This year in music was all about playing favorites.
Oh, occasionally a few artists who were a delightful pleasure to hear for the first time managed...
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Carrie Rodriguez just might be the hardest-working woman in American roots music. The Austin, Texas-born-and-raised singer-songwriter plays the fiddle...
Torn between the group he founded 10 years ago and a chance to go his own way, Ben Kyle pondered what choice to make, then prayed for help while cleaning his kitchen floor.
It is difficult -- well nigh impossible really -- to cover a career like that of Chip Taylor's in just a few hundred words.
When you're a performing artist as deeply personal as Pieta Brown, trying to carve out a living by sharing your innermost thoughts can be a delicate balancing act. Especially when you'd rather keep those feelings to yourself.
Carrie Rodriguez was cracking up at the very idea, realizing how preposterous this pairing on her most recent album might seem to a perfect stranger.
A tireless, gracious and versatile performer, this tenderhearted temptress from Texas is known for ably assisting other groups, whether she's opening or closing a show.
While the band Crooket Still continues twisting its fate by reintroducing dusty, obscure selections to a curious audience, it is dodging second-guessers on both ends of the spectrum.
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