Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter are preoccupied with the intangibles of existence. As such, their music is as ambiguous and mercurial as the layered worlds of their fancy.
The Old Rock House played host to a pair of musicians saturday night who drew a very interesting crowd comprised of what appeared to be ten-year-olds to seniors.
Stealing your heart -- and a few beers from the fridge -- Lydia Loveless is like the girlfriend who jacks your El Camino and leaves you in the dust. Then, for some reason you still love her for it.
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.