Author: For Folk's Sake

Album | Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Out of Touch

It’s a genre that has come to dominate alternate music: that combination of 60s psychedelica blended with 90s stoner rock. With Tame Impala’s wash of guitar on one end and Mac Demarco’s synths on the other, a host of bands…

Album | Kitty Macfarlane – Namer of Clouds

On her debut album Somerset singer-songwriter Kitty Macfarlane presents an occasionally dazzling set of songs that span traditional and contemporary folk, and includes a few numbers that might well deserve a spot among the English folk canon themselves. The press…

Gallery | Papa Mike Ronstadt’s 65th Birthday Memorial Concert @ Monterey Court, Tucson

On almost every last Sunday of the month throughout the year, you will find P.D. Ronstadt & the Company bringing their southwestern blend of blues, folk, and rock to Tucson’s Monterey Court. Predating the Company was Ronstadt Generations, a band…

Gallery | Little House of Funk @ Monterey Court, Tucson

In Tucson, Little House of Funk is a staple of the dance band scene. Frontwoman Connie Brannock and her band of consummate musicians never cease in lighting the stage alight wherever and whenever they’re playing. Last July’s show at Monterey…

Live | Aaron Watson @ Elsinore Theater, Salem

For Folk’s Sake’s Molly Holmberg recently attended Aaron Watson’s show at the Elsinore Theater in Salem, OR. Molly is a professional photographer who takes gorgeous shots of concerts, natural landscapes, and more. Feel free to follow her on Instagram (@mollyholmbergphoto)…

Album | Soccer Mommy- Clean

The notion of a soccer mommy conjures images of a 35-year-old woman with two kids and an SUV to ferry the kids to practice and games. Yet Sophie Allison is a 20-year-old on leave from NYU majoring in rock and…

Interview | Patrick Ballantyne talks about the year he spent making latest album Calendar

Patrick Ballantyne is known in Canada as a “songwriter’s songwriter,” known for collaborating with such artists as the legendary homegrown blues-rock combo Big Sugar, as well as The Trews, Tim Chaisson and others, helping to create a formidable catalogue of…