Tag: folk music

  • THE EARLY MAYS: PRETTIEST BLUE EP | ALBUM REVIEW

    THE EARLY MAYS: PRETTIEST BLUE EP | ALBUM REVIEW

    There’s beauty in simplicity, a sentiment perfectly illustrated in Prettiest Blue, the new EP from Appalachian folk duo The Early Mays.

  • ALBUM REVIEW: SERA — WHEN I WAKE UP

    ALBUM REVIEW: SERA — WHEN I WAKE UP

    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.  […]

  • Off The Stage: Vance Gilbert

    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. […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Live Show Review of Sierra Ferrell — Halloween 2019

      It was pitch black outside as a light rain obscured the waxing moon.  A stark chill was in the air, punctuating the eerie silence that blanketed all hallows eve in Crab Orchard, Tennessee.  Across from the field that Byrd’s Creek Music Festival calls home, there was a glow in the night.  Inside a well-appointed […]

  • 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 […]