Tracy M. Rogers

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  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    While Nashville's Will Hoge may lack the smooth soul grooves of the John Mayer Trio or the witty charm of Ben Lee's pop rock, Hoge's soulful voice and introspective lyrics will appeal to many of the same adult-alternative fans. To be certain, ther...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    If you like tales of cocaine and depravity mixed with gospel/soul tinges and down-home twang, Old Crow Medicine Show has just what you're looking for. The members of the bluegrass-meets-blues outfit are fervent — one might even say fanatical ...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    It's almost impossible to believe Bobby Bare Jr. is the son of legendary countrypolitan crooner Bobby Bare. Bare Jr.'s tongue-in-cheek lyrics, dry vocals, and '60s pop-infused melodies are in direct opposition to his father's schmaltzy country far...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Stand Still, Look Pretty is an apt title for pop-country duo The Wreckers. Not only are Michelle Branch and her former backup singer, Jennifer Harp, easy on the eyes, but their lilting, almost childlike harmonies are gorgeous. With practically int...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    The unkempt Aussie barroom brawlers in Jet are probably best known for making grungy, high-octane, adrenaline-fueled, testosterone-laden garage rock. The band first hit stateside in 2003 with the rough-edged, riff-heavy "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Combining the dulcet tones of the Beach Boys with melodies so infectious the Beatles might turn green with envy, The Shins typify what's right with early 21st-century pop music. This is not Clear Channel's contrived cookie-cutter pop. This is indi...