Category: Interviews

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…

Interview | FFS 5 with The Grahams

The Grahams have turned a new leaf in 2021. Their new tunes, ‘Beyond the Palisades’ and ‘Pilgrims and Punks’, pave the way for an ambitious sonic evolution. More akin to throwback soul and cinematic dream-pop, their ‘innovator’ tag has been…

Interview | Hanging Out with Tucson Folk Artist, Don Armstrong

Don Armstrong is a family man. Urbane in philosophies on faith, love, and life, the New York-gone-Arizona singer-songwriter has long since developed an intuition for riding the humanity tramway. Armstrong’s observations on sheer mortal grit have developed him into an affable everyman—a folk artist whose music is denoted by the same traits that he is identified with in everyday life, like consideration, wit, and good humor. His artistic reflections are as multi-faceted and welcoming as he is, having made the wait for the Tucson-favorite’s Mother, Don’t Give Up on Me Now all the more difficult.

Interview | FFS 5 with Singing Rivers’ Mikey James

Mikey James’ artists path has meandered and wounded through a number of idiosyncratic lives. From developing demos on a 4-track in the early 90s to drumming with indie rock wonders Longwave, James has lived the life of a bonafide troubadour.…