Monday, August 16 2010
Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.
Friday, May 17 2013
Black Pudding is a souvenir record for Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood fans, an album full of theme songs for gunslingers, bluesman and desert-wandering derelicts.
Thursday, May 9 2013
Releasing a third album at the tender age of 22, Alessi Laurent-Marke is still a precocious talent. But in a crowded field, these songs will not be memorable enough.
Wednesday, April 24 2013
There’s a slack feel to the proceedings that comes across as being peaceful and easy going, exactly the kind of singer-songwriter stuff that could be heard on the dial some 35 or 40 years ago.
Here's your apocalypse song. Laura Stevenson's stunning brand of Americana pop translates the 21st century breakdown into something worrying and sweetly touching.
An endearing and impressive collection of beautifully orchestrated indie rock.
Thursday, April 18 2013
Between Hurricanes is so soft-shoe that it could easily be passed off as being a Roger Whittaker sound-a-like.
Friday, April 5 2013
Vandaveer revisit the ghastly tale of "Pretty Polly" with a haunting and gorgeously spare arrangement on their new album of murder ballads, Oh, Willie, Please....
Thursday, April 4 2013
As they toured in support of their 2011 albums, given away for free online, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan sat down with PopMatters to drink whiskey and discuss the folk scene, the Canadian Football League, The Simpsons, and the Rocky Mountains.
Monday, November 26 2012
An exceptional, unique take on orchestral folk that's full of heart, beauty and nature.