"Shotgun," the latest from Austin, Texas' Band of Heathens, reveals the veterans in a reflective and melodic mood, facing disappointment, finding new ways to move on, and discovering a memorable country-rock hook along the way.
Despite early morning rain, day two of LouFest proved to be a beautiful day to see live music in Forest Park.
Rain splattered St. Louis Sunday morning. The sight recalled last year, when LouFest was temporarily halted prior to Son Volt's set as a colossal storm pounded Central Field into a muddy pulp.
Court Yard Hounds, the new band formed by sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who were founding members of the Dixie Chicks back in 1989, are not a side project, at least not any more.
Trampled by Turtles have become the road warriors of the post-bluegrass, neo-folk, Americana whatever you want to call it scene.
Chased by torrid organ and nail-driving rhythms, "For Anyone" by Seattle's Star Anna gets to the point: the point of no return from personal demons in a soul's dark night.
With their sophomore effort "Amelita," Texas duo Court Yard Hounds embrace breezing southwest-folk style with biting lyrics sung in ringing harmonies by sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison.