating an intensely alluring musical brew. Listen in as Jane Ellen and Ann behold the Beast on Literature for the Halibut.
Followers of Heartless Bastards crave the trio's blues-punk garage rock with its churning guitar, Erika Wennerstrom's distinctly rough voice and heartfelt lyrics. The band continues its stylistic journey on The Mountain. Will fans appreciate this evolution or deem it heartless? Decide for yourself via a live performance on Rocket 88.
Mamas, go ahead. Let your babies grow up to be cowboys, especially if those babies can entertain like the accomplished yodeler, story-teller, and trick-roper Cowboy Randy Erwin. With a rich baritone voice that slides up and down the musical register, this performer brought his kid-centric cowboy style to Musical Merry-Go-Round.
In Wayne's world, classic rock artist Wayne Givens rules the earth. Channeling bands like the Beatles and Pink Floyd, he does it all -- writing, producing, singing, and playing every instrument -- on the new CD, Forces of Nature. Givens performed live on Pop! the Beat Bubble Burst.
Wayne "the Train" Hancock's self-described "juke joint swing" inspires audiences to yee-haw, whistle, clap -- and above all dance. Hancock and his band harness twangy vocals, stand up bass and steel guitar for a high-spirited ride.