Son Volt

Son Volt is Jay Farrar’s popular rock band persona.. “Son Volt represent a certain spirit of songwriting with an emphasis on trying to capture what four musicians playing together can do,” says Jay. He started Son Volt in 1994 after quitting his previous band, the highly regarded folk-punk band Uncle Tupelo. Ask anyone who was […]

Ben Weaver Band

Ben spins eerily comforting Northern Gothic yarns, stuck with pitchforks and tinged with black humour. His way with words makes his vivid Americana noir storylines jump to life. “…strange, skin-prickling tales picked up from the Moebius strip of a lost highway he’s been compelled to travel on…. like a hillbilly Leonard Cohen.”- Sylvie Simmons, MOJO. (US)

Eliza Gilkyson

The daughter of successful songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza is a third generation musician who grew up in LA. It’s folk-roots music for the 21st century befitting her edgy, intelligent songwriting. Her lush and passionate voice doesn’t pull any punches, in equal parts, raw, brutal yet delicate. (US)

The Czars

The Czars rise above musical fads and trends in their search for something richer and more enduring. John Grant leads the quest, his rich baritone voice supported by catchy melodies and layers of vocal harmony.  Fans include ex-Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde and the Flaming Lips, who they’ve also supported in concert. (US)


Entrance is the public title for the music of Guy Blakeslee , a 22-year-old guitarist, singer and prolific songwriter from .  Blakeslee delves into pre-war blues, folk, and indie-rock to deliver emotive, lively, loose, and sparse performances.   ‘one of the must haves of the year (no matter what the remaining 11 months throw at us)’  4/5 The Times. (US)

The Hacienda Bros

The Hacienda Bros are fronted by two living legends, Dave Gonzalez and Chris Gaffney. Gonzalez is the singer, songwriter and guitar slinger from  long-running roadhouse rocking blues country combo the Paladins; Chris Gaffney is ubiquitous in Americana circles, currently playing in Dave Alvin’s band and fronting his own band Cold Hard Facts. Together, and with several other […]

Two Cow Garage

Two Cow Garage hail from Columbus, Ohio . Among many locals, Columbus is known as “Cowtown.” Like their musical cousins, Slobberbone and The Drive-By Truckers, every show is drenched in sweat and volume and youth. The trio are raucous and road-hardened with their Southern Rock meets Alt Country sound.

The Waifs

The Waifs have been doing their thing for a decade now, and it finally looks like the big time is beckoning for the Australian trio.  The group is known for story songs, folksy acoustic arrangements and easy-swing vocal harmonies, they opened for Bob Dylan on his recent tour. (AUS)

Patrick Street

Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, Jackie Daly, John Carty and Ged Foley – collectively known as Patrick Street- are known throughout the Irish music world as five of its most brilliant players. On a repertoire steeped in traditional music, the band’s tightly executed arrangements and unparalleled musicianship know no equal. (IRE)

Ray LaMontagne

The story goes that Ray was a recluse living in a log cabin in Maine when he underwent a sudden conversion to music. He has been compared to both Van Morrison and Al Green and is well on the way to becoming a legend. He is a natural-born songwriter who seems to have fallen out of the […]