The bottom three: One I know you’ve heard of, another you may have, and a third you probably haven’t. But that one, Deep Dark Woods, is my favorite of the three. Chalk it down to the Deadhead in me, but the wonderful combination of jamming, extended guitar solos, and old-fashioned traditional songs makes me nod my head and shout for more. As for Parkas–it’s just plain great indie rock. And Blitzen Trapper, well, they’ve gotten tons of blog hype. If you haven’t heard of them by now, you probably just haven’t read enough blog best-of lists yet.