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The Lowest Pair has a timeless old-time sound. Promo photos aside, Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee make no pretensions to authenticity. On a track like "Moving On," the beauty of their harmonies and intricate banjo-and-fiddle arrangements speaks for itself.

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Strictly speaking, Carolina Chocolate Drops aren’t simply an Americana band. They’re a bona fide history lesson.

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Ever since the first National Folk Festival was held here in 1934, St. Louis has served as an ambassador for the eclectic mix of music called folk. So it's fitting that KDHX, the Sheldon and St. Louis serve as the host for the Folk & Roots Festival, now in its third year.

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When she was 16, Sarah Jarosz came into the acoustic-music scene seemingly fully formed. She has continued to demand and hold our attention ever since.

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Putting a contemporary, jazzy spin on the driving bluegrass sound, Blue Canyon Boys will appeal to fans of dyed-in-the-wool old-time country and lovers of acoustic music in general. The honky-tonkin' "Heartaches Welcome" is the Colorado band at its pickin' and harmonizin' best.

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Monday, 22 September 2014 08:28

Song of the Day: 'Chilly Winds' by Old Buck

There's nothing quite like a driving, wailing, sawing, old-time fiddle track. Old Buck, featuring Riley Baugus on banjo and vocals and Emily Schaad on fiddle, delivers just that on the classic tune "Chilly Winds."

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Friday, 19 September 2014 06:00

Song of the Day: 'Golden Road' by Betse Ellis

Among up-and-coming old-time and Americana artists, Betse Ellis is surely one of the most versatile. A deft songwriter, accomplished fiddler and a moving singer, Ellis draws on influences ranging from John Hartford to the Clash. "Golden Road," from her 2013 album "High Moon Order," finds the Kansas City-based musician in a reflective, lush, pedal steel-dappled mood.

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KDHX and The Sheldon present the third annual festival featuring Sarah Jarosz, the 23 String Band, Riley Baugus, Foghorn String Band and more.

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Nickel Creek
"A Dotted Line"
Nonesuch

After seven years apart, Nickel Creek is back with “A Dotted Line.” As in the early part of their career together, Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins are doing things that no one else is doing while serving an audience that is interested in picking up the Nickel Creek story where it left off.

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Darol Anger
"E-and'a"
Adventure Music

Darol Anger is one of the most skilled fiddlers working today. He is interested in taking the instrument into new places, though he's not interested in developing an entirely new vocabulary for the instrument, and I think that's an important distinction.

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…