Category: Interviews

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,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Arlo McKinley

If John Prine digs your songwriting, why shouldn’t everyone else? Near the end of the Americana hero’s life, his ears perked towards Arlo McKinley, who he’d ultimately signed to his label, Oh Boy Records. The resulting album, Die Midwestern, dropped…

Interview | FFS 5 with Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner is the latest to take on our ‘FFS 5’ interview series. Prepped with answers to five questions pertaining to her life and latest release, Dressner’s responses tell us of an avid folkster who’s crossed the pond. Originally from…

Interview | Emily Barker on A Dark Murmuration of Words

There are some musicians that have the ability to capture a feeling and conjure emotions about places, or people, or events in time, and over the past 15 years, comprising solo records, group efforts with the Red Clay Halo, and…

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…