Interview: Gregory Alan Isakov

“With my music, I’m always trying to create a sense of place, and Colorado always seems to make it into the songs,” says renowned folk artist Gregory Alan Isakov. “The first time I ever played in Los Angeles, I remember seeing palm trees and an ocean, and playing my songs there that were all written... Continue Reading →

Album Review: The Low Anthem- eyeland

With their new album, eyeland, out today via Washington Square Music, indie folk outfit The Low Anthem not only push the envelope, they blast through the boundary walls of folk music with a musical bulldozer. Surrealism abounds on eyeland; the opening track, appropriately named “in eyeland”, is a dreamlike introduction into this strange new territory... Continue Reading →

“Out In The Dark” – New Music from Alexander Biggs

Stepping out of the bedroom with a series of self-produced works, Melbourne creative Alexander Biggs has an aptitude for storytelling that offers honesty and, at times, confronting insight into life’s greater failures and lesser success. ‘Out In The Dark’ is the latest offering from the up-and-coming folk artist, and was recorded, mixed, and mastered from his bedroom... Continue Reading →

Premiere: “Alchemy” by Karen Dezelle

Singer/songwriter Karen Dezelle comes at her new single, “Alchemy”, awash in indie-folk beauty and grace,  with new lessons and life experiences. After the success of her previous two albums, 2013’s Lost and Found and 2014’s Bloom, Unfold, Wither EP, Dezelle moved across the country from Los Angeles to New York in search of new beginnings. Known for her... Continue Reading →

“Space To Breathe”- New Video from Quinell

Pasco, Washington's indie folk artist folk singer/songwriter Quinell has been making a name for himself around his hometown, captivating audiences with his soulful voice and gut-wrenching emotional songwriting. Recently, he released a video for "Space to Breathe," a spine-tingling, emotional acoustic track about the end of a relationship.  Directed by videographer Justin Frick and featuring violinist Erica... Continue Reading →

Interview: Tim McNary

Tim McNary is a seeker; always with a book in tow—Rainer Rilke, Beat poetry from the likes of Lawrence Ferlinghetti as of late, and facing challenges with resolve and curiosity.  After college, he ventured alone to South America, backpacked through Peru and Bolivia, eventually landing in Brazil, teaching English to children.  “I got my mom to... Continue Reading →

“Windfall” – New Music from Kalispell

Wisconsin's Shane Leonard, a.k.a. Kalispell, has a musical pedigree that spans collaborations with familiar names like Field Report, The Stray Birds, Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, and Sean Carey, to teaching music through the Exploration School at Yale University. After dropping out of music school to teach English, he embarked on a four-year exploration down Appalachian backroads to learn clawhammer banjo... Continue Reading →

Preview: Darlingside at City Winery on 4/16/16

When I last spoke with indie folk ensemble Darlingside--with whom I had a philosophical post-Thanksgiving discussion about the difference between "dressing" and "stuffing"--they had just released their latest album, Birds Say, and had been on tour with the likes of Patty Griffin, King Cardinal, The Ballroom Thieves, Tall Heights, and Caitlin Canty. Since then, they have... Continue Reading →

“Honey Bee” – New Music from Former Belle

With uninhibited folk tones tinged by another time, Former Belle returns to bring fresh takes on the folk tradition inspired by artists both old and new. Led by singer-songwriter and CRUISR guitarist Bruno Catrambone, and calling to mind the melancholy of Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes, the outfit will release their latest 6-track EP Foreign Bed on April 8th,... Continue Reading →

Interview: Flora Cash

The story of Flora Cash is the epitome of the 21st century romance.  Songwriter Cole Randall and alt-electronic songstress Shpresa Lleshaj met each other, of all places, on Soundcloud.  “I was looking for something new to listen to; I found Cole and clicked on his music, and I fell in love with his voice and... Continue Reading →

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