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Sitch Sessions: The Lil Smokies, 'Miss Marie'Ah, love. There's no heart it can't cower, no genre it can't conquer. With this Sitch Session, the Lil Smokies offer up "Miss Marie" as evidence to support both those facts. Catch the Lil Smokies on the Campfire Caravan tour as they make their way across the country through November 2017,…
VideosOct 17, 2017

When you think of string bands, your mind doesn't automatically jump to a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles. But that's exactly where we cornered the Brothers Comatose for their Sitch Session performance of "Cedarwood Pines." (You also might not immediately think of electric slide guitar, but that's in there, too!) Catch the Brothers Comatose on…

VideosAug 23, 2017

The thing that happens when Allison Russell and JT Nero come together as Birds of Chicago is magical. Here, they work through "Lodestar" live on location at the 2016 Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with Russell moving from vocals to banjo to clarinet. If that ain't magic ...This year's festival takes place August 23-27 with a lineup…

VideosAug 23, 2017

Not all guys with guitars can do what Hubby Jenkins does. With his husky voice and slide guitar, Jenkins offers up the acoustic blues of "Mean Ole Frisco" live on location at the 2016 Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This year's festival takes place August 23-27 with a lineup that includes Iron & Wine, Rodney Crowell, John Paul…

VideosAug 23, 2017

When you're an iconic artist, little more is needed than a gentle strum and a great song. Such is the case with Peter Rowan, as he performs "Before the Streets Were Paved" live on location at the 2016 Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This year's festival takes place August 23-27 with a lineup that includes Iron…

VideosAug 1, 2017

Sibling harmonies are some of the sweetest sounds in music. On their latest album, You Don't Own Me Anymore, the Secret Sisters offer up gobs of them. But lest you think it's all smoke and mirrors contrived in the studio (by producers Brandi Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth), Lydia and Laura Rogers use this here…