Despite never having chased fame, fortune or fashion (certainly not since the hazy/crazy early-Love and Money 1980s), James Grant has attracted an inexorably increasing fanbase ever since striking out solo. Two decades after his album debut Sawdust In My Veins, Grant recently reaffirmed all his thrawn glory in teaming up with producer Gordy Goudie as disco/funk duo The Korvids.
Yola Carter is some woman. A working-class daughter of small-town Somerset; singer extraordinaire since school - on tracks by Massive Attack, Bugz In The Attic and others - she’s now grabbing attention for her own stunning soul/country/gospel-hued material. Two successive AmericanaFest appearances underscore her status as a meteorically rising star.