Articles tagged folk

Eszter Balint - ‘Airless Midnight’ (album stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Eszter Balint's first album in more than a decade, while eclectic, retains a remarkable consistency throughout.

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Good Old War: Broken Into Better Shape

Despite their seemingly inexplicable handle, Good Old War proves to be anything but belligerent.

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Malpas - “Where the River Runs” (video) (premiere)

This new British duo puts a unique, organic spin on the concept of "folktronica".

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Fiddle & Banjo - “Red Rocking Chair” (audio) (premiere)

Fiddle & Banjo perform a stark cover of the old Appalachian folk tune “Red Rocking Chair”, featuring Joey Landreth on vocals.

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‘Capturing the White Buffalo: The Recording of an American Songwriter’, Part Two (video) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Jake Smith guides viewers through the songwriting process of his fifth album, Love & the Death of Damnation.

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Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band: Not That Kind of Girl

The fourth album from the neo-traditionalists finds them continuing to mine and hone their Celtic and bluegrass influences to appealing and dynamic effect.

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Rachel Mason - “The White Crow” (video) (Premiere)

The prolific performance artist Rachel Mason explores parallel lives in her ambitious rock opera, The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

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Caravan of Thieves - “I Got You” (video) (premiere)

The gypsy folk band's song "I Got You" is simple and charming, and the new video for the tune is equally so.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power in the Blood

Sainte-Marie takes the world personally and demands attention be paid to her concerns. What’s more, she’s fun!

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Edward David Anderson - “Jimmy & Bob & Jack” (audio) (Premiere)

The Backyard Tire Fire singer returns with a raucous new track from his forthcoming solo album.

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Trevor Hall - “To Zion” (audio) (Premiere)

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall's new track lovingly blends folk, reggae, and Sanskrit.

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Kaia Kater - “Oh Darlin’” (audio) (Premiere)

The Toronto-based Americana artist Kaia Kater may only be 21 years of age, but her chops in the field of roots music show study and skill of someone far beyond her years.

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Vinnie Ferra - ‘arc en ciel’ (album stream) (premiere)

Traditionalism and experimentation share equal space on this sublime new album by the LA singer-songwriter Vinnie Ferra, arc en ciel.

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Joe Goodkin - “Dog and Cat” (video) (Premiere)

Joe Goodkin’s honest, unpretentious style shines through on his new video.

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Christopher Paul Stelling: Labor Against Waste

A new voice joins those of the masters before him on this album of spiritual travel and travail. A strong candidate for best folk album of the year.

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Country Fried Rock: Folk Family Revival Interview (Podcast)

Folk Family Revival's three brothers and their buddy released Waterwalker, a giant leap into psychedelic rock for these folkies from Texas.

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Luke Winslow-King - “As April Is to May (Live at Lagunitas Couch Trippin’ SXSW)” (video) (Premiere)

Backed by a guitar-and-fiddle configuration, Luke Winslow-King gives his tune "As April Is to May" an Eastern European flavor for a session of Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ at this year's South by Southwest.

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Neil Young: The Monsanto Years

Neil Young hits the equilibrium between songwriting and performance best when he brings his heart to the table through rebellion.

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Claire Holley: Time in the Middle

It takes only a perfunctory listen to Claire Holley’s new album Time in the Middle to recognize the hold that’s maintained on her music by her Mississippi roots.

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Peggy Seeger Brought the Best of Past and Present to London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

Songs old and new, earnest and irreverent, and personal and political made up the setlist for Peggy Seeger’s vibrant London stop on her latest tour.

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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