After a label change, which gave the sibling duo courage and freedom to do things their way, the Belle Brigade is back with their second studio album, "Just Because."
Taking inspiration from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, New Orleans-based Hurray for the Riff Raff blends American folk with soulful roots music on "I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)."
As airborne travelers jetted through the cloudless summer sky, white contrails draped the sunset and slowly faded to pink, as if ripened by the graceful presence of Sweet Baby James.
Ray LaMontagne is gracing the country with his Supernova Tour.
I slipped into the Gramophone shortly writing services after opener Leif Vollebekk, an acoustic troubadour from Montreal, took to the stage. As the crowd chattered and clinked their glasses, Vollebekk stood alone with a grateful grin on his face, projecting silken, Dylan-esque fingerpicking and vocals toward the Gramophone's bar wall.