Formed in Minneapolis in 1985, the Jayhawks started as bit of a country rock entity, but took on more musical styles through the years as Gary Louris took on more song writing.
TAUK speaks to its followers through psychedelic, funky instrumental grooves.
When Sharon Van Etten starts playing, somewhere far away an angel gets his wings.
About 30 seconds into the song "Home (Leave the Lights On)" by Milwaukee's own Field Report you find yourself in a familiar place.
The Wood Brothers grew up around music and poetry, but took their own paths with their muse.
There's a conversational minefield out there in music, folks, and it comes in the form of solo artists taking group names, like Bahamas, for example.
Matisyahu brings his Jewish heritage and new music into the lexicon of reggae. His new album "Akeda" still finds him exploring his faith and expanding his music vocabulary with reggae dominating his soul.
Luke Winslow King may not be from New Orleans, but he found his heart and his music there, a testament to the notion that the home you find is often better than the one into which you're born.
If country music is tilapia -- bland, good with everything, unremarkable, nutritionally average -- then old time music, like that played by Foghorn Stringband, is a can of sardines: pungent, strong, an acquired taste, and also infinitely richer.
We're back writing essays to the time of the year when the leaves turn pretty colors, the temperature starts to fall and 10 local bands descend on the Firebird to pay tribute to their favorite musicians. Now in its eighth year, An Under Cover Weekend is one of those events that needs to be experienced for any local music lover.