Over the Rhine has a long list of achievements to its name: 15 studio albums and opening shows for Bob Dylan, John Prine and a long list of others.
Several years back I was lucky enough to head to Columbia for the Roots N Blues Festival with fellow KDHX photographer Nate Burrell.
With three part harmonies floating lazily along the sweet breeze created by its four members, Pretty Little Empire creates music that somehow becomes more than just the sum of its parts.
Just like a bag of Skittles or ragtag selection of beer, Humdrum's got a few distinct flavors that all go down infinitely better when pickiness is brushed aside for a quick binge.
Blitzen Trapper is a band out of Portland, Ore. that, despite its northern home, rattles with the shake of desert sand in a storm.