KDHX DJs Chris Bay and Nick Acquisto discuss some of their favorite musical performances and discoveries from the first two days of the annual South by Southwest music conference and festival.
"Strugglin'" by I Am the Albatross is more than just another lo-fi foray into gothic country. The Austin-based trio has sure-footed, bluesy musicality and a great Leonard Cohen quote to get you brooding along.
"Folk music is the music of the people," says KDHX DJ Kelly Wells. Here's an inside look at Wells' passion for soulful folk, blues and Americana music as heard every Wednesday on "Steam-Powered Radio," 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Central.
The Claudettes take their name from none other than Claudette herself, the owner of the Oglesby, Ill. bar where they became the house band back in 2010.
Amos Lee is a hard man to put a label on. Right down to his name (it's a stage name), his genre -- an eclectic mix of rock, R&B, country and folk -- and his songs -- equal parts funky and soulful, serious and playful.
Seattle native Noah Gundersen is slowly, but surely, capturing the hearts of his listeners by wearing his own on his sleeve in his uninhibited songwriting.
Brush up on your German and warm up to the graceful country folk of Desiree Klaeukens on the banjo and fiddle-laced track "Warm In Meinem Herz" ("Warm in My Heart").