Category: Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 with Michael McArthur

Filling out the summer with the dual release of intimately familiar folk EPs Oh, Sedona and How to Fall in Love, singer-songwriter Michael McArthur continues his mission of developing honest music to heal the senses. Inhabiting acoustic spaces enables McArthur…

Interview | FFS 5 with Cole Patenaude

Gentleman blues purveyor Cole Patenaude recalls shades of Tom Petty and Huey Lewis with the playful jaunt of he and his bands’ music. Their latest tunes, of which Are You Happy Now? is comprised, are fun-loving romps of consummate musicianship…

Interview | FFS 5 with Ben DeBerry of the Danberrys

Dorothy Daniel and Ben DeBerry are the Danberrys. More than just a clever moniker, the duo are the latest to begin climbing up the Americana ladder. Between their textured instrumentation, fiery vocals, and savvy lyricism, we think that there’s a…

Interview | FFS 5 with Lara Taubman

From the subtle frailing of a banjo to the well-tempered pace of a warm piano and well beyond, there’s much to say about the Appalachians just in the way that their traditional music is composed. Inherently, it speaks to the…

Interview | FFS 5 with Guy Grogan

Through Same Morning Light, Guy Grogan is at it again with more of the textured alternative rock that listeners have come to appreciate. Albeit, the overall presentation is just a tad folksier this time around. The UK-gone-US singer-songwriter’s goal with…

Interview | FFS 5 with Allison Leah

Most of us have held an ear privy towards the old pronoun once or twice before—that “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” And for many of us moreover, no singular year has better expressed this tone…

Interview | FFS 5 with Nathan Kalish

Over the course of two years spent out on the road, tirelessly playing show after show, Nathan Kalish cultivated a collection of story songs grown from not only his own life experiences but also incorporating the experiences of the people…

Feature | The Coo Take Us on a Track-By-Track Tour of Their New Album, ‘Amsterdam Moon’

Like true, blue folkies, the Coo’s adventure began with a serendipitous meeting at an open mic in Amsterdam. Such is why the duo—comprised of Matt Arthur and Jara Holdert—meeting in an Amsterdam cathedral to perform their new EP, Amsterdam Moon,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Kimberly Hou

For all of its intense focus on technical precision, the heartbeat of classical composition is stirringly close to the often simplistic, often imperfect realm of folk interpretation. There’s a reason, after all, why the works of Chopin or Farrenc are…