There's Never Enough Time for Folk Music's James Elkington

The sometimes Wilco and Richard Thompson sideman, in-demand producer, and songwriter, James Elkington, muses on why it's taking longer than he expects to achieve more in a week than most of us get done in a lifetime.

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Signe Marie Rustad Finds Companionship In "A Thousand Lights" (premiere + interview)

Norwegian-American Signe Marie Rustad gazes into the lights of Oslo and finds hope after a long streak of writer's block. The result: "In a Thousand Lights", premiered with this interview.

Jedd Beaudoin

Strangers in the Room: A Journey Through the British Folk Rock Scene 1967-1973

The inversion of British folk and the invention of British folk-rock is catalogued here in all of its stormy and delicate variety.


John Smith Revisits British Folk Classic "The Time Has Come" (premiere)

Praised by John Renbourn as "the future of folk music", John Smith continues to exemplify that with his LP, Hummingbird and the single, "The Time Has Come".


Pentangle's 'Sweet Child' Turns 50

Reissued on vinyl by Real Gone Music, British folk-rock band Pentangle's second album Sweet Child is as good as ever.


Johnny Flynn: Country Mile

Despite some minor quibbles, this is a very accomplished album and one that shows Flynn well on his way to becoming the U.K.’s next great folk troubadour.


Savaging Spires: Savaging Spires

A mysterious tour-de-weird-cum-tour-de-awesome.

Jedd Beaudoin

The Unthanks: Last

The album’s thematic conceit is that we are experiencing the Last Days. There’s no reason to look ahead and every reason to reflect on the present and treasure the past.

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