Here's my latest discoveries from Merlefest 2009. Some I picked for particular songs, some are bands that I hadn't seen before.
The Duhks do a wonderful song Dance Hall Girls, which was apparently a hit in Canada. Someone put it to footage from beauty and the beast. Speaking of the Duhks, it's not evident in this song, but their new(ish) lead vocalist might be my favorite singer anywhere.
John Cowan Band doing King of California with Jeff Autry:
Bearfoot doing John Hartford's "Tall Buildings"
The Belleville Outfit swings it on "Exactly Like You":
More to come!