Articles tagged folk

Moonsville Collective - “LA County Line” (audio) (premiere)

The LA Americana quintet leave the big city on their newest single.

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Laura Marling: Semper Femina

This is art, not philosophy where the truth of beauty makes one slobber, not just salivate. Desire is too intense for good manners.

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Ryanhood - “Alright Tonight” (video) (premiere)

The Tucson folk-rock duo collaborates with a local photographer in a declaration to set yourself free.

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Ruby Amanfu Gives Rich Emotional and Musical Experience at Lincoln Center

Amanfu's rich, gorgeous set alternately had people itching to dance or wiping away tears.

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Be Brave: An Interview With Jenn Grant

On Paradise, Jenn Grant looks for ways to stay connected and finds them in people, in nature, in dreams, in moments, and in the universe.

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Malcolm Holcombe - “Pretty Little Troubles” (video) (premiere)

Americana's Malcolm Holcombe shares a great new country blues tune "Pretty Little Troubles" ahead of Friday's LP release.

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Timothy Seth Avett as Darling: IV

The Avett Brothers frontman returns to his solo project after over a decade, and it's a good one.

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Jake Xerxes Fussell: What in the Natural World

Some things are eternal. Beauty is one. Strangeness another. Brutality a third. The songs here reflect all of those, through the harshness and beauty of the natural world, the generosity and brutality of humankind.

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David Olney: Don’t Try to Fight It

The 10 tracks gathered here on Don’t Try to Fight It are among folk singer-songwriter David Olney's best.

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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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The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

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"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.

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