Articles tagged folk

Penny and Sparrow - “Makeshift” (audio) (premiere)

Austin singer-songwriter duo Penny and Sparrow move from delicate folk to rough-edged Americana on their new album.

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10 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

Basia Bulat: Good Advice

If there's one thing that Good Advice shows most of all, it's Basia Bulat's flexibility as a songwriter. Her take on pop makes her emotive and multi-dimensional.

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Bert Jansch: Avocet (Special Edition)

To say Avocet is representative of Bert Jansch’s other work would be missing the mark because it’s so individual and unique.

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Ane Brun: When I’m Free

Ane Brun is capable of making strong records, maybe even great ones. But this isn't one of them.

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The Pines: Above the Prairie

The Pines give us a record that is artful and imaginative and in many ways defies easy classification. In others, it's pure joy Americana.

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2 Feb 2016 // 11:08 AM

The Currys - “If I Find It” (audio) (premiere)

Florida's the Currys prove that the most powerful musical harmonies often come from groups of family members.

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Cass McCombs: A Folk Set Apart: Rarities, B-Sides & Space Junk, ETC.

This sturdy collection of rarities provides a glimpse behind the curtain of McCombs’ prolific career.

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Last Call at Folk City with Dominic Chianese

As the MC at New York's leading folk music venue, Chianese introduced many of the era's best-known and most influential figures.

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Jeffrey Foucault: Salt As Wolves

Jeffrey Foucault never disappoints but especially not on this recording which finds him joined by former Morphine drummer Billy Conway, who co-produces with Foucault and guitarist Bo Ramsey.

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Doc Watson: Live at the Bottom Line

There may be too many Doc Watson albums for one person to hear, but it is difficult to think of a more pleasurable musical experience. In the meantime, this concert from 2002 provides an excellent place to start.

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Judy Dyble: Anthology Part One

Judy Dyble sang with the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Giles, Giles Fripp. Then she disappeared...

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The Winterlings - ‘You Are Acres’ (album stream) (premiere)

Indie folk duo the Winterlings return with You Are Acres, a gorgeous collection of songs wrapped in naturalistic imagery.

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6 Jan 2016 // 10:00 AM

20 Questions: Zachary Cale

He's one of America's most accomplished singer-songwriters, after only a decade of recorded output. But success hasn't changed Cale, who still loves cowboy boots, climbing trees, and swapping song titles, Robert Pollard-style.

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Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe: Maybe the Saddest Thing

A successful blend of myriad influences make for a scintillating debut for this band of young talents.

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Howard Eynon: So What If I’m Standing in Apricot Jam?

A psychedelic resurrection for lovers of waggish wonder.

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L’anarchiste - “You Were a Saint” (video) (premiere)

The Salt Lake City band get elemental in their fiery new video.

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Swaying Wires - “Nowhere” (audio) (premiere)

The Finnish band puts their own unique spin on Americana.

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Barrule - “Fir-Hammag Yioogh (High Net Worth Individuals)” (audio) (premiere)

The band from the Isle of Man delves into the island's rich heritage on this new track.

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7 Dec 2015 // 2:02 AM

Ana Egge: Bright Shadow

Bright Shadow is so instantly engaging, it makes an immediate impression well before the final song fades away.

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The Wainwright Sisters: Songs in the Dark

The two sisters did not grow up together, but share an affinity in both their professed gloomy attitudes towards life and their tastes for seemingly somber music.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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