Augustus

Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of Augustus samples to be had out there, but I really want to hear more of this band. Frontman Colin Kelly, has a different sort of sound, that makes the well-worn, catch-everything-with-a-banjo, Americana style, interesting to...

Damon Wood’s Harmonious Junk

I spent a lot of my early Colorado years touring around following jam bands throughout the state. I only bring that up that somewhat embarrassing little fact to say this; I’ve seen a lot of jam bands. Though Damon Wood’s Harmonious Junk falls loosely into that...

Scott Von

Another singer-songwriter outfit that brings to mind sunny summer afternoon beer (or lemonade) sitting and sipping. Scott Von is perfect suited for it, especially if you’re still recovering from the night before. It’s rootsy and bluesy in the vein of John Hiatt and...

Foxfeather

Far too many female vocalists fall into that breathy, nasally-controlled zone of vocal comfort these days. Give me an alto with a real set of pipes any day. Carly Smith holds the vocals of the girls plus guitar duo, Foxfeather, in her lovely alto palm, releasing...

Arthur Lee Land – Cracked Open

Americana Electronica —this a genre I believe that Lyons resident, Arthur Lee Land created all for, and by, himself. He uses a technique called Live Looping which allows one person to create their own samples on the spot layering sounds, chords, instruments and vocals...