Category: Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 with GaRangDengZhen

Photo courtesy of artist Ansa GaRangDengZhen—or Zen—is a multi-award winning pioneer of contemporary Tibetan folk music. His accomplishments have brought him around the world—most recently to Canada, where he will be performing at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on 13 August.…

Interview | FFS 5 with The Last Optimist

‘Sad folk’ songwriter, poet, and activist Markus Belanger is the Last Optimist. A moniker that he had conjured during dark times for the globe, Belanger aims to embrace an openness towards mental health awareness in his music. His EP, This…

Interview | FFS 5 with Ana Silvera

For Folk’s Sake recently premiered the music video for Ana Silvera’s ‘Early Frost’, featuring Alan Frampton. It’s a prime example of her heartfelt songwriting, showcasing a strained romance with palpable heartache. We are pleased to have once again touched base…

Interview | FFS 5 with Unfortunately Steven

Unfortunately Steven’s new LP is about as interesting as its name—and its name is Groovy Avocado Disco. It’s eclectic, fully-baked indie rock that, as the tendrils of modern society coalesce, will only become more relatable. The album is an acronym…

Interview | David Ford & Annie Dressner

David Ford and Annie Dressner, both acclaimed solo artists in their own right, started collaborating, writing, and touring together in 2022. The result was an album of lush duets finished in just two days, 48 Hours, and their upcoming Summer…

Interview | FFS 5 with Natalie Gelman

With its bluesy undertones, sweet, singalong chorus, and—of course—Natalie Gelman’s gorgeous voice, ‘Better Days’ has been a highlight from off of her latest LP, Moth to the Flame (Blue Élan) Just a couple weeks back, the soulful singer-songwriter releases an…

Interview | Hanging out with Mabloni and Isa

Mabloni’s music is flower meadows, homemade jam, and late-night talks under the starry sky. It’s everything right in the world – a plaster after a papercut, a hug after a hard day. I have often listened to the singer-songwriter when…

Video Premiere + Interview | Joey Frendo – Lordstown

Shot in El Reno, OK last May, Joey Frendo debuts an acoustic rendition of his single, ‘Lordstown’, with For Folk’s Sake. It’s a hearty slice of bonafide blue collar Americana, wedged finely between the songwriting inclinations of a Jason Isbell…