Articles tagged folk

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 // 12:19 PM

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 // 12:00 PM

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 // 2:08 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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12 Jan 2017 // 10:55 AM

Valerie June - “Shakedown” (Singles Going Steady)

Valerie June brings us a gospel that speaks in tongues and gets down and dirty on “Shakedown”.

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Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur: Penny’s Farm

Those that listen to this music will treasure the beauty of the musicianship. These guys got the goods. Others may find the artifice bothersome.

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29 Dec 2016 // 10:00 AM

Johnnyswim Takes Atlanta

The singers and instrumentalists used the acoustics of the room to create overtones and play with the reverberations they initially created.

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John Renbourn and Wizz Jones: Joint Control

A series of low-key, intimate duets mark the first recorded pairing of guitarists John Renbourn and Wizz Jones as well as, sadly, the last recordings made by Renbourn.

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Various Artists: Christmas on the Lam and Other Songs from the Season

Christmas on the Lam offers itself up as a fine alternative to the traditional Christmas fare without falling back on the cloying tropes found in the majority of contemporary Christmas songs.

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Gillian Welch: Boots No. 1

Gillian Welch fans will appreciate hearing the original sounds of the band.

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Tim Buckley: Lady, Give Me Your Key

These previously unheard demos reveal the legendary cult artist searching for, and, for the most part, finding his voice.

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Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen: Death’s Dateless Night

Two of Australia's most gifted musicians team up for a daring concept album

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15 Nov 2016 // 1:00 PM

Tinariwen (+IO:I) - Ténéré Tàqqàl (Singles Going Steady)

Here, the Sahara's own rock stars lament the current state of their home desert, of the constant power struggles that stain the region.

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Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough - “Rainy Day” (audio) (premiere)

Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough's upcoming album IS Americana in every sense of the word. We eagerly await its release.

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