Records

Album | Ryanhood – On Christmas

Southwest folk-rock favorites Ryanhood have been picking up more fans than ever in their cross-state tours following the release of Yearbook. With their soaring, compact harmonies, intense instrumentation, and affable personalities on and off the stage, there’s no questioning why.…

Single | Gilbert Lee – Dial Me Up

At its core, folk music is a communal, artistic movement that has seen more than one contemporary revolution in its time accompanying humankind around the sun. The evolutions have seen their apex in modern times back in the 60s, and…

Album | Free Willy – Remember the Alamo

As modern string bands continue to push towards modern innovation with the thrills of newgrass progression, a vocal group of purists still yearn for more of the traditional bluegrass stylings of yesteryear. Artists like Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Willie…

Album | Angel Olsen – Phases

Angel Olsen consistently confounds one’s expectations. What you see and what you get doesn’t seem to match up. There’s a disconnect between the young woman you see and the seasoned artist who sometimes makes music so dark you wonder if…

Album | Geoff Gibbons – Buffalo Hotel

The music present on Geoff Gibbons’ Buffalo Hotel fits snugly into the same corridor established by 20th century greats like Neil Young, David Crosby, and Jackson Browne. It’s windswept, melodic storytelling told with just a sprinkling of pop sentiment across a genuine…

Album | May Erlewine – Mother Lion

“Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.” Lifted from the first paragraph of May Erlewine’s Facebook biography, this is the singular, wholesome truth that sits at the center of the Michigan artist’s entire portfolio. Her…