Category Archives: Folk

SONG OF THE DAY Colter Wall – Sleeping on the Blacktop

Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall hails from Swift Current, Saskatchewan and grew up with a love for music from a very early age. When he was 13 he began learning the guitar and, already familiar with the sounds of country, started playing the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dollar Band – High Desert Walk

I’d never heard of LA’s Dollar Band until I stumbled upon Too Sensitive on Friday, so today I tracked down the album the song was taken from to see if the rest was as good as this track…and it most certainly … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Michael Clark – Something To Be Won

Earlier this month I discovered the magical sounds of Michael Clark.  Following in his fathers footsteps, but forging out his own path I hasten to add, Clark is the son of the late (and most great) Gavin Clark . To date he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Wilson – Tomorrow’s Child

North Carolina-born and now LA-based, Jonathan Wilson is a musician and producer whose sound has been described as “hippie-soul drenched folk-psych-rock.” He has been recording and releasing his music in bands since 1995, embarking on his solo career in 2011, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Michael Clark – End Is Near

When I heard this song on the radio the other day my ears instantly pricked up, the voice reminded me of Gavin Clark and I really liked its sound, but little did I realise how close I was and what … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Calexico – Minas Cobre (for better metal)

Best known for their Americana, folk-rock sound, Calexico were one band I’d always wanted to see live and when I did, I didn’t stop grinning the whole way through!! My favourite sound of Calexico is when the trumpets come out, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gavin Clark – The Russian

I have been saving up for Gavin Clark’s Beautiful Skeletons for quite some time now, but with an average selling price of just over £200, I’ve yet to justify the purchase..but he is a hero of mine and one of my … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy – Mam Yinne Wa

Almost two years ago to this day German label Philophon released a gloriously vibrant song entitled, Mam Yinne Wa.   Specialising in authentic local styles, from from heavy grooving Ethio-Jazz coming out of Addis Abeba to cheerful Frafra-Gospel, most of Philophon’s recordings take place … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Cotton Jones Basket Ride – Chewing Gum

I had to double check the release date of today’s song when I first heard it about half hour ago, because it flawlessly and authentically sounds like something from the late 60’s.  This particular track, however, only dates back to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abner Jay – I’m So Depressed

“You know why Elephants don’t smoke? Because they can’t get their butts in the ashtray!” Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1921 Abner Jay was a multi-instrumentalist best known for performing eccentric, blues-infused folk.  Playing as a one-man band his idiosyncratic … Continue reading

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