Behaviorist conundrums rarely sound as folksy and catchy as "What's What I Do" by the New York Staters of Last Good Tooth. We can't explain it, but we can sing along to it.
If you're not sure that country music is cool, then Hayes Carll has a sound thay may convince you.
Give a man a guitar and he will play you a song. Give Hayes Carll a guitar and he will bare his soul in a raw and honest way that few musicians can match.
What is country soul? It's Al Green and Joe South, a good song and a Hammond B3, a touch of Nashville and a dose of Muscle Shoals. And it's "Memphis," as sung by the young, gifted Kait Lawson.
Son Volt's "Honky Tonk" calls on inspiration drawn directly from the heartlands of America and takes on a much more classic approach to their alternative-country craft.
After four days in producer/guitarist Buddy Miller's home recording studio in Nashville, Tenn., Richard Thompson emerged with "Electric." The folk-rock maestro is far from being stuck on the treadmill, no matter what he says.