Blending classic-rock influences with Southern soul, the Kicks' second studio album "Tonight Changes Everything" makes a strong argument that this Nashville band is ready for the big time.
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.
In the eight years since his last solo release, Will Johnson, leader of Centro-matic, has been far from idle. "Scorpion" is the sound of a prolific songwriter digging deep inside for more.
Intimation is Karlie Bruce's metier. Her music doesn't prance, preen or make a ruckus to get your attention. Her voice and songs are the only calling cards she needs.
Inspired by Mexican folk and son cubano, David Wax Museum's new album "Knock Knock Get Up" blends Latin tradition and modern indie rock to marvelous effect.
Gospel music has always been central to the fiercely-original blues of Kelly Joe Phelps. "Brother Sinner & the Whale," however, is his most spiritual album yet.
Whether it's chemically, electrically or organically produced -- or induced for that matter -- the heavy rock of Buffalo Killers' "Dig. Sow. Love. Grow." packs a wallop.
Creating an album that is equal parts eulogy and tribute, the Black Swans reassembled to release their first album without co-founder Noel Sayre.
Despite singing that "all the good music is 40 years old," River City Tanlines joins all that good music into something cohesive on their latest album, "Coast to Coast."