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.
Commanding a stage as a solo performer can be difficult, but Andrea Davidson makes it look like a bit of magic, which is, of course, the result of a tremendous amount of hard work.
Dana Falconberry stopped by the KDHX studio for a three-song set crisp with Americana breeze and stories of exploration.
The Dive Poets are often described as an alt-country band, but the sound of "My Papa's Song," the lead track on their long-in-coming new album "Married to Your Ghost," is pure, loud rock 'n' roll, fueled by country and soul, as the best rock 'n' roll so often is.
An open-road song fueled by heartache, "Breakaway Speed" finds Mando Saenz, with the assistance of producer Mark Nevers of Lambchop and the harmony vocals of Kim Richey, at his most melodic and seductive.
The Southwestern Missouri band Ha Ha Tonka returns with the new song "Colorful Kids," a fetching and catching tune that builds upon all of their strengths, and sneaks in a Huck Finn reference for very good and meaningful measure.