Trampled by Turtles have become the road warriors of the post-bluegrass, neo-folk, Americana whatever you want to call it scene.
People who live in St. Louis are lucky for lots of reasons, not the least of which is KDHX. I know that sounds self-serving, but it's true. And here's one reason why: discovery.
Dana Falconberry stopped by the KDHX studio for a three-song set crisp with Americana breeze and stories of exploration.
It's not difficult to imagine Zach Heckendorf and his guitarist sidekick sitting on their couch writing their solos with John Mayer Trio playing in the background.
With vocals as deep and somber as the leaf strewn forest floor, Sean Rowe, a singer/songwriter from Troy, N. Y. offers listeners nature-infused acoustic work reminiscent of a time where humans were more connected with their surroundings.
Comparisons to the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons come easy these days, and while Dallas band the O's -- essentially the duo of John Pedigo and Taylor Young -- might recall both groups, the vitality and tunefulness of new track "Outlaw" is very much their own.