Category: Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Mad Crush

You could say Mad Crush know a thing or two about music. Only years of experience can explain the wry wit and complimentary musicianship of the songs on the band’s forthcoming, self-titled debut album. One part June Carter sassing Johnny…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters

Southern Indiana musician Nick Dittmeier finds a needed reprieve from the looming presence of loss in his life with his new record All Damn Day (due 26 October). Fronting Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters, the singer-songwriter lingers on the omniscient…

Interview | FFS 5 with Ben Fisher

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has rarely been addressed in American music. But on Ben Fisher’s latest release, the Damien Jurado-produced Does the Land Remember Me?, the Seattle-based folk artist—who spent three years living in Israel—dives headfirst into an entire concept album on…

Interview | Electro-folk duo Saint Sister dish on their debut LP, ‘Shape of Silence’

After a second straight South by Southwest appearance in Austin, Texas earlier this year, Irish electric-folk duo Saint Sister is ready for its close-up. Its long-awaited full-length debut Shape of Silence comes out 5 October, which the duo will support…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Loren Cole

If there is one thing you can learn from Loren Cole, it’s to question everything. The singer-songwriter came of age in the digital world, but even she finds the whole social media landscape a bit exhausting. Her debut album, For the Sake of…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with John Smith

Around this time last month, John Smith dropped the first tune from off of a forthcoming, soon-to-be-officially-announced album. ‘Willy Moore’ is an old-time American folk classic of uncertain origins, likely to have been written sometime during the early 1900s. Smith…

Interview | FFS 5 with Lindsay Kay

L.A. by way of Canada singer-songwriter Lindsay Kay puts forth a collection of songs centered around womanhood and femininity on her debut LP, For the Feminine, by the Feminine (out Oct. 5). The project was made start-to-finish by women and…

Interview | FFS 5 with Tom Freund

Over the course of his career, singer/songwriter and Americana artist Tom Freund has released more than a dozen records, collaborated with legends such as Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne, pulled a half-decade stint on bass for alt-country pioneers The Silos,…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Josh King

On the cover of his solo debut, Into the Blue, Josh King looks ready to toss his Stetson into the ring alongside modern outlaw-country stars like Chris Stapleton and Jamey Johnson. But when you sit down and listen, the music is as much Jon…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Kate Vargas

Kate Vargas has packed houses from Ireland’s Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival to The Troubadour in London, The Mansion on O Street in Washington D.C. to New York’s Bowery Electric. Her latest album, For The Wolfish & Wandering (out now),…