David Lindley

You might know his name from his work with Jackson Browne and Ry Cooder. He was doing world music before world music was cool and continues to do so. Learn more about this string wizard:

Chuck Prophet

Dennis Cook, in Jambase, wrote: ‘He’s released three of the finest albums of the new millennium ‘ 2000’s The Hurting Business, 2002’s No Other Love and 2004’s Age of Miracles – and his latest, Soap and Water [released October 2 on Yep Roc Records], looks to make it four. With Prophet, everything is in its right place. In the past decade he’s taken his roots rock beginnings into increasingly experimental terrain, juxtaposing boogie riffs with turntables, acoustic guitars with fuzzbox vocals. Like the man himself, the curves are always subtle and infused with a sense of divine laughter.’ This is the second visit for the San Francisco-based phenom.

Catie Curtis

A song of hers was used on the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ television show; and her compositions have been featured on other TV shows as well as movies. You’ve heard her if you’ve been listening to folk radio over the past decade or so.