Coralee and the Townies

Lexington, Kentucky

Coralee and the Townies have only been around for a little over a year, and they’ve already pushed out a terrific EP and given a name to their specific genre — Honky Tonk Soul. It’s a fitting description, as the sextet whoops and weeps with traditional authenticity and contemporary energy, with Coralee’s husky vocals front and center and the Townies providing a righteous, raucous rootenanny soundtrack around her.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Lucinda Williams and Tift Merritt on a cross-country drive, singing along to a Hank Williams satellite channel. (Brian Baker)