Wood and Wire: Sublime Bluegrass, Rough and Polished in Equal Measure
When it comes time to choose a name for a band, it's hard to find a moniker that's more solid and authentic than "Wood and Wire."
Jeff Austin: Musical Inspiration is a Two-Way Street
Jeff Austin has nothing against a good hot lick, mind you. It's just that he thinks they sometimes distract from the vocal and the lyrics of a song. "It's about the voice," he says, "and how it can be showcased from song to song. It's the direct communication with the c…
Red Butte: A Fortuitous Mix of Foot-Tapping and High Country Americana
Some bands are put together gradually, after a lot of thought and planning. Red Butte is not one of those. "We just sort of fell together," a member of the band explains. "We're a group of veteran musicians who met up at just the right time."
Joan Osborne: Critically Acclaimed Career, But Still ‘One of Us’
The critical plaudits for Joan Osborne's career and for her new album could fill pages by themselves.
Wynonna and the Big Noise: Roots and a Revival All In One
You know you've reached stardom when you're recognized by only your first name.
J Shogren Shanghai’d: Strong-Arm Music with a Catawampus Sound
It's not your typical list of credits in a Bluegrass bio. But then, J Shogren is not your typical musician and Shanghai'd is not your typical group.
SalsaGrass: A Garden-fresh Concoction of Latin American, Americana, Bluegrass and Country
SalsaGrass? An experimental dish at a vegan cafe? Nope, it's a band.
Caribou Mountain Collective: Music Combining Best of Two Camps
The name "Caribou Mountain Collective" has a refined, classical air about it. But don't be confused. They can get down, speed up the rhythm, and jam at the drop of a ha
Poco: A Seminal Influence On the Country-Rock Genre
If you were anywhere near a radio in the mid 1970s, you heard two hit songs with gorgeous harmonies reminiscent of the bands America and The Eagles: "Crazy Love" and "Heart of the Night."
Screen Door Porch: Down-Home Vibe, Rustic Harmonies
The band known as Screen Door Porch are activists. Not in a political sense, but a musical one. They were the driving force behind creating the annual WYOmericana Caravan Tour that's garnered airwave praise and press ink from here to The New York Times and back.