"Mountain Sun" is a new track by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Beth Bombara. With banjo, slide guitar, brushed drums and piano, it's only modest on the surface. Fans of Alela Diane and Laura Veirs will find a kindred spirit in this St. Louis musician.
Dolly Varden’s luxurious folk sound draws the listener into heartfelt lyrics.
The word "hippie" has a bad connotation. Hippies don't mind because that's the way of the hippie. In fact hippies love to call themselves hippies.
With the EP "Nation of Heat," Joe Pug delivered an argument: All you need is a voice, a guitar and a vision to change hearts and minds, to take a willing listener on a journey. "Hymn #101" makes that case and pursues that journey as well as any song could.
Peter Case says he is primarily a songwriter who uses all the American styles to get his point across: blues, rock, country, soul and folk. He is a folk singer, rocker and punk. He also had his hand in that whole new-wave thing.
Joe Pug channels American acoustic music in a way that few modern musicians can. His songs are at once timeless, spare and intellectual. They weave a tapestry of intricate poetry, completed by Pug's indomitable and spiritual delivery.
Pokey LaFarge let it be known last night that American roots music is alive and well in the city of St. Louis.