Author: Jonathan Frahm

Premiere | Assorted Orchids – High Tide

Assorted Orchids’ ‘High Tide’ paints a picture with dulled blues and grays. As autumn and winter make way, its plaintive ruminations make for a folk cut reflective of the season. T. McWilliams navigates the melancholic tune with a gorgeous subtlety,…

Album | Craig Green Band – Southland

Centered in Tucson, members of the Craig Green Band come from across the States and even over the pond. Hailing from the Old Pueblo, but also Ohio, Seattle, and Germany, Green and company turn in compelling Americana like the best…

Album | Mason – My Kind of Trouble

It’s been a half-decade since Mason dropped their debut album, Midnight Road. They electrified Arizona crowds with their smoky blues and they’re ready to do it again with a psychedelic lick of paint with My Kind of Trouble. Their second…

Album | The Brother Brothers – Cover to Cover

The Brother Brothers have grown into a notable force on the roots circuit, regaled for reflective songwriting and gorgeous harmonies that have drawn comparison to the best of ’em. As the Milk Carton Kids would jest about the dubious identifiability…

Album | Chloe Kimes – Self-Titled

One of Nashville’s most promising new implants, Chloe Kimes, released her self-titled LP this summer and it reliably swings between worlds. Originally from Ludington, Michigan, the singer-songwriter is as well-rounded as her pitstop portfolio; she sells her narrative lyricism with…

Premiere | 3 Pairs of Boots – Just Call Him Love

3 Pairs of Boots pay tribute to Old West cowboy Nat Love on their latest. ‘Just Call Him Love’ recalls the tale of this swashbuckling rodeo champ, noted for adventures that have permanently left his imprint as an American hero.…

Video | James and the Shame – Believe Me

Best known for his work as a YouTube “internetainer”, Los Angeles artist Rhett McLaughlin is breaking from his trademark comedy to hone-in on another passion—country music—as James and the Shame. His debut single, ‘Believe Me’, takes a jab at political…

Interview | FFS 5 with GaRangDengZhen

Photo courtesy of artist Ansa GaRangDengZhen—or Zen—is a multi-award winning pioneer of contemporary Tibetan folk music. His accomplishments have brought him around the world—most recently to Canada, where he will be performing at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on 13 August.…

Premiere | Nick Nace – Someday is Too Far Away

Nick Nace recalls, “‘Someday Is Too Far Away’ is about getting the runaround when it comes to love, having that moment of clarity, and deciding you’re not going to put up with it anymore.” Indeed; the Americana artist’s latest single…

Interview | FFS 5 with The Last Optimist

‘Sad folk’ songwriter, poet, and activist Markus Belanger is the Last Optimist. A moniker that he had conjured during dark times for the globe, Belanger aims to embrace an openness towards mental health awareness in his music. His EP, This…