Folk singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons' contemplative style warms listeners with hushed, confessional lyrics and dulcet multi-instrumental arrangements.
What's in name? Big shoes to fill, perhaps, when your dad is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and you were named after his friend and biggest influence.
Matt Rowland, who usually fronts the eponymous Matt Rowland Band, laid it bare for this KDHX session, working with just his voice and guitar. It's more than enough.
With the sky overcast, the ground damp and a slight chill in the air, the atmosphere in the Old Rock House was appropriately mellow.
Who knows how I stumbled across boho, neo-folk, semi-popular singer-songwriter Cameron McGill. The song I first heard was "What You Wanted," from McGill's 2006 album Street Ballads & Murderesques.
Woody Guthrie once said, "It's a folk singer's job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people." James McMurtry gives that job description a whole new meaning.
She's 11 albums and 32 years into a career built on the things country and blues are made of: personal heartache, loss, betrayal. With the release of Blessed on March 1, 2011, country and blues singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams remains shroud in solemnity, but the inspiration behind the 3-time Grammy winner's songwriting no longer comes exclusively from within.