After a long career fronting the Recoys and then the Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser has gone solo, has a new album and a sound that allows him to be closer, more personal and exhibit a freedom that may have been missing from his earlier work.
Hailing from Hazelwood Missouri, Lions of Hazelwood combine vintage blues and cranked-up rock with an effortless swagger.
Grounded in her expressive voice and piano playing, "Falling Like Fools" by St. Louis musician Lizzie Weber glides upward on a rich string arrangement and vulnerable emotions.
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.