Category: Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 with Chadwick Stokes

Chadwick Stokes Urman has been defining folk spirit as a musician and human rights activist for 25 years. His first notable climb was through fronting Dispatch in the late 1990s. Since, he’s been an artistic tour de force, continuing to…

Interview | FFS 5 with Alan Barnosky

Durham, NC (by way of Michigan) flatpicking guitarist and songwriter Alan Barnosky expertly crafts Americana songs that detail the life of a modern troubadour. His critically acclaimed debut Old Freight, which was noted as being “a fantastic album, full of…

Interview | ‘Face to Face’ with Twelfth Day

Scotland’s Twelfth Day inhabit a special place. Catriona Price and Esther Swift are classically trained musicians, yet in their band there is a focus on improvisation one rarely sees. The opportunity to question these women and introduce their newest track…

Interview | FFS 5 with Canyon City

Off the heels of Canyon City’s first record, 2016’s Midnight Waves, essential cut ‘Firework’ was added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlist and has since culled more than seven million streams. But that’s just scratching the surface. In total, Johnson…

Interview | FFS 5 with John Salaway

Frontman. Acclaimed songwriter. Sideman. Nationally-endorsed multi-instrumentalist. Producer. Since moving to Nashville in the early 2000s, John Salaway has become one of the city’s most accomplished musicians, holding down a weekly residency at the world-class BB King’s Blues Club while also…

Interview | FFS 5 with Karen & the Sorrows’ Karen Pittelman

For her third album, singer-songwriter Karen Pittelman recruited an all-star string band to accompany her, including Rima Fand on fiddle, Ross Martin on guitar, and Cole Quest Rotante on dobro. This time around, Karen & the Sorrows mix their recognizable…

Interview | FFS 5 with Judy Blank

In September, singer-songwriter Judy Blank made history by becoming the first Dutch artist ever to play AmericanaFest playing a number of day parties, several radio appearances, an official showcase and Grimey’s Americanarama. In 2014 she released her piano-driven debut album,…

Interview | Sorcha Richardson unfurls a new chapter with ‘First Prize Bravery’

A musician’s debut album will always be special. For Dublin-born indie folk singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson‘s full-length debut to be released 8 November, First Prize Bravery represents the start and end of a new chapter of her/your life. Sorcha moved to…

Interview | FFS 5 with King Corduroy

King Corduroy finds his inspiration in the smoky bars and juke joints of American roots music’s past, solidified in legacy by great outlaws, bluesmen, and soul icons alike. While he pursues this muse, he’s been carving his own path all…

Interview | FFS 5 with William Crighton

Following a breakout UK visit earlier this summer, Australian artist William Crighton sat down with For Folk’s Sake as part of our ongoing ‘FFS 5’ interview series. Albeit brisk, the singer-songwriter’s answers offer us a window to peer through into…