Category Archives: American Folk

SONG OF THE DAY Rainbrother – Black Chemicals

I first came across the soothing folk-rock sounds of Rainbrother in 2016 with the discovery of a Riverside, the opening track from their 2017 debut album, Tales From the Drought. Coming together with a group of musicians from the Copenhagen indie … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sam Moss – Neon

It has been said that when it comes to folk I can be quite fussy, but with Sam Moss there is not a shred of doubt in my mind that this is my kind of sound! Capturing the spirit of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lean Year – Holy Mountain

Emerging folk-rock duo Lean Year have caught my ear on many an occasion and yesterday released their eponymous debut album via Western Vinyl. Emilie Rex and Rick Alverson hail from Richmond, Virginia and together create an atmospheric blend of minimal … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shakey Graves – Nobody’s Fool

Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, has been sharing his glorious blues-folk and rock’n’roll sounds ever since 2011.  Well-known for starting out as a one-man band, Shakey now shares the stage with other musicians, but his creations are still his own … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Adam Torres – Hatchet

It’s one thing to have a way with words, but possessing the gift to express these beautifully assembled sentences in such an exquisite way is something that Adam Torres effortlessly accomplishes every time he puts pen to paper.  Add to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shirley Collins & Davy Graham – Bad Girl

“An extraordinary album…that opened people’s minds and shaped a few careers along the way.” fROOTS Yesterday I touched upon the marvellous Folk Roots New Routes  album after featuring Davy Graham’s Pretty Polly.  Today I gave it a listen for the first time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Valerie June – Shake Down

Valerie June Hockett, aka Valerie June will be releasing her new album, In Order of Time on March 10 via Concord Records. The American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who cites artists such as Jessie Mae Hemphill, The Carter Family, Elisabeth Cotten, Bob Dylan and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Iles – The Unknown Gnome

When music instantly grabs your attention there is no better feeling than being sucked into its tuneful vacuum.  The music of Iles did just that in May last year with the release of his album, ‘Apartments’. Tristan Johnston (aka Iles … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brett Detar – Satan’s Foot On My Neck

I love to delve and dabble into various genres, for there are not many styles of music that I can’t appreciate at least once, even with something like Country…though I must confess this doesn’t happen too frequently. Today’s song grabbed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Adam Torres – Juniper Arms

Adam Torres first appeared with his self released debut album ‘Nostra Nova’ in 2006 and it has taken ten years for the folk singer-songwriter to return.  In his musical absence he has spent the past decade volunteering in Ecuador, completing … Continue reading

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