Season 4

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Katie Powderly

30-Minute Music Hour

Katie Powderly

Katie Powderly's alto voice and sense of longing grabs her audience in song after song.

Katie Powderly

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Freedy Johnston

30-Minute Music Hour

Freedy Johnston

A Rolling Stone composer of the year, Freedy Johnston is a "song-writer's songwriter."

Freedy Johnston

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour The Jimmys

30-Minute Music Hour

The Jimmys

The Jimmys are blues and soul, featuring Jimmy Voegeli's keyboards.

The Jimmys

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Jeremiah Nelson

30-Minute Music Hour

Jeremiah Nelson

Jeremiah Nelson plays a haunting pop soundscape from "Drugs that Make You Sober."

Jeremiah Nelson

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Cris Plata and Extra Hot

30-Minute Music Hour

Cris Plata and Extra Hot

Tex-Mex artist Cris Plata blends norteno, conjuto, and ranchera music into a new form.

Cris Plata and Extra Hot

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Optometri

30-Minute Music Hour

Optometri

From the former-Soviet Union (not), Optometri is performance art meets rock awesomeness.

Optometri

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Count This Penny

30-Minute Music Hour

Count This Penny

The Johnson City, TN. and Madison-based trio performs self-styled "Appalachian Pop."

Count This Penny

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Carolina Chocolate Drops

30-Minute Music Hour

Carolina Chocolate Drops

The 2011 Grammy winners throw down old-time music with a brand-new line-up.

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Kings Go Forth

30-Minute Music Hour

Kings Go Forth

This band is proof that soul music is a living, breathing art.

Kings Go Forth

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound

30-Minute Music Hour

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound

Chicago's JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound create soul music for the next generation.

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Ida Jo and the Show

30-Minute Music Hour

Ida Jo and the Show

Ida Jo updates bluegrass technique of fiddle "chopping" with a style all her own.

Ida Jo and the Show

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour F. Stokes

30-Minute Music Hour

F. Stokes

An intimate set of passion, fury, and love from the gifted F. Stokes.

F. Stokes

Video thumbnail: 30-Minute Music Hour Primitive Culture

30-Minute Music Hour

Primitive Culture

David Hecht and Primitive Culture perform with guest keyboardist Jimmy Voegeli.

Primitive Culture