Sounds Like: Ryan Adams meets Neil Young, with a hint of Gram Parsons

Influenced By: Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash

Why They're Blowing Up OurStage: Founded by Philadelphia-bred songwriter Tom Hamilton, American Babies' sound combines Hamilton's urban mindset with the country music he grew up listening to. Scoring major gigs at this year's SXSW and Bonnaroo festivals, the foursome has already made a big splash in the country and Americana music scenes.

Watch the American Babies SXSW video blog after the jump. <>