Intelligent songs that are neither complicated or hard work are only part of what make this a great package of music.
This collection will convince you Joe Strummer's work with The Mescaleros is as important as his work with The Clash.
Melody Walker has confidence in her debut album that channels what Walker calls "Americali" music.
Not many people can compassionately sing about the realities of making a living without pontificating. Mark Knopfler can.
No modern unplugged concert you've seen can match watching these great musicians hanging out in the casual atmosphere of Lomax's living room.
Somebody able to articulate those dreams for a better world you'd buried in the deepest recesses of your soul.
This is not just a link to history, but a living, breathing example of a distinct culture.
Makes it obvious how much African American culture has been an influence on American popular culture as a whole.
An amazing genre-mixing performer who takes musical improvisation in a unique direction.
An album more than just a cut above what you'd normally expect to hear from a solo female performer these days.