Category: Interviews

Interview | FFS 5 with Tai Shan

Nashville’s Tai Shan is set to release her new album Traveling Show in April. With hints of jazz in her nuanced singing and songwriting – Shan is a serious practitioner of the slightly unexpected chord change, the beguiling harmonic shift – taking the…

Interview | FFS 5 with Smoke Fairies

By all accounts, Smoke Fairies have been a long-standing For Folk’s Sake favorite. The Chichester duo have featured on our 2016 advent calendar and have been dutifully followed by our own Ian Parker and company since 2012. There’s been much…

Interview | FFS 5 with Seneko

When country music changed, so did Stan “Seneko” Olshefski. While folksy Americana still stands as part of the root of Seneko’s work, the Connecticut singer-songwriter has since incorporated elements of striking power pop and jangling rock’n’roll into the fold. His…

Interview | FFS 5 with Magical Beasts’ Nathan Paulus

Chicago roots band Magical Beasts are at it again. The December release of their EP, Yes, My Love, I am Reaching, topped the 2010s off in style. Juxtaposed against previous releases from the indie outfit, the latest is notably subdued.…

Interview | FFS 5 with Todd Warner Moore

A pensive lyricist and keen composer, the work of Todd Warner Moore is a celebrated favorite at For Folk’s Sake HQ. The Hong Kong-based folk musician and poet has been turning out mindful songwriting in the ilk of Eckhart Tolle…

Interview | FFS 5 with Resurrection Fern

The world is changing, and the 2020s are ushering them in full-swing as the internet’s role in offering a platform for the creative process expands at a spitfire pace. Over the last handful of years, streaming gameplay, music, live interviews…

Interview | FFS 5 with Piers Faccini

Last year, Piers Faccini hatched an idea. Intent on releasing a series of EPs on his label, Beating Drum, the notable singer-songwriter and painter began to curate the collection that appropriately reflects the creative eclecticism of its artists. Entitled Hear…

Interview | FFS 5 with Chadwick Stokes

Chadwick Stokes Urman has been defining folk spirit as a musician and human rights activist for 25 years. His first notable climb was through fronting Dispatch in the late 1990s. Since, he’s been an artistic tour de force, continuing to…

Interview | FFS 5 with Alan Barnosky

Durham, NC (by way of Michigan) flatpicking guitarist and songwriter Alan Barnosky expertly crafts Americana songs that detail the life of a modern troubadour. His critically acclaimed debut Old Freight, which was noted as being “a fantastic album, full of…