A choice cut from the new album by Dolly Varden, "Saskatchewan to Chicago" offers a master class on the art of transforming tradition into something fully contemporary, fully beautiful but still fully folk.
Veteran St. Louis band the Half Knots have been flying under the Americana and twangy-pop radar for years, but a song as catchy and evocative as "Drive Away" deserves a wider audience.
On Songwriters Showcase every Sunday morning 10 a.m.-noon Central, I enjoy sharing old favorites and new releases with listeners. Here's 10 of the latter that I most enjoyed this year.
We asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to pick their "Songs of the Year," and as you'd expect, they turned in an incredible range of styles and sounds and themes. Taken as a whole, these 33 songs provide a snapshot of the music that made us dance and sing in 2012.
The clock is ticking on 2012, and now's the time to look back on all the amazing new releases the year had to offer. The DJs of 88.1 KDHX did just that, picking their top 10 albums of the year.