Arlington, Va.

Justin Trawick, guitar and vocals

1995

acoustic folk rock

Counting Crows, Gillian Welch, Dave Matthews Band, Ryan Adams, Natalie Merchant, Ani DiFranco

Trawick spends a lot of time crafting each song. And some of his earliest tracks are still part of his repertoire. His new album, How to Build a Life With a Lemonade Stand, has one song that's nearly 10 years old.

"I still play songs today that I wrote back in high school and college, just because I really like them," Trawick said. "I think they were a defining part in my life then, and I like sharing them now."