Rock 'n' roll, in its many forms, remains the quintessential melting pot of music. Musicians from all different genres have given color to the various incarnations over the years. At the heart of the genre is still a blend of country and blues that gives rock 'n' roll its very soul.
Raphael Maurice, frontman for the alt-folk rock band Miles of Wire, sings songs of disappointment and pain with a raspy, semi-ravaged voice. Offering a sound reminscent of 1980s college-rock, the St. Louis-based band dropped KDHX for a live session.