Category: Interviews

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 (Part One)

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.…

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,…