Rose's Pawn ShopArtist: Rose's Pawn Shop

: Los Angeles, Calif.

Sounds Like: Del McCoury meets Mick Jagger<

Current Single: 'The Arsonist'

Why We Dig 'Em: Rose's Pawn Shop use basic bluegrass and country instruments but infuse their tunes with a rock edge that keeps heads bobbing throughout their live shows. Leader Paul Givant grew up surrounded by the sounds of everything from punk to country and rap, but fell in love with American folk and bluegrass. The band's debut CD, 'The Arsonist,' with its combination of banjos, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, pedal steel and drums, has brought immediate critical acclaim. The guys quit their day jobs, hit the road and never looked back. And if you're curious about the name, it's right out of a country song. Paul's ex-girlfriend and former band mate stole the band's instruments and gear and sold them at the local pawn shop. What else could they do?!