Nikki Lane's newest record, "All or Nothin'," isn't just an album title. It's a statement of character: you either like her or you don't. You take her as she is, or you don't get anything at all.
Eco Elvis is the performing persona of Matt Riggs, a recycling specialist with the Mid-America Regional Planning Council in Kansas City, Missouri.
It's easy to forget that there are lots of ways to be involved in the music industry. Rodney Crowell, though not a household name, is a giant of his craft, and getting your mind around the length and breadth of his career can be daunting.
The countrified, poppy aesthetic of the Mastersons, a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter duo, was forged at a festival in Colorado where the pair first met by chance.
Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman lends her voice to Elizabeth and the Catapult, blending jazz influenced vocals with contemporary indie folk in this impressive solo performance.
Often described as dexterous and original, Marisa Anderson's guitar playing stretches the limitations of conventional blues, combining American folk, blues and country music in each song.
Grieves breathes the heart of soul and mood of the blues into hip-hop with a semi melodic flow over shadowy, minor toned production.
Bobby Bare Jr was born into country music royalty, with George Jones and Tammy Wynette as next door neighbors, and many opportunities for the easy path lay at his feet, but he took a route of his own design.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, the Blasters perform vintage rockabilly with the vitality of a young, hungry punk act.