Author: Jonathan Frahm

Interview | FFS 5 with The Rose Petals

Peter Donovan and Elijah Ocean have been meshing minds since 2008. Bonding over Dylan and the Beatles, they were quick friends and collaborators. Their songwriting efforts were less Lennon/McCartney and more McGuinn, making roomy, rootsy guitar-pop. Eventually, this led way…

Interview | FFS 5 with Dominique Pruitt

Dominique Pruitt’s ridden a tumultuous past few years. Now, she’s come out on the other side with an EP coming on 2 July. From losing her job, to navigating a global pandemic, and moving out of Los Angeles, it’s been…

Premiere | Jesse Terry – If I Were the Moon

Seven LPs on with the 14 May release of When We Wander, Jesse Terry continues to find fresh avenues to traverse with his songwriting. Given, he has prime inspiration. Largely inspired by his role as a father to his daughter,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Wax Moon

Wax Moon’s Paul Kimball and John Blatchford were putting in the work for years before converging as a folk duo; Kimball with fronting cosmic country-rockers, Careless Hearts, and John as a multifarious musical force known for work with The Mumlers…

Interview | FFS 5 with Nancy Wenstrom

Based in California, Nancy Wenstrom delicately crafts country blues that wouldn’t be out of place in the Heartland. With her heartful vocals, Wenstrom commands haunting melodies with ease. This is wholly felt on her latest single, ‘Alabama Song’, with its…

Video Premiere | Anya Hinkle – Meditation: Beyond the Shores of Darkness

A rising star of Appalachian string music, Anya Hinkle’s latest composition finds respite in the pensive. A contemplative, careful, and moving instrumental track, ‘Meditation: Beyond the Shores of Darkness’ showcases the shift from winter to spring. Its music video intersperses…

Interview | FFS 5 with Moon and Bike

Moon and Bike produce instrumental treats. Boone and Michael, the men behind the project, first met in Oregon. There, they waxed eclecticism, showcasing a broad love and penchant for myriad musical stylings. Now, they create cinematic guitar music under their…

Interview | FFS 5 with Alex Madsen of The Divorcees

Near the start of the year, The Divorcees made a dent in the country scene with the authentic outlaw gravel of their new LP, Drop of Blood. Considering their determined collective work ethic, there would never have been a better…

Interview | FFS 5 with D.L. Rossi

Thematically, D.L. Rossi’s Lonesome Kind is what it says it is on the tin. It’s certainly lonesome, but Rossi’s emotion is softly, sometimes ironically veiled beneath the tasty veneer of grooving, soulful music. A mix of Motown and Americana (it…

Interview | FFS 5 with Matthew Ryan of Strays Don’t Sleep

Strays Don’t Sleep is back in a big way. After 15 years, Matthew Ryan and Neilson Hubbard are together again with pictoral, ambient folk that’s worth the fanfare. Natural, meditative, and altogether human, the folk duo feel right at home…