Author: Jonathan Frahm

Album | Matt Townsend – The Drifter and the Dream (Part 1)

Perhaps not unlike the trailblazing icon Dylan himself, Asheville, North Carolina’s own Matt Townsend has decidedly performed a steady two-step past the acoustic basis upon which he originally stood in a move to effectively expand his sound. Once again not…

Album | Michael Van and the Movers – A Little More Country

Taking cues from country, folk, rock, bluegrass and blues all rolled into one, Americana is arguably the captivating (let alone convenient) face of modern roots music, recently integrating such names as Chris Stapleton and the Drive-By Truckers into the pop…

Album | Saul Losada – Energy

Of all of the genres ever prevalent in music, blues may very well be far and away one of the most scintillating. At the very least, it certainly has the backstory to back it up, in which one would be…

Album | Guy Grogan – Glitter in the Gears

“Folk music” has evolved as a term in the eyes of critics and fans alike, everywhere, to encompass a myriad of different possibilities in regards to full definition. Whereas some are indignant in relating it purely to the Bob Dylans…

Album | Gert Taberner – Fallen

There has been a movement, in roots music, as of late, to get it back to its, well, roots. Amongst the drone of commercialization slapped with “folk” and “singer-songwriter” labels like it’s going out of style, there are still truth-tellers…

Album | April Martin – In the Blink of a Life

The term “folk music” and what it means to be a folk musician are both terms and ideals that have expanded exponentially since the genre’s foundation, arguably sewn in the roots of countrymen and women worldwide not aiming to be…

Album | Danophone – Rerun

You wouldn’t quite expect it from singer-songwriters hailing from coastal Denmark, but the Aalborg-centric Danophone take the greatest pride in developing wistfully lugubrious soundscapes reminiscent of the modern folk and blues that has acted as the backbone of American workingman…

Live | The Haunted Windchimes @ Western Folklife Center, Elko

Sporting an outsized reputation as the home of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, The Haunted Windchimes October 26 th concert proved a perfect fit to The Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater in Elko, Nevada. This Americana/Folk/Roots band of…

Premiere | Lowland Hum – In Flight

Photo by Eric Kelley

For Folk’s Sake is happy to premiere the music video for ‘In Flight’ by Lowland Hum, the second single from their upcoming album Thin set to be released on February 10. For many, the art-folk duo first graced our ears when they took…

Premiere | Rocky Bottom – American Man

When it comes to folksters with unique stories, Alex Hernandez—the voice behind musical moniker Rocky Bottom—encapsulates something as weird and wonderful as some have caught on to expect from the scene’s trademark wanderers. A move to Nashville from New Jersey…