Emeli Sandè ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Emeli Sandè

Soothing vocals combined with synths and drum beats set Emeli Sandé apart from other British imports currently enjoying success in the States. Her honesty and … Continue reading

Blues Traveler ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler hit the national spotlight when the song “Run Around” from their fourth CD became a hit. The band earned a Grammy, extensive critical … Continue reading

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Brainchild of singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus, tUnE-yArDs have fashioned an expansive sound incorporating layered ukulele, voice, electric bass and drum loops into an eclectic DIY aesthetic. … Continue reading

Kathleen Edwards ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards’ 2003 debut, Failer, led Rolling Stone to declare her one of the year’s most promising new acts and No Depression to say the … Continue reading

Miranda Lambert © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Miranda Lambert

Big talkin’, small town, Texas native, Miranda Lambert has captivated the hearts of audiences everywhere with her authentic country lyrics and a voice that carries … Continue reading

Andrew Bird © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Andrew Bird

Multi-instrumentalist and singer/song­writer Andrew Bird has captured au­diences around the world with his unique style. Through amazing vocals, whistling, violin, guitar and glockenspiel, this Chica­go-born … Continue reading


The Head and the Heart

With a sound built around piano, violin and prominent three-part harmonies, The Head and the Heart have a unique sound full of “sing-along meditations and … Continue reading

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Bob Mould

It’s been three decades since acclaimed singer-songwriter Bob Mould surfaced in the Minneapolis hardcore punk scene as frontman for Hüsker Dü. Since then, he has … Continue reading



Phoenix captures emotion and puts it to a fun pop beat like few other bands can do. The French band brings their “posh, atmospheric grooves” … Continue reading

Dierks Bentley © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley takes the traditional themes of country music to heart as he creates modern tunes. From his self-titled debut in 2003 that featured the … Continue reading