Articles tagged folk

Peter Mulvey - ‘Are You Listening?’ (album stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey returns with a new album celebrating the theme of "listening" to one another. It's a timely and powerful message.

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Ruthie Foster: Joy Comes Back

Like all of Foster’s albums, this one contains a diverse selection of bluesy material with a folk-rock edge and a gospel bottom.

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Colm Mac Con Iomaire Brings Pastoral Tranquility to Muldoon’s Picnic

NYC's Irish Arts Center hosts a regular literary/musical salon curated by poet Paul Muldoon and will offer free books on St. Patrick's.

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16 Mar 2017 // 10:44 AM

Pieta Brown, Born of Songwriting Royalty, Carries on Tradition

“Performing has been a long journey for me,” Pieta Brown says. “I’ve had to learn a lot of things and break down shyness walls. But as far as songwriting, I feel very open and free.”

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Kath Bloom: This Dream of Life

We're all dreams, evaporating before each other's eyes, within Kath Bloom's complicated folk, transcendent but grounded in human weakness.

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Lowland Hum - “Folded Flowers” (video) (premiere)

Indie folk duo Lowland Hum offer up a beautiful pastoral video for the lovely song "Folded Flowers" that was shot entirely on an iPhone 6s.

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Philip Lewin: Am I Really Here All Alone?

A rare, long-treasured and rare loner folk touchstone is unearthed for a new generation.

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Drug of Voice: Jack Savoretti’s Latest Work Ruptures With Jovian Emotion

Jack Savoretti's Sleep No More showcases what is arguably his most distinctive feature: his sweet and deadly singing pipes.

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Jaakko Laitinen and Väärä Raha: Näennäinen

Väärä Raha cuts a southward swath across Europe for its latest collection of dramatic folk fusion.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator

Alyndra Segarra proves that moonlight and a bottle can function as well as the Bible for one looking for salvation.

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6 Mar 2017 // 3:15 AM

Pieta Brown: Postcards

Brown penned simple acoustic version of the songs while in hotel rooms on tour and sent them to various musical collaborators to turn into a shared track.

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6 Mar 2017 // 3:01 AM

Ryanhood: Yearbook

Hood and Green expertly weave pop-sensible tracks that ride the alternative folk wave straight into a medley of musical influences

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Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

Collecting Clark’s late-period songs and ending with a sprinkling of unreleased demos, this anthology is a reminder of what a singular songwriter he was.

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Elli Perry - “Smoking Gun” (video) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Elli Perry tackles depression on her new single "Smoking Gun" with fight and verve.

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Ruthie Foster - “War Pigs” (video) (premiere)

Blues/folk/soul singer Ruthie Foster releases a stunning blues cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs", previewing her new album coming 24 March.

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Rachael Kilgour - ‘Rabbit in the Road’ (album) (premiere)

The folk singer Rachael Kilgour wears her heartache on her sleeve, and in doing so reassures others going through similar strife.

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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 // 3:02 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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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

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"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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