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.
As far as duos go, you'd be hard-pressed to find one as solid and adventurous as the Charleston, South Carolina group, Shovels and Rope.
Hailing from Brown County, Indiana, Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band injects a little Midwest hospitality into the Delta blues, creating a unique sound while remaining true to the originators of the style.
The Ben Miller Band refers to their music as "Ozark Stomp," and that sounds as pure a description as can likely be found.
With over 20 albums to his credit, Jim Lauderdale is considered a songwriter's songwriter in the country and Americana genres.