One of Australia's most popular and celebrated singer-songwriters enjoys touring America. Even if she isn't known on a first-name basis in this country like fellow Aussies who simply can go by Olivia, Kylie, Keith and Nicole.
Of course, a literary flair allows Williams to write from experience and she knows how dealing with the dark side can lead to tragic consequences. As one of this country's finest writers of roots music, she expresses all that with a gravelly voice that still receives mixed reviews.
Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst like to play rough together. And by following the two-heads-are-better-than-one line of thinking, they hope to make some noise after officially turning their solo acts into a duo called Shovels & Rope two years ago.
Labor Day has come and gone, but fall doesn't officially begin until Friday, September 23rd. So before we welcome in the cool autumn breezes, here's to one last weekend of sizzling summer celebrations.
For those looking for fresh ideas for 2011, there is a set of festivals still sneaking in under the radar with badass, blockbuster line-ups and evolved concepts that offer a fantastic festival experience.