Listening to the flashback blues of John Nemeth calls to mind dark alleyways and a half-pack of cigarettes, wrong turns with the wrong women. But if you're listening to his tunes, at least you know you're doing one thing right.
R&B performer Tommy Dean was born in Louisiana in 1909 and grew up in Texas. He moved to St. Louis while in his 20s.
A great song always makes a connection -- with your heart, your body, your head, sometimes with your voice, when you can't stop singing or humming along. The DJs of KDHX know that feeling, and they love sharing it with the world. These are the songs that truly connected with them -- and we hope with you -- in 2014.
This list has it all: indie rock, blues, country, folk, pop, reggae, jazz and everything in between. It's the kind of year-end roundup KDHX loves to make, because it illustrates the passion and curiosity of our DJs -- and of you, our loyal listeners.
Chicago's Nick Moss Band is here to save the world one blues joint at a time.