Terra Lightfoot, from Ontario, Canada, hits my ear as a cross between Melissa Etheridge and Heart. While I am not a huge fan of either of those acts, in this case, two wrongs do make a right.
This Old, New, Borrowed and Blue set features Patto, Deer Tick, Dave Matthews Band (with Warren Haynes), and Elise Davis.
Calling all Black Crowes fans! Run, don’t walk, to your phone, laptop, record store — however you roll — and check out The Magpie Salute’s debut record.
The Suitcase Junket is a one-man band from Amherst, Mass., starring Matt Lorenz. The Junket is equal parts folk, blues, bluegrass, and when Lorenz kicks up the distortion, punk.
A.A. Bondy’s music is spare, dark and penetrating. Much of it features just Bondy on acoustic guitar singing of sadness and loss.
Bonnie Bishop has evolved from a self-described country singer trying to sell beer at Texas dance halls, to a bluesy soul singer more in line with who she is as a musician.
T Bird and the Breaks blend all kinds of styles to create what the band calls “chunk” music: equal parts funk, hip-hop, and rock ‘n’ roll.
This Old, New, Borrowed and Blue set features David Crosby, the Seratones, Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey, and the Rolling Stones.
Hollis Brown is a new band from NYC with an old sound. Any band naming itself after a Bob Dylan song and covering an entire Velvet Underground album is worth checking out.
Slobberbone’s hard-driving rock sound softened with a whiff of country twang is just what I needed to re-acclimate to the U.S. after seven months in South America.