Author: Jonathan Frahm

Premiere | Matthew O’Neill – Trophic Cascade

Blessed are the genre-benders. One might think that there are only so many chord progressions to take into account before music becomes stale, but breaking into the modern era are new sets of singer-songwriters willing to innovate in ways never…

Album | Bob Dylan – Triplicate

Outside of seldom few this side of Lennon, McCartney, and Cohen, Bob Dylan is, among other things, often considered to be the greatest songwriter of modern times. Though his gritty, offbeat vocals may be seen as less than preferential by…

Album | Jay Regan – Wash Me

In the ever-expanding world of indie records that are far better than their cover art may imply comes Jay Regan’s Wash Me. Developed with an admittedly rather captivating swirly, 70s-inspired psychedelic center, Regan’s pasted-on logo and Arial font title prove…

Album | Shawna Virago – Heaven Sent Delinquent

Don’t let the authoritarian hype fool you: we live in an era of inclusiveness, one where transgender artists like Shawna Virago are finally able to receive the attention that they’ve arguably always deserved. Shamefully, from the time that Virago first…

Album | Karen Elson – Double Roses

Seven years have passed since Karen Elson’s debut record first wowed audiences with its blues-tinged ballads of murder and desolation. Unfortunately, this was a time where Elson met celebrity not for her music, but rather for the one she was…

Album | Joan Baez – The Complete Gold Castle Masters

Joan Baez is an artist who needs no introduction. Often lauded as the greatest folk artist to ever grace our planet Earth—and often sparking debate with Cohen and Seeger diehards who would argue otherwise—Baez has made a name for herself…

Album | January Zero – The Long Radio Silence

A growing trend of the modern folk music era has been albums wildly introspective in their craft to the point that their aural cosmetics are best described as something that has strayed far into the realm of melodic experimentation. We…

Single | Ivan Beecroft – Believe

Folk and rock singers have strummed their way through this common theme through eras come and gone for so long that it’s become a timeless sentiment: the working class are underprivileged at best and oppressed at worst. Such has been…

Single | Jay Clark Band – The River (feat. Adam Cunningham)

Long past are the days of the outlaw, or so it had seemed. The country and Southern rock music scene have seen a revival of that respective subset of the genres recently, characterized by bluesier, grittier, and altogether more substantive…

Album | D.G. Adams – The Old Heart

It comes across romantically, much like the Shakespearean works that have made the majority of his career leading up to this moment—D.G. Adams, actor by day and quiet student of music all the rest of the time. For those who…