A Canadian "avant-country" act with a cult following up north that's just starting to tour the U.S. regularly. Haunting, weird stuff.

Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys
One for the traditional bluegrass crowd, Ted Jones looks like a cross between Hank Williams and a young Lyle Lovett. The band’s music is similarly displaced in time.

Los Cojolites
The traditional music Los Cojolites plays—known as Son Jarocho—is full of finger-picking and foot-stomping. The Veracruz band’s jams combine Spanish and African traditions, and it’s infectious stuff.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Actually a formidable buzz band in their native U.K., Kitty, Daisy & Lewis play raw, jazzy rock reminiscent of all those slicked-hair dudes who died in plane crashes when your parents were kids.

Reverend KM Williams

Southern gospel blues played on a one-string guitar. ’Nuff said.

SEE IT: Pickathon runs Aug. 3-5 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley. See music listings for lineups and details.