Jay Farrar is an American songwriter and musician currently based in St. Louis, Missouri. A veteran of two critically-acclaimed music groups, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, he began his solo music career in 2001. Beyond his established talents as a songwriter, he is a well-regarded guitarist, harmonicist, and a distinctive vocalist. His music is an informed expansion of traditional American roots music.
U.K. country singer/songwriter Peter Bruntnell is a charismatic performer known for saying very little, but one with a strong presence. Rollicking alongside the trio combination of Crazy Horse, Bruntnell's country-rock is much heavier than one would anticipate. He has a bizarre musical taste in his native southwest England, for country music isn't necessarily favored, but Bruntnell does his own thing and has been since the early '90s when his recording career began to take shape.
Freedy Johnston (born 1961) is a New York City-based singer-songwriter originally from Kinsley, Kansas. Johnston's first album, "The Trouble Tree" was released in 1990, and features the guitar playing of the roots musician and author, David Hamburger. Johnston sold some of his family's farmland to finance the recording of his second album, Can You Fly (an event he wrote about in a song on that album, "Trying to Tell You I Don't Know").