Doug & Telisha Williams
Doug and Telisha Williams write together, sing together, and play together. (I always wonder how these touring performing couples manage to find space apart.) Telisha sings the majority of their numbers in a voice that bears comparison to Iris DeMent's, whose "Our Town" is one of the few non-originals in their repertoire. The songs and the vocals are authentic slices of the small-town South, sure, but these voices of Appalachia are also fresh, challenging, and absolutely worthy of your close attention.
[Originally published in June, 2012.]