The first of two Davids appeared on the Off Broadway stage with suspenders, a bushy beard and a demeanor reminiscent of Zach Galifianakis.
David Wax Museum cannot be accused of sleepwalking through their latest effort, 2012's "Knock Knock Get Up." The sound is alive with rousing south-of-the-border influences.
We all know the well of American folk music is deep, but it's also contoured like a shape-shifting spiral, winding and unwinding in ever-surprising ways. Exhibit A: old-time music innovators Black Prairie.
With well-crafted songs and his plaintive, road-worn tenor, Austin-based Jimmy LaFave is one of the best veteran singer-songwriters that you haven't heard yet.
Along with folk guitarist Ryan Spearman, we ascended the sawdust-strewn stairs up to the belfry of the Grandel Theatre.
Pure, sweet and smooth, Michael Kiwanuka's "Home Again" is a beautifully crafted yet raw album proving soul is not dead.