The International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp comes to KC February 19-23. To get you geared up for the folk blowout, every day we're posting a song we like by one of the event's showcase artists.
Brooklyn's Miss Tess and the Talkbacks have very consciously curated a vintage rockabilly meets Patsy Cline sound, and that would all sound a little too precious if Tess and her band weren't so much fun. On Miss Tess' debut 2012 album Sweet Talk
, the chanteuse proved that the good old days can sound just as fresh as anything else on the radio (in fact, more so). "People Come Here for Gold," an original tune off that album, is one of the cleverest bits of songwriting we've heard in recent times.
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#23: John Fullbright's "Gawd Above"
#22: Grant Lee Phillips' "Walking in the Green Corn"
#21: The Carper Family's "Foolish Ramblin' Man"
#20: The Black Lillies' "The Fall"
#19: Ganstagrass' "Long Hard Times to Come"
#18: Chuck Mead's "Girl on the Billboard"
#17: Jordie Lane's "Feet Fall"
#16: The Howlin' Brothers "Big Fall"
#15: Jadea Kelly's "Lone Wolf"
#14: The Sweet Lowdown's "Red Shift Blues"
#13: The Stray Birds' "Time in Squares"
#12: SHEL's "Lost at Sea"
#11: Uncle Bonsai's "Penis Envy"