Many artists mine the multi-layered bedrock of American music -- country, blues and jazz -- but few return with so many personal riches like Jolie Holland.
There are no easy labels for Darrell Scott. In his career he's been a first-call session musician in Nashville, a songwriter, performer, collaborator and producer -- and he recently toured with Robert Plant as part of his Band of Joy.
Welcome back, Richard Buckner. Fans of enigmatic, incandescent songwriting have missed you.
Like a bottle of scotch, age is a good thing in a singer-songwriter. The songs of David Olney are more than enough proof.
Last night at Off Broadway, if you leaned over to the next person to ask the traditional St. Louis get-to-know-you question -- "Where did you go to high school?" -- the overwhelming response would have been "Collinsville."