Sharon Van Etten is something of an indie darling, given her raspy, elegant vocals and penchant for deeply confessional folk rock.
World Cafe with host David Dye presents a special performance at the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, recorded in the birthplace of jazz.
Willie Nile's folk-rock career has been varied and somewhat sporadic, but despite some setbacks, he always finds his way back to the music.
Bahamas is the indie-folk sound of Afie Jurvanen.
Philly pop-rock quintet Dr. Dog have only been getting better with time.
Drivin N Cryin's Kevn Kinney and The Golden Palominos' Anton Fier combine the country twang tendencies of their respective alternative rock bands for an album that's aptly named-- "A Good Country Mile."
The Soul Rebels could not be better named. Formed in the 90's, the band's origins are in the New Orleans brass scene.
On her new album, La Grande, Laura Gibson's hushed voice is as quiet as ever, but her songs are louder and more complex, resulting in a surprising and stunning musical contrast.
Nada Surf's newest album, "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy", alternates between being sweetly hopeful and sweetly sad. In short, it's Nada Surf sounding exactly like Nada Surf.
On their fourth album, "Karimba", Novalima continues to make music that is at once deeply traditional and also electronic and sultry.