Dolly Varden’s luxurious folk sound draws the listener into heartfelt lyrics.
The force is strong with Sturgill Simpson -- the force of hard-core country music, a la Waylon Jennings and George Jones, that is.
Pokey LaFarge let it be known last night that American roots music is alive and well in the city of St. Louis.
Amanda Cevallos may have Latin roots and may have been a VJ for a Latin music video show, but her sound is all Texas roadhouse.
While the sound and presentation of Pokey LaFarge's music continues to evolve, it remains firmly rooted in American styles of the past century.
Shannon McNally is on a mission to spread the word about New Orleans musician Bobby Charles, the man who wrote such classics as "Walking to New Orleans" and "See you Later, Alligator."
Finding a balance between pop and traditional tends to be a struggle for some contemporary country artists, but Caitlin Rose has been able to master it.
I first saw the Devil Makes Three on the live webcast of the Newport Folk Festival last summer and thought they sounded and looked a little like the really pissed-off folks that got stuck in Nebraska in the 1889 Land Rush: destined to build houses out of sod and eke out a living with crude hand tools.