Category Archives: Folk

SONG OF THE DAY Scott Matthews – Sweet Scented Figure

Scott Matthews was a name I’d never heard of until today when Guy Garvey played one of his early tracks on his radio show.  I say early track because this UK singer-songwriter hailing from Wolverhampton has been releasing music for … 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 Tremor – Resplandor

Some songs just sink instantly into your head and nestle themselves away like they’ve been there for years! Today’s song had that effect on me and within the very first few seconds I took to Resplandor immediately! Originating from Buenos … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Good Good Blood – The Day I Was Born

Good Good Blood has a magic way of composing gorgeously delicate folk-based melodies that stir the soul with their divine subtlety. James Smith, aka Good Good Blood, is a UK singer-songwriter whose honest, uncensored and sincere music first blessed my … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lynette Williams – Light

Harlem-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Lynette Williams has been “known to bring audience members to tears” with her spellbinding vocals, unique folk, jazz and indie-soul sound.  In an interview I found on Youtube, the young musician describes how her mother used to tell … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brigid Mae Power – Don’t Shut Me Up (Politely)

I really love the clarity of vocals verses the hazy instrumentation in this song, this is the first thing I noticed alongside the very enchanting, free-feel this track possesses. Don’t Shut Me Up (Politely) drifts along to the rustic hum … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lean Year – Watch Me

I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m not always the best with subtlety when it comes to music, my relative brief attention span reacts to bursts of sound and I can usually tell whether I’m going to like … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mattiel – Count Your Blessings

Definitely not lacking on the talent front, Georgia-born Mattiel is an ad designer, illustrator, set builder and (more recently) a singer-songwriter!  Her youth was spent on her mother’s farm and as an adolescent she would often listen to her mother’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lean Year – Come and See

Emilie Rex is a Richmond, Virginia-based singer who has recently given up her structured life of academia to join forces with filmmaker and musician, Rick Alverson.  Together the pair make up the folk-rock duo that is Lean Year, a new … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Laucan – You Give Way

One of the very enchanting qualities about the music of Laurence Galphin, aka Laucan, is its ability to captivate with such little effort.  His sound resides in a dreamy folk-based world, incorporating nature into his very distinct style, where the … Continue reading

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