One of St. Louis' finest songwriters, Beth Bombara, created her new, self-titled album in the city and the alt-country roots from which she grew are evident throughout in this live performance.
She's a bit of punk rock with alternative-country roots, but to say Lydia Loveless is definable would be a disservice to her talent, as her cover of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" has such conviction, you'd think she wrote the song herself.
Chris Knight, a singer-songwriter from Slaughters, Kentucky, has had a long, interesting trip to his art.
Somewhere in the broad definition of Americana music is a small spot where solid vocal harmonies, acoustic instruments, and songs about living life meet in a shady place somewhere between bluegrass and folk. At that spot you'll find the Steel Wheels holding court in their Blue Ridge Mountain kingdom.
Some might call Ray Wylie Hubbard's sound country, some might say folk or Americana, but there's a lot of rock in him too, as is evident by his latest musical testimony.
The tragedy of Americana troubadour James McMurtry is that he has been flying under the radar far too long.
Andrew Combs proves the skills of the soul-baring, mellow '70s singer-songwriter are not extinct.
The new album by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors is a beautiful continuance of the confluence of their musical style, taking in country, rock and blues, and it melding into that new catch-all genre, Americana.
Taking several months off to regroup from personal crises and career burnout, singer-songwriter-road warrior Joe Pug has returned with renewed focus, energy and a love for his craft.