Category: Interviews

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…

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…