Sounding a bit like the Wailers, in their days with Lee Perry producing, Taj Weekes and Adowa combine the best of reggae groove, strong vocals and social commentary.
With a homegrown, folk-inspired sound that spans across the Atlantic, Ian Fisher and the Present return to their Midwest roots.
Classically-schooled, Sydney-based musicians Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown formed Falls as a couple, but broke up just after recording their debut EP "Hollywood" in 2011.
The new album by Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires follows the dictum of writing about what you know: the heat and heartbreak and history of the American South.
Enthralled with roots culture and ardently passionate about music, Groundation's Harrison Stafford epitomizes the progressive master of reggae.
Creating a sound that is often described as boisterous yet melancholy, Brooklyn, New York's Small Black constructs on a rich antiquity of synth pop to produce modern music.
Fresh out of a near-death experience resulting from a 2013 car crash, Timothy Showalter had plenty of material for Strand of Oaks' fourth album, "HEAL."
Beginning as the bedroom recording project of singer-songwriter Bo Jackson, St. Louis indie-rock outfit Bo and the Locomotive quickly evolved into a fully realized group unit. After the release of their self-recorded debut, "On My Way," Jackson and his bandmates headed to Native Sound Studios to craft a hi-fi follow up.
Doug Deming and Dennis Gruenling with the Jewel Tones are made up of a big guitar, with an even bigger sound, and a blistering harp; add in a strong rhythm section, and the various forms of blues and swing are well represented.