All articles by Jonathan Frahm

Premiere | Trae Sheehan – Closing the Door

Like many of today’s best Americana innovators, Trae Sheehan isn’t an artist who lets the traditional restrictions of a genre define him. Depending on the moment, the mostly self-taught singer-songwriter bounces between folk, rock, and country elements like a savant.…

Video premiere | Fawkes & Hownd – Our Time

At the center of Fawkes & Hownd’s artistic mission is an intent to convey authenticity. With an attention towards meshing influences ranging between Canadian and American roots, Phöenix Lazare and Justin Kelley’s work showcases an organic core. More important to…

Album | Sachiko Kanenobu – Misora

First released in 1972, Misora is timeless. Sachiko Kanenobu’s classic LP far has garnered critical acclaim and the reverence of folk music enthusiasts around the globe, marking her as a beloved singer-songwriter even though it is still her only release…

Album | Eric George – Where I Start

While Eric George’s songwriting has previously been described as between early Dylan and Appalachia, his eighth release in only half a decade subverts expectations by paying homage to 60s-era rock’n’roll. Where I Start is an album meant to reawaken what…

Single | Annamay – Grandpa (feat. Tom Kimmel)

Oftentimes, the power of folk music lies in its apparent simplicity. Traditional folk isn’t necessarily revered for its groundbreaking melodies or fanciful chord progressions, but for the stories that they tell. Swedish singer-songwriter and engineer Annamay’s latest single is an…

Premiere | Borza – True to You

Born in London and raised in Québec with a Persian background, Borza’s multifarious roots have all brought him back to the same base of connecting music to a synergistic spirituality. Labeling himself purely as a human representative of the earth,…