Idealistic and honest enough to soften the most jaded of hearts, Glen Hansard's songs occupy the space between the scars of love lost and the hope of love yet to be won.
Whitehorse may be a new band, but its passionate take on gospel, country and early rock 'n' roll has already hit its stride.
Backed by a swaggering band of ghostly music makers, Amy LaVere conjures the bluesy spirit of her hometown of Memphis with floor-stomping tunes and sweeping ballads.
Though they've only been playing together for some four years, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound have made a name for themselves on the soul revival circuit -- and beyond.
Open your ears and stomp your feet. The Head and the Heart takes care of everything in between with joyous pop folk.
With a voice that's weathered but still wide open, Alejandro Escovedo remains one of the true rock & roll poets of Austin -- and of America.
“…you’re the one that’s been causing all them riots over in vietnam. immediately turns t a bunch of people an says if elected, he’ll have me electrocuted publicly on the next fourth of july. i look around an all these people he’s talking to are carry blowtorches / needless t say, i split fast go back t the nice quiet country…”(2)
At times seductive and at times witty, Jessica Lea Mayfield's deep drawl never obscures the dark ache and heartbreak of her lyrics.
Call it bluegrass or newgrass, Chatham County Line transcends mainstream labels to deliver an honest American folk experience.
Rocky Votolato is not simply a boy from Dallas or a Seattle artist who cut his musical teeth in the mid ’90s. He is both. His frank folk sound combines sincere lyrics with deeply melodic motifs that reflect his Southern birth with his Northwestern upbringing.