John Smith’s The Fray intimately shows how licking one’s wounds quietly, remaining peaceful, and counting blessings can soothe and even bring a modicum of happiness
The Weeping Willows’ “Black Crow” sports stunning acoustic guitar work, heavenly harmonies, and a haunting melody rooted in American gothic.
Dan Knishkowy's alt-folk collective Adeline Hotel is whittled down to a party of one, with improvised acoustic guitar taking center stage on Good Timing.
The beauty of James Yorkston's The Wide, Wide River allows the coziness back in without making concessions to his continued development and desire to push beyond traditional folk music.
Rod Abernethy's new record was recorded during a more innocent time—at least in terms of COVID and the insurgency—and implies the world could still change into someplace better. That's the truth. Does it really matter if it's normal?
The London-based singer-songwriter Dana Gillespie, whose memoir is just out, tells PopMatters about her convivial, free-spirited youth, her adventures with Bowie, Dylan, and Princess Margaret, and the spiritual path that changed her life.
The North Georgia elements enrich the tales on Calico Jim, but Pony Bradshaw is concerned with the larger questions we all face in the desire to find meaning and purpose in life.