Tim Rakel hosts "Mystery Train" every Monday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central with playlists that look disconnected on paper but sound cohesive on air.
The Shivering Timbers that make up the soul of this preview are Jayson and Sarah Benn, an Ohio-based husband and wife team that performs under that name.
PUJOL surfed the amber waves of grain into St. Louis on July 9 to dispatch bizzaro-speed incantations into the microphones of Mystery Train.
"As you may know, rock 'n' roll is about transcendence," quips Ezra Furman as he introduces "The Queen of Hearts." And while it's tongue-in-cheek, Furman does seem to have found a bit of transcendence in his work.
Few contemporary folk musicians seek out new sounds and audiences like Abigail Washburn. From her Chinese sojourns to her indie rock fusions, she always sets the old-time clock forward.
There's something deeply disconcerting about the music of mr. Gnome. Arch and jagged, primal and poetic, fragile and explosive, the Cleveland duo proves that opposites really do attract.
With a piercing but playful voice that recalls Ani DiFranco and a lyrical style all her own, Anna Vogelzang makes indie folk music with an adventurous touch.
Hailing from Dogtown, the heart of Irish country in St. Louis, Rusty Nail creates Irish-influenced folk music infused with the adrenaline of rock.
Dallas band El Cento specializes in jittery rhythms, sardonic lyrics and a classic, stripped-down, power-trio chemistry.