The Braun Brothers
The Brauns are third-generation Idaho musicians who moved to the music hotbed of Austin, Texas, but still consider the Gem State home. Willy and Cody Braun were raised in Stanley and return each summer to play in the family’s Braun Brothers Reunion music festival in Challis. Their other projects include Reckless Kelly. Reckless Kelly’s music is pure, driving and uncut. Many of the tunes are written or co-written by Willy and range from road songs to good old-fashioned heartbreak. That’s country rock. That’s old school. That’s Reckless Kelly.
Chansons et Soûlards
We continued to play until everyone in the converted rice mill had found what they were seeking on the
inside. If they wanted to drink away their problems, they could. If they wanted to lament over lost loves or opportunities they could, or if they just wanted to laugh and dance to the swaying beat of the old music, they could. We realized that what we did was provide an outlet to folks, and in doing so we decided on our name, "Chansons et Soûlards". Hope you like our music, and hope it gives you an outlet for whatever you have happening in your life.
High Plains Jamboree
Like many of their Americana peers, country-grass band High Plains Jamboree celebrate days of old. In the song "Analog," a smart but sweet tune calling out "advertisements on my telephone" and GMOs, mandolin player Brennen Leigh croons, "I'm not down on it just because its new." But few do it with as much verve as this Austin, Texas, foursome. During a performance at East Nashville's Family Wash, the group wooed their audience with a sound that evokes Old Crow Medicine Show and Carolina Chocolate Drops, delivering string-based rave-ups and even a stray murder ballad – the haunting "Rozene" – all from behind a giant 1940s-style microphone."
-Margaret Littman, Rolling Stone