Texas is known for giving rise to scores of influential artists in a host of genres, but bluegrass isn't among them. Cadillac Sky may be changing all that. Fusing the harmonies and rhythmic power of bluegrass with the reckless drive and expressive songwriting of rock & roll, the band paid a visit to KDHX for a live performance.
Graceful, gentle and yet spirited, 3 Penny Acre combines the unplugged sounds of bluegrass with a slightly more contemporary edge of Americana and singer-songwriter folk.
A real-life Mitch and Mickey duo, the Gordons are a husband and wife team that proves simpler really is better. Demonstrating folk music at its finest and purest, Gary and Roberta Gordon combine perfectly as musicians to create a timeless sound.
<p>An Alaskan family affair, Redhead Express is a bluegrass big band that spans familiar material from country music history, revving it all up with fiddles, banjos, guitars and some spectacular harmonies.</p>
Ryan Spearman is a one-man, acoustic music force of nature. He's worked with bands like the River City Buskers and High on the Hog, and as a solo artist he employs an arsenal of stringed instruments to express his love for blues, folk, country, rock and jazz.
David Davis & the Warrior River Band describe their music as "Southern soul bluegrass," and that just about covers their deeply traditional sound. The Alabama band has been burning up the bluegrass circuit for over 25 years.
Chicago-based progressive bluegrass band Cornmeal take the laid-back acoustic groove of the Grateful Dead and mix it with some blazing picking ala New Grass Revival.