Articles tagged folk

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott: Young Brigham / Bill Durham Sacks & Railroad Tracks

Ramblin' Jack Elliott celebrated people who lived at the margins of society. He was older than the new, young generation. It was difficult to make him hip.

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Decoding Dylan, a Servant of the Text

Bob Dylan’s work proves not only that he's an autodidact, but also that he understands the importance of structure, form, and tradition in both literature and music.

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14 Feb 2017 // 2:02 AM

BONOMO: Phases

Elegance for the ears to behold, bred as much by folk as it is interpretive jazz and gospel.

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Out of the Living Room: An Interview With the Generations Frontman, Petie Ronstadt

Ronstadt sees his band at the precipice of a major shift on the promise of festivals and national tours, but he's never forgotten his roots.

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Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now

Assertive and eloquent, Jesca Hoop’s Memories Are Now should have no trouble retaining fans that know her for her previous work with Sam Beam.

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8 Feb 2017 // 8:52 AM

Lowland Hum: Thin

Lowland Hum operate across their debut much like a quiet tempest.

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Rose Cousins: Natural Conclusion

Years collaborating and exploring creative outlets result in a collection of tight, focused songs from folk artist Rose Cousins.

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Steve Poltz - “Hey God, I’ll Trade You Donald Trump for Leonard Cohen” (premiere)

Americana singer-songwriter Steve Poltz has written the folk anthem that we need right now: "Hey God, I'll Trade You Donald Trump for Leonard Cohen". Indeed.

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3 Feb 2017 // 3:00 AM

“Be a Woman”: Joanna Newsom, the Selkie, and the Sea

Newsom uses the sea as a lawless mirror of our present social world.

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John McCutcheon: Trolling for Dreams

A storyteller with a painter’s eye and a musician with an ancient troubadour’s soul, John McCutcheon’s 38th release reminds us why he’s a modern master.

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Heartache Is an Uphill Climb: An Interview With Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt opens up on the joys of motherhood, life on the road with her new daughter in tow, and what the future might hold for them both.

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Leah Nobel - “Strawberry Fields” (audio) (premiere)

Indie International and John Lennon songwriting competition winner Leah Nobel shares her latest alternative folk song.

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Bert Jansch: Living in the Shadows

A warm, intimate collection of late-period recordings from one of the great unsung heroes of folk music is now available in a lush boxed set.

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Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough: Mockingbird Soul

DeMeyer and Kimbrough are resolute artists who observe the world through their five senses. They see, hear, touch and even smell the people and places around them.

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The Infamous Stringdusters: Laws of Gravity

They aren't reinventing the laws of gravity on this release, but the Infamous Stringdusters put out yet another masterful collection of bluegrass songs.

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Amelia Curran - “Gravity” (video) (premiere)

Amelia Curran returns with a new single/video that delivers a message of peace, environmentalism, and self-drive.

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Tift Merritt: Stitch of the World

Tift Merritt puts forth a vision that's as unguarded as it is unlimited.

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20 Jan 2017 // 11:19 AM

That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie’s Song

Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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18 Jan 2017 // 11:00 AM

Jesca Hoop - “The Lost Sky” (Singles Going Steady)

"The Lost Sky" is a gorgeous if troubled reverie, Jesca Hoop's smokey vocals a relentless stream of circular thoughts, memories, and admonitions

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16 Jan 2017 // 1:08 PM

ENTRANCE - “Not Gonna Say Your Name” (audio)

Psychedelic rock musician ENTRANCE puts on his folk hat for a highly relevant protest song.

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