New York City's Milagro Saints are touring this week to celebrate Woody Guthrie's 101st birthday with their EP, "Mighty Road Songs." Comprised of their interpretation of six Woody Guthrie songs, the band's passing through St. Louis tonight en route to the annual free folk festival in Guthrie's hometown of Okemah, Okla.
Joe Pug channels American acoustic music in a way that few modern musicians can. His songs are at once timeless, spare and intellectual. They weave a tapestry of intricate poetry, completed by Pug's indomitable and spiritual delivery.
Will Johnson's never been stingy with his art. From his work with Centro-matic, South San Gabriel and Monsters of Folk, to producing and playing on albums by other artists, to painting portraits of baseball players, "prolific" barely describes the Missouri-born artist.
If you were cooking up a dish of Kevin Gordon's music you'd start with a solid base of rock 'n' roll, and then add in various complimentary ingredients of country, folk and blues.
Kasey Anderson's a wiry guy in both stature and intellect, a quick wit with an old soul. He's also one hell of a songwriter.
Chuck Prophet's 10th full-length solo record, "Temple Beautiful," is a spare, rocking homage to his adopted home of San Francisco, both the town and its denizens.
Samantha Crain is a traveling soul. Whether touring with her band the Midnight Shivers or lending her voice to another band's recording (Small Houses, Night Reports), Crain will most likely be passing through your town.
Imagine this: A genuine yet cynical folk artist, surrounded by buzz bin hits from the '90s, but ultimately a brilliant storyteller. That's Todd Snider, and he's here to stay.
Possessing a humor that draws fans in, singer-songwriter Todd Snider often covers topics that run much deeper.