Magic, folklore, and mysterious worlds are brought to life on Welsh singer-songwriter SERA’s latest album, When I Wake Up.  Pulling from a variety of influences, SERA challenges the pervasive concept that folk and Americana artists have to live in a perpetual melancholic funk or, in the alternative, reel out a slew of toe-tapping country jams. ... Continue Reading →

Off The Stage: Vance Gilbert

For most casual fans of music, the forty-five minutes that a band spends on the stage is all they can see. However, when the guitar cases are closed and the venue’s floor is littered with empty beer cans and trash, most bands load their gear into the van and return back to their normal lives.... Continue Reading →

Premiere: “Monsters” by The End Of America

"Is the world slowly breaking?" ask James Downes, Trevor Leonard, and Brendon Thomas, who make music together as Philadelphia folkicana outfit The End Of America, in the chorus of their new single "Monsters," out officially on July 19th. It's a question for the ages and one that bears pointed significance in these perilous times in... Continue Reading →

Premiere: “Paranoid Blues” by Elliah Heifetz

Folk music has traditionally mirrored what is happening in the culture at a given moment and is often as important as accounts recorded in history books. Appropriately, in his new track "Paranoid Blues," Brooklyn-based folkster Elliah Heifetz sings of the pervasive and festering fear emerging from every corner of society in this crazy period of... Continue Reading →

Interview: Lisa LeBlanc

At a Lisa LeBlanc show, you won’t see four white dudes in cowboy hats gathered around a lone microphone plying the crowd with high lonesome wails. Indeed, Canadian banjo shredder LeBlanc isn’t your typical bluegrass or roots ambassador, and she has been turning the stereotypical idea of what that even is on its head for... Continue Reading →

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