Category: Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 with Idiot Grins’ Randy Strauss

While the Louvin Brothers are well-respected and remembered today for their fine musical talents, Satan is Real’s cover art lives on in perhaps even greater infamy. Celebrated, critiqued, and later memed, nothing quite says “fire-and-brimstone” like a 12-foot cutout of…

Interview | FFS 5 with Optacure

In Cebuano, the term “mingaw” can mean “lonely” or “peaceful”. When taken in dual context, one receives the serene ennui of Optacure’s new single to its fullest extent. Developed in collaboration with Emmanuel Aguila and Debb Acebu, the tune features…

Interview | FFS 5 with Mike Straw, of Doc Straw & the Scarecrows

Rooted in bayou blues, homespun rock, and reflective folk, Doc Straw & the Scarecrows produce blue collar southern rock and Americana that’s as engaging as it is down-to-earth, and as heart-rending as it is thought-inducing. Their latest, ‘Get On By’,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Shawna Virago

2020 has been unpredictable, to say the very least. Shawna Virago’s ‘Heaven Sent Delinquent’ bares a stark message of hope for these burdened times, and her new electric mix ups the octane some. A critique of the oppressive and proud,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Eric Anders

Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz’ American Bardo begins with ‘Matterbloomlight (Revisited)’. Earlier this year, For Folk’s Sake premiered and praised the single for its complex, cyclical themes and the profundity of its arrangement. Now, much of the same can be…

Interview | FFS 5 with Dan Tuffy

Dan Tuffy really made his splash with 2017’s Songs from Dan. Peppered with mystifying folk narration, the album garnered him praise that saw him tour throughout Australia and Europe. Relaxing from that busy schedule in light of a worldwide pandemic…

Interview | FFS 5 with Mark Vickness

A keen instrumentalist, Mark Vickness’ music lives in the in-between. Between words, the artist composes vivid, emotional expressions alongside his ensemble, Interconnected. Fittingly sharing a name with his collective, Vickness’ 2020 album, Interconnected, features four original pieces alongside four solo,…