Category: Interviews

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.…

Interview | FFS 5 with Ajay Mathur

Ajay Mathur has lived a life worthy of a motion picture. A Switzerland import by way of New Delhi, he grew up surrounded by music and the arts. A painter, singer, and songwriter, Mathur found inspiration in meeting his idols—the…

Interview | FFS 5 with Mackenzie Shivers

Faced with the harsh realities of the impending global pandemic, Mackenzie Shivers hunkered down with her husband and friend at the latter’s Cape Cod home. For the next three months, in the midst of uncertainty, she flourished. Without her trademark…

Interview | FFS 5 with Serious Sam Barrett

When he’s not hit the road, you might find Serious Sam Barrett off Otley recording his next scorcher. Inspired by traditional English folk music in the form of a book, Sam’s latest sears with all of the tenacity that old-time…

Interview | FFS 5 with Whiskey in the Pines’ David Lareau

In the world between folk singing and rock ‘n’ roll, David Lareau presents his own microcosm. Together with his band, Whiskey in the Pines, they create heartland-reminiscent blue collar music. It feels a little like Damien Jurado, a little like…

Interview | FFS 5 with Nikki Wozzo & The Bad Whiskey

Nikki Wozzo & The Bad Whiskey bring bonafide outlaw attitude to the West Coast. Alongside bassist Ray Miller, Wozzo recalls the likes of ZZ Top on one hand and the Brothers Comatose on the other; their sound is blues-drenched, gritty,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Mercy Bell

Replete with reverberating dobro, bouncing bass lines, and picturesque lyricism, Mercy Bell’s Golden Child recalls no-frills, 90s-era country music. Her textured vocals sell tales of breaking free and looking back in equal measure, and they soar effortlessly when the song…

Interview | FFS 5 with The Furious Seasons’ David Steinhart

Los Angeles’ Furious Seasons make music worthy of the Troubadour circa 1970. Their music recalls the tonal clarity of the era’s studious soft rock and melodious folk. Band leader David Steinhart crafts their songs “on the hopeful side of melancholy”,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Jordana Talsky

Zahava—Hebrew for “Golden”—is Jordana Talsky’s middle name. The moniker is also shared by her new EP, detailing the personal growth that she has made in its creation. A work of harmony, Talsky has used the album’s development to express a…

Interview | FFS 5 with Paula Standing

Paula Standing describes her new LP, The More I Give, as “a brief history of me.” Cut from the same tapestry as the likes of Dar Williams or Shawn Colvin, Standing’s folk is blended with subtle pop sensibilities and a…