Low Country Blues
Working with ace producer T Bone Burnett, this founding member of the Allman Brothers Band brings a grizzled grit to this collection of traditional blues tunes. The results are reliably rootsy if not revelatory.
COLD WAR KIDS
Mine Is Yours
For their third studio album, these SoCal indie rockers recruited Kings of Leon producer Jacquire King. Tracks like "Skip the Charades" boast a KOL-esque vibe, while "Sensitive Kid" is surprisingly soulful and funky.
"All my best days are behind me now," sings Lee on "Behind Me Now." But as demonstrated by that aching ballad, the singer-songwriter may be getting even better on his fourth album, deftly mixing folk, country, R&B, blues and gospel.
THE JANEDEAR GIRLS
the JaneDear girls
Ever wonder what Big & Rich might sound like if they were two Taylor Swift types? Check out the John Rich-produced debut from these ACM nominees for Top New Vocal Duo or Group.