Author: For Folk's Sake

Album | Bird City – Winnowing

For nearly two decades, singer/songwriter Jenny Mitchell has been regarded as one of the most original voices within the Canadian indie music scene, and her latest project, Bird City, is her most personal yet. As a beloved fixture of the…

Album | Hovvdy – Cranberry

I know what some people are going to think while listening to Cranberry for the first time: “I already know this record”. Mind you, this will spring in the minds of people who either love or hate the album. In…

Album | Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

Just at the point when you think you have Jonathan Wilson pinned down he changes the game. Sometime artist, full-time producer (Father John Misty, Karen Elson, Connor Oberst), then all of a sudden he’s playing guitar and singing in Roger…

Interview | Collette Savard talks about starting over with latest album ‘Collette Savard and the Savants’

Toronto singer/songwriter Collette Savard had been searching for a fresh start, and that’s definitely what’s she achieved on her latest album, Collette Savard and the Savants. After releasing three independent records with her former partner, John Zytaruk, Savard was determined…

Album | Winona Wilde – Wasted Time

On her third album, the much-travelled Canadian singer/songwriter Winona Wilde continues to redefine the image of the troubadour, documenting her life and observing the world with both biting wit and heartbreaking honesty. However, what is revealed in the music tells…

Album | Louis Brennan – Dead Capital

Music and misery have long gone hand in hand. In his novel High Fidelity, Nick Hornby pairs the two in a chicken/egg ‘which came first?’ scenario. Certainly, we are moulded by the music we listen to as we grow up.…

Album | Snowpoet – Thought You Knew

When people mention “jazz” to today’s listeners, they will probably think about alternative monoliths like Kamasi Washington, or Colin Stetson. People who were young in the 90s will go as far as recalling the Detroit scene, Tortoise, Sea and Cake,…

Album | Lucy Dacus – Historian

No Burden, recorded in 20 hours as a school project, led to a 20 label bidding war for Lucy Dacus. When  the dust settled she signed with Matador, mostly because they saw her live rather than simply watching her on…

Album | Anna Burch – Quit The Curse

Fans of Frontier Ruckus will certainly be stricken when they recognize the face of Anna Burch on the cover of her solo debut album. Anna Burch has been a touring member of the band from early on, but just recently…

Album | Rowan Coupland – Circuit

A very few records exist that one can describe as “magical” – a very dangerous, double-edged attribute when it comes to music and art, as it can entail the deepest probing of the unconscious as well as the most kitsch,…