1. The Yawpers
The Yawpers represent everything raw in American music, baiting the listener with stripped-down acoustic rock before locking them in and knocking them out with a one-two punch of free-range Americana and a blue-collar punk attitude.
At first you are reminded of Dylan, with Palmer’s raspy vocal patterns and populist lyricism. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that Palmer’s prose, among a blend of folk and rock, is as imaginative as it is relatable.