It's not difficult to imagine Zach Heckendorf and his guitarist sidekick sitting on their couch writing their solos with John Mayer Trio playing in the background.
I received a bit of an education Thursday night in seeing the Mountain Goats perform for the first time.
There's something strangely appealing about hearing a scratchy, jagged voice growling from the depths, beautiful in its discordance. Ryan Bingham exudes this unique pull on listeners while pushing a rough-and-tumble aesthetic, complete with a nice edge you can really sink your teeth into.
Blending elements of folk, pop and roots-rock, Seattle based singer-songwriter Ian McFeron effortlessly creates a groove that is all his own.
For over thirty years, Midwestern singer-songwriter Chris Vallillo has travelled the United States, giving voice to the people and places of what he has called "unmetropolitan America."
Spiritualism comes in many forms. For Carrie Newcomer her brand began with her Quaker upbringing, continued with her education and culminated in her powerful songwriting.
This year offered many great folk and singer-songwriter albums to enjoy. Here are my 10 favorites of 2012.