Tag: Folk

Interview with Riverhorse

Interview with Riverhorse

March 19, 2018

Brian Motyll started Riverhorse as a solo project and released an impressive set of tracks on his first LP, Opal. Now Riverhorse has returned with two new members, Scott Ahlgrim and Austin O’Connor, and a new album Who Gets The Last Laugh on Doomsday? The album is a set of songs that meld the...

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

October 3, 2017

Grief is a tricky thing. It takes various shapes and forms and can often hit us in ways we don’t see coming. It has this way of pushing us to the darkest parts of who we are and taking away the things that make us feel anything other than loss. Ghost Town...

Album Review: Mountain Babies – Existence of Resistance

Album Review: Mountain Babies – Existence of Resistance

May 26, 2017

One of the best things about being a music blogger is you often just have amazing music fall into your lap. That was the case with Port Huron quartet Mountain Babies. Their newest EP, Existence of Resistance, and was immediately hooked to their unique nu-folk sound.

Existence of Resistance starts off somberly with the...

Album Review: Jessie Abbey – The Deep and the Sea

Album Review: Jessie Abbey – The Deep and the Sea

September 11, 2016

Sometimes all you need to help jump start some creativity is a change in scenery. This was the case for singer-songwriter Jessie Abbey who made the move from sunny California to the just as sunny Florida with her band, Musical Charis. The move sparked Abbey to explore the music of her upbringing,...

Interview with Big Shoals

Interview with Big Shoals

September 3, 2016

There’s a reason that Big Shoals named their sophomore album Hard Lessons. I got to talk with singer Lance Howell about that as well as other inspiration behind the album and what the Florida trio is up to now that their newest album is out in the world.

Why don’t we start off with a quick introduction...

Album Review: Big Shoals – Hard Lessons

Album Review: Big Shoals – Hard Lessons

August 29, 2016

It’s the time of year where I start dreaming of cooler weather, horror movies, and lots of pumpkin pie. There are certain genres of music that I turn to when I’m starting to crave the fall. I’m not sure what it is about Americana music, but for some reason it’s my perfect soundtrack to a...

Single Review: Hayden Calnin – Cut Love

Single Review: Hayden Calnin – Cut Love

February 12, 2016

If you haven’t had your ear tuned to the music coming out of the Land Down Under recently then you’re definitely missing out on some great music. Most recently Hayden Calnin has been making a splash as his songs have popped up on several popular TV shows (Suits, Parenthood, and Teen...

Album Review: Ell Phillips – Call It Home

Album Review: Ell Phillips – Call It Home

September 27, 2015

I’ve noticed that as I’m getting older my folk love has started to skew a bit more toward the country side of things. Not that I’ll be hitting a Kenny Chesney concert anytime soon, but I do have a much greater appreciation for folk country than before. This is why I couldn’t help but resist the...

Album Review: Nathan Roberts & The New Birds: Nathan Roberts & The New Birds

Album Review: Nathan Roberts & The New Birds: Nathan Roberts & The New Birds

February 18, 2014

Aside from my love of horror movies, I also inherited my mom’s taste in music. I’m sure it stems from spending Saturday night’s listening to all of her records while hanging out with family and friends but I’ve always loved classic rock, particularly from the 70’s. It’s something that has followed me into adulthood and...

Album Review: Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct

Album Review: Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct

February 12, 2014

Fanfarlo worked collectively with sound engineer David Wrench in North Wales, producing a philosophical album that explores human existence and evolution. Let’s Go Extinct is a well thought-out, themed album that you should listen to while you’re stargazing, in the middle of a field, imagining the livelihood of our universe. Fanfarlo’s mastermind, Simon...

Album Review: Jeremy Messersmith – Heart Murmurs

Album Review: Jeremy Messersmith – Heart Murmurs

February 7, 2014

Love is a topic covered over and over again in music but never with as much depth and precision as on Jeremy Messersmith’s fourth LP, Heart Murmurs. It’s a look at love from numerous angles and perspectives which helps create a beautifully crafted and well rounded album. Jeremy’s signature baroque and folk sounds are...

Album Review: Blitzen Trapper – VII

Album Review: Blitzen Trapper – VII

January 8, 2014

I ran across the title track off Blitzen Trapper’s album Furr last night, which caught my ears. However, I noticed that they had just released VII in December (thanks last.fm).

Blitzen Trapper is a folk/rock sextet formed in Portland, Oregon. Throughout the album you can definitely hear their alt-country tone. While I am not...