Best Folk Performer(s)

Them Coulee Boys, with their Chippewa Valley-raised punk-infused folk jams, stormed the Best of the Valley Poll this year, taking honors in several areas, including top billing as Best Folk Performers. Micah Ryan stepped into a second place for his tunes, which take listeners down long-forgotten roads. Brian Bethke’s rockin’ folk sound can be found in venues across the region. – Lauren Fisher