This year offered many great folk and singer-songwriter albums to enjoy. Here are my 10 favorites of 2012.
Formed in the heartland in the early 1980s by combining elements of roots rock with pop to create a more polished sound, the BoDeans have long been a quintessentially American band.
Imagine yourself in a coffeehouse: nestled in a broken-in chair, sipping your favorite coffee blend and enjoying the lovely vocals of St. Louis folk singer-songwriter, Monica Casey, whose peaceful storytelling brings attention to matters of the heart.
When three talented, established folk musicians get together to record an album worth of their songs and a couple of covers--as Red Horse has just done--the results can be amazing.
St. Louis is known for its hearty Irish and Americana music scenes, but no group in town bridges the gap like Joe Stickley and Sean Canan.
Four St. Louis-based singers and songwriters come together to harmonize, pick, strum and share songs during this special, acoustic, in-the-round session.
Like a bottle of scotch, age is a good thing in a singer-songwriter. The songs of David Olney are more than enough proof.
Heard of Sarah Jarosz? If not, you will. Her name may be unfamiliar, but the supporting cast on her latest recording will surely ring lots of bells.