Author: Ian Parker

Ian is For Folk's Sake's reviews editor. Find him on Twitter @iparky.

Album | South – From Here On In

One of the few things about South that you could pin down was their name. Three London lads proudly declared their roots at a time when the north dominated the British scene – and there was an element of defiance…

Album | The Staves – Good Woman

In the decade since self-releasing their debut EP, the Staves have built their brand around blood harmonies and beautiful melodies. Their reputation grew quickly, though more patience has been required when it has come to new music from the three…

Video premiere | John Paul Keith – How Can You Walk Away

In much the same way as the mighty Mississippi passes along the western side of the city, the roots of American music flow through Memphis. Soul, gospel, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll have a home in the cultural…

Album | Calexico – Seasonal Shift

Christmas this year is going to look a little different to usual for obvious reasons. The good news is that, with the help of Calexico, it can sound a little bit different too. Swapping out the sleigh bells for mariachi…

Album | Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Return To Greendale

After years of delays to the Archives project, it seems lockdown has provided Young with the time to get things moving at such a pace its becoming difficult to keep up. Barely a month is going by without a release…

Album | Emmy The Great – April/月音

Emmy The Great’s new record isn’t, it must be said, all that new. The story begins back in September 2017, when Emma-Lee Moss travelled from her home in New York to her birth city of Hong Kong. “I was planning…

Album | Drive-By Truckers – The New OK

When the Drive-By Truckers kept us waiting three years for January’s The Unraveling, it was the longest gap yet between albums in their 20-plus year career. Now, just nine months later, they’re back with The New OK. This surprise new…

Video premiere | She Owl – Glass (Live)

Three years after its initial release, She Owl’s Drifters EP continues to bewitch. And during these strange times one song in particular has taken on a new meaning – ‘Glass’ was written about isolation and the craving for human touch.…

EP | Neil Young – The Times

Having filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump for using ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ at his campaign events without seeking permission, Neil Young has helpfully suggested a different tune the US President’s re-election campaign might want to consider. ‘Looking For…