Category: Reviews

Premiere | Ocie Elliott – Coming Home

At the crux of Ocie Elliott are two kindred souls. Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy continue to harvest their deep artistic connection, sewing it into beautiful, entrancing folk music. The near-spiritual ‘Coming Home’ is a testament to this bond, and…

Album | Freedom To Roam – The Rhythms of Migration

Eliza Marshall’s Freedom to Roam is a music and film project inspired by a desire for universal compassion and respect for nature. The project traverses themes such as climate change, conflict, restriction, empathy and ecological destruction. Each facet of the…

FFS best of 2021

It’s been another strange year for everyone, but in difficult times there’s always music to look after us. 2021 saw some wonderful releases across the spectrum, so here For Folk’s Sake writers round up some of their favourites. Thanks for…

Album | Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barn

Neil Young has always felt at his best when he’s playing rough and ready, and his best foils have always been Crazy Horse. Together they have created some of the most deceptively simple music, raw rock that captures a moment…

Album | Spell Songs II – Let The Light In

This is a remarkable and beautiful album, charming, moving, heartfelt and absolutely of the moment. Kick back and relax, let the wild world into your eyes, your voice, your heart. You are in safe hands here. Part praise, part blessing,…

Album | Sea Wolf – Through a Dark Wood (Deluxe Edition)

Everything changes over time. That’s certainly true for Sea Wolf’s Through a Dark Wood. Some of the pain has passed and now songs that didn’t make sense when the album was released in March of 2020 resonate differently. Eighteen months have…

Album | Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Raise the Roof

Capturing magic in a bottle is hard, doing it twice is almost impossible. But that’s what Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have done with Raise the Roof. The first notes of ‘Quattro (World Drifts In)’ suggest that while it has taken…

Album | Devin Hoff – Voices from the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs)

Devin Hoff first heard Anne Briggs’ music about ten years ago, and that moment changed his life, leading him to spend thousands of hours listening to Briggs and eventually recording Voices from the Empty Moor (Songs of Anne Briggs). Striking a chord…

EP | Mr. Alec Bowman_Clarke – A Place Like Home

One of the few things that truly helped me through the first few months of the original lockdown all that time ago was Mr. Alec Bowman’s debut album I Used to be Sad but Then I Forgot – an album…