With vocals as deep and somber as the leaf strewn forest floor, Sean Rowe, a singer/songwriter from Troy, N. Y. offers listeners nature-infused acoustic work reminiscent of a time where humans were more connected with their surroundings.
Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes nailed it early in the evening: "Small venue. Sold out. One hundred degrees. No better place to be."
Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu make music that could have drifted out from the tube radio in your grandparents' kitchen: gorgeous country melodies, intricate acoustic guitar work and that voice.
Comparisons to the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons come easy these days, and while Dallas band the O's -- essentially the duo of John Pedigo and Taylor Young -- might recall both groups, the vitality and tunefulness of new track "Outlaw" is very much their own.
George Glass (the band, not the imaginary friend) plays easy-gliding rock with a flash of twang (in the fiddles) and power pop (in the harmonies and guitars). "AM Radio" sounds great on any frequency.