Without a doubt, Treefort is at the top of my festival bucket list. This downtown Boise, ID festival once again features a lineup that is well and truly stacked from top to bottom, with the emphasis being on showcasing bands from the very, very fertile Western lands. After poring over this year's lineup, these are the bands I'm swooning over the hardest.
Sure, Ora Cogan's voice is haunting. But that's pretty much like saying an incredible sunset is merely pretty. Part Hope Sandoval-esque psych enchantress, part dusty road-weary troubadour, and part spotlight chanteuse, Cogan's voice burns slow, true, and at times, spectral.