In a world full of aspiring singer-songwriters, Slaid Cleaves is the real thing.
With a voice as direct as a conversation, Samantha Harlow spins stories reflecting the tiny corners and frayed edges of lives most often ignored.
The music and art of Joseph Arthur is provocative and vulnerable and always beautiful. Whether performing solo or with a band, he opens doors to his own soul -- and ours.
Anders Osborne has reinvented himself many times before, but given the way his life and career are going these days, he'd rather keep things just way they are for a while.
Part John Prine, part Dylan, part lonely cowboy swilling whiskey out on a moonlit prairie, Jeffrey Foucault has a chameleonic sound. This quality enhances the troubadour's grace and emboldens the emotional power of the music.
There are a million tired clichés that can be used to describe singer-songwriters. Tuesday evening at the Old Rock House Dar Williams put on a performance that was neither tired nor clichéd.