All articles by Mark Buckley

Album | Fruit Bats – Gold Past Life

If ever an album was tailor-made for a road trip (and this road trip has to have the words ‘great’ and ‘American’ in its description), it’s Fruit Bat’s latest record, Gold Past Life. Eric D. Johnson – the project’s singer/songwriter –…

Album | J.J. Cale – Stay Around

J.J. Cale should hopefully need no introduction to For Folk’s Sake readers. The legendary Oklahoman musician and songwriter, who died almost 6 years ago, has had songs covered by many artists including Johnny Cash, Beck and, most famously, Eric Clapton.…

Album | The Unthanks – Lines

Lines, a trilogy of song cycles from the Unthanks inspired by poetry and focusing on three female perspectives over time – World War One poets, Emily Bronte and Hull fishing worker Lillian Bilocca – is a staggering meeting of music…

Live | Josh Rouse @ The Garage

Josh Rouse proved to be the perfect antidote to a cold, wet Wednesday April evening. His delivery and vocal style is full of soul and warmth and he likes to make gentle jokes in-between songs, like when telling the audience…