Category: Interviews

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…

Interview | FFS 5 with Simon Lunche

In just 20 years, Simon Lunche has established himself as a musical tour de force. Known for putting in the work with Berkeley indie rockers The Blondies, he’s written and produced their entire catalog. Beyond, he’s developed a name for…

Interview | FFS 5 with Secret Emchy Society

It’s the voice that hits you first. It’s big, a bit boisterous. It’s a voice that makes you grin, but it’s also sad and wise, and very observant. It’s a voice that stands you to a shot and a beer,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Half Stack

Half Stack are making names for themselves as bonafide Oakland cowpoke. Rising within their own indie country scene as of late, the band’s Wings of Love was mostly written while frontman Pete Kegler was living out his days on a…

Interview | FFS 5 with Jamie Alimorad

They say to never meet your heroes, but Jamie Alimorad’s This is Tomorrow Calling is the result of having done just that. It was while touring for his previous album, Words Left Unsaid, that he crossed paths with Gino Vannelli…

Interview | FFS 5 with Rob Alexander

Rob Alexander’s songwriting speaks back to an era of quality radio sheen, quantified by charts consistently populated by smartly composed music. The likes of Elton John and Peter Gabriel had enough of a pop spirit to captivate all manner of…

Interview | FFS 5 with Bryce J. Rogers

Bryce J. Rogers represents a new generation of Tucson troubadours. Rather than settle into a singular, comfortable musical space, the singer-songwriter is constantly adapting to bring new listening experiences to the raw core of his folk music. His latest single,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Stephanie Catlett

Stephanie Catlett’s Meet Me in the Dream seems to have been approached with the same light-filled philosophy that she approaches life with. In her forties, the Iowan singer-songwriter has newly re-emerged into a world of songwriting and performance. Her disciplined…

Interview | FFS 5 with Sean Miller

It’s a bold new world, born of uncertainty in a worldwide time of crisis. How artists choose to navigate their newfound surroundings turns them into intrepid adventurers of the virtual world, as Sean Miller could attest. The Northern Michigan singer-songwriter…

Interview | FFS 5 with Lindsay White

Lindsay White defines grassroots action. Bubbling from the San Diego scene onward, she has emerged as a notable voice with her writing and songwriting lent to her work in advocacy and inclusivity; she is a queer intersectional feminist, mental health…