Author: Jonathan Frahm

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…

Live | Oro Valley Music Festival, Day 2 (2016)

This year at the Oro Valley Music Festival, rain may have fallen, but it wasn’t to the detriment of concert-goers. In some ways, it added to the experience, never growing harsh enough to shut down any sets and adding an…

Album | Michael Dause – The Sound of Self-Destruction

Since his self-titled first full-length release in 2012, Novi’s Michael Dause has exemplified himself as a tour-de-force, capable of completely self-producing a competent release from top-to-bottom. From a contemplative, versatile lyric and vocal delivery paired with complex multi-instrumental backing courtesy…

Live | Holly Ann @ Mississippi Studios, Portland

Singer-songwriter Holly Ann made good use of the many musicians that preceded her at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon on Monday night. Along with Evan Way & the Only Light Band, Ann performed with a band of eight for the…

Album | Holly Henry: ‘King Paten’

TV reality singing competitions have a way of producing fans reluctant to see their favorite idols change. Take the case of 22 year old American singer-songwriter Holly Henry, who has just released her third independently produced album. The eleven tracks of ‘King…

Album | Caroline Glaser – ‘Caroline Glaser’

American folk singer-songwriter Caroline Glaser has released her first full-length album, the self-titled Caroline Glaser. A successful PledgeMusic campaign funded production of this album. It was her third successful fundraiser in a row, a tribute to the strength of her…

Album | The Accidentals – Parking Lot EP

It’s been a long time coming, but Traverse City, Michigan wonderkids The Accidentals have finally released a collection of new tunes. Said collection comes in the form of their Parking Lot EP, named after their lead single of the same…

Premiere | Watching for Foxes’ new single ‘Undone Bird’

FFS is delighted to bring you the premiere to Watching for Foxes’ new single ‘Undone Bird’. With an album of the same name releasing just around the corner on June 10, the Grand Rapids-based quintet’s frontman, Joey Frendo, has this…

Album | The Crane Wives – Foxlore

Consisting of Kate Pillsbury, Emilee Petersmark, Ben Zito, and Dan Rickabus, Grand Rapids’ Crane Wives have quickly ascended to the top of their scene’s radar since their 2010 inception. They, alongside bands like The Ragbirds and The Accidentals, have become…