Interview | FFS 5 with Piers Faccini

Last year, Piers Faccini hatched an idea. Intent on releasing a series of EPs on his label, Beating Drum, the notable singer-songwriter and painter began to curate the collection that appropriately reflects the creative eclecticism of its artists. Entitled Hear…

Interview | FFS 5 with Chadwick Stokes

Chadwick Stokes Urman has been defining folk spirit as a musician and human rights activist for 25 years. His first notable climb was through fronting Dispatch in the late 1990s. Since, he’s been an artistic tour de force, continuing to…

Interview | FFS 5 with Alan Barnosky

Durham, NC (by way of Michigan) flatpicking guitarist and songwriter Alan Barnosky expertly crafts Americana songs that detail the life of a modern troubadour. His critically acclaimed debut Old Freight, which was noted as being “a fantastic album, full of…

Single | Stephen Babcock – Willow Tree

Stephen Babcock began as a fledgling singer-songwriter at 13-years-old. Growing up in a large family with three siblings, he had plenty of inspiration to build upon his art form early-on between his older brother, a music enthusiast, and his father,…

Album | Ikes Creek – Up, Rising

When Ikes Creek first came to be, Korey Simeone, Mark Sanfilippo and Gabe Davis claim that it was entirely by chance. Still, in those initial moments, a creative fire must’ve been stoked. Rounded out now by Thomas Moose and Cori…

Session | Thom Ashworth – Derry Gaol

Thom Ashworth is on a mission to prove that traditional folk can be made current, original and, perhaps most surprisingly, can be brilliantly performed on an acoustic bass guitar. In this second video from Thom’s session with us, he offers…

Album | Vetiver – Up On High

Over the years Vetiver have been a bit of a chameleon. There was a slightly Fleetwood Mac-ish tinge to Complete Strangers. Four years down the line, Up On High is a very different beast, much more of an acoustic outing…

Interview | ‘Face to Face’ with Twelfth Day

Scotland’s Twelfth Day inhabit a special place. Catriona Price and Esther Swift are classically trained musicians, yet in their band there is a focus on improvisation one rarely sees. The opportunity to question these women and introduce their newest track…

Interview | FFS 5 with Canyon City

Off the heels of Canyon City’s first record, 2016’s Midnight Waves, essential cut ‘Firework’ was added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlist and has since culled more than seven million streams. But that’s just scratching the surface. In total, Johnson…

Interview | FFS 5 with John Salaway

Frontman. Acclaimed songwriter. Sideman. Nationally-endorsed multi-instrumentalist. Producer. Since moving to Nashville in the early 2000s, John Salaway has become one of the city’s most accomplished musicians, holding down a weekly residency at the world-class BB King’s Blues Club while also…

Interview | FFS 5 with Judy Blank

In September, singer-songwriter Judy Blank made history by becoming the first Dutch artist ever to play AmericanaFest playing a number of day parties, several radio appearances, an official showcase and Grimey’s Americanarama. In 2014 she released her piano-driven debut album,…

Album | Lankum – The Livelong Day

Dropping the needle on The Livelong Day is to enter an intense world. Their third studio album is the Irish four-piece’s most uncompromising statement yet. Few bands would dare open with an 11-minute long reworking of ‘The Wild Rover?’, its…