Author: Jonathan Frahm

Premiere | EG Vines – Am I Dreaming

When last he appeared on For Folk’s Sake, EG Vines was pitching the character of ‘The Salesman‘. Now, the frills are shaven and the message is clear as the artist sets his anger towards real-life salesmen who are commandeering American…

Premiere | Bob Hillman – I Often Dream of Candlelight (Maria)

Bob Hillman purposefully approached the musical development of his latest tune with a bit of an offbeat step. Of ‘I Often Dream of Candlelight (Maria)’, the singer-songwriter recants, “The song’s unusual for me because the verse melody doesn’t move much, and also…

Interview | FFS 5 with Mike Straw, of Doc Straw & the Scarecrows

Rooted in bayou blues, homespun rock, and reflective folk, Doc Straw & the Scarecrows produce blue collar southern rock and Americana that’s as engaging as it is down-to-earth, and as heart-rending as it is thought-inducing. Their latest, ‘Get On By’,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Shawna Virago

2020 has been unpredictable, to say the very least. Shawna Virago’s ‘Heaven Sent Delinquent’ bares a stark message of hope for these burdened times, and her new electric mix ups the octane some. A critique of the oppressive and proud,…

Premiere | Mark Willenborg – Honky-Tonk Hallelujah

Mark Willenborg is unvarnished country, through and through. Cut from the same cloth as greats like George Strait and Waylon Jennings, fans of classic country will feel right at home with the impending release of Cold Beer and Country Music…

Premiere | Bobbylene – Rolling Thunder

Bobbylene is the folk-pop lovechild of Bobby Katz and Marlene McCarthy. Two NYC-based musicians, they met while studying at NYU in respective jazz and classical programs. Now, they’re making slickly produced, heartfelt Americana as if they’ve been doing it for…