Blues disciple Selwyn Birchwood conjures up a mean hoodoo stew with a side of steel guitar magic.
From his 2012 acclaimed debut "Time's All Gone," to his newest collection "Holly," Nick Waterhouse fluidly extracts the best of vintage music, from analog recording and vintage gear, to honey-coated back-up vocals and low-end saxophones -- but in doing so he creates something uniquely his own.
Under-the-radar alert: Here are eight recent album releases, all deserving of greater attention and all featuring American music -- meaning blues, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz, swing and everything in between.
This is the summer of Jack White. The 39-year-old guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and all-around Renaissance man has been nearly inescapable since the June release of his second solo album, "Lazaretto."
From the bush to the bayou, Ray Bonneville carved out his place on stage as an extraordinary storyteller and bluesman.
July is here, and now that the fireworks have faded away, we celebrate a full half year of independent music by taking a look at some of the best releases of 2014 thus far. The DJs of KDHX have picked their 10 favorites from the first six months of the year, with plenty of surprises in store.
As we hit the midpoint of another year, here are KDHX's top spins so far. These albums are time-tested 2014 releases that have excited our DJs over and over again.
Here are eight recent albums from the blues, soul and Americana side of the street that I think you'll find worthwhile.