Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae -- the core duo behind Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons -- distill generations of folk rock and Americana to create a timeless sound.
Folk singer-songwriter Ellis Paul is a keen observer of the world around him, drawing a wealth of captivating songs from the people he's known and the places he's been.
Jerry Garcia once said that the Grateful Dead are like licorice -- some people don’t like licorice, but those who like it like it a lot. I think that’s a category that the Hillbenders might be in as well.
Steve Forbert's smartly-penned songs have a way of landing just right upon a listener's ears, settling in among all of the other mental cargo and becoming firmly rooted in the brain.
Middle Class Fashion delves deep into the art of the hook. Contrasting bombastic bass riffs and shimmery minor note piano rolls, the St. Louis supergroup delivers timelessly dapper pop.
Indie band Rah Rah just keeps growing, picking up ever-more-talented musicians as they sing, strum and write their way across the country in support of their latest album, "The Poet's Dead."
Gentle and poignant, coffee house vet John Batdorf continues to strum out his particular brand of folky soft rock with mystique and passion.
Sonny Landreth's music is built out of lyrical, sweeping lines of growling tones wrung from his guitar with a slide. Upbeat, stomping blues-rock dominates his sound, but rootsy blues are always underlying and reinforcing his exceptional playing.