All articles by Jonathan Frahm

Premiere | EllaHarp – Bittersweet

Last month, For Folk’s Sake readers were introduced to EllaHarp as she took on our ongoing ‘FFS 5’ interview series. Therein, we were given a window to peer into the life of Ella Dawn Jenkins—the woman behind the multifarious folk,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Kimberly Hou

For all of its intense focus on technical precision, the heartbeat of classical composition is stirringly close to the often simplistic, often imperfect realm of folk interpretation. There’s a reason, after all, why the works of Chopin or Farrenc are…

Interview | FFS 5 with Simon Lunche

In just 20 years, Simon Lunche has established himself as a musical tour de force. Known for putting in the work with Berkeley indie rockers The Blondies, he’s written and produced their entire catalog. Beyond, he’s developed a name for…

Interview | FFS 5 with Half Stack

Half Stack are making names for themselves as bonafide Oakland cowpoke. Rising within their own indie country scene as of late, the band’s Wings of Love was mostly written while frontman Pete Kegler was living out his days on a…

Premiere | Lila Blue – The Dead

Lila Blue’s folk marches to its own beat. Intrinsically idiosyncratic in nature, the singer-songwriter is not only known for crossing genre lines, but for doing so in ways that define her and no one else. It’s a bold claim to…

Interview | FFS 5 with Rob Alexander

Rob Alexander’s songwriting speaks back to an era of quality radio sheen, quantified by charts consistently populated by smartly composed music. The likes of Elton John and Peter Gabriel had enough of a pop spirit to captivate all manner of…