Category: Reviews

Album | Charissa Hoffman – Different View

Charissa Hoffman has spent the last ten years on the edge of breaking into the public conscience. From punk rock house shows to bluegrass festivals and rock clubs, the sixth generation musician and first ukulele principal to be accepted to Berklee…

Various | Home In This World – Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads

Folk icon Woody Guthrie’s ground-breaking 1940 album ‘Dust Bowl Ballads’ has been reimagined by a cross-genre collective of artists selected by Randall Poster in a brand-new release as the record enters its eighty second year.  The ability to speak to…

Album | Billy Bragg – The Million Things That Never Happened

At the age of 63, Billy Bragg finds himself in an interesting place, one that he never expected to be in, documented on The Million Things That Never Happened. The thing is the Bragg we expect in some ways has never…

Album | My Morning Jacket – My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket, the band’s self-titled new album is a lesson in inspiration. For a band that was on the verge of breaking up, playing together seemed to have lost much of the glow. However, a funny thing happened as they considered…

Album | Jason Isbell – Georgia Blue

Inspiration for albums can come when you least expect them and for Jason Isbell, sitting at home on Election Day 2020, this is no exception. “Georgia Blue is a labor of love,” Isbell said. “On election day 2020, when I…

Video Premiere + Interview | Joey Frendo – Lordstown

Shot in El Reno, OK last May, Joey Frendo debuts an acoustic rendition of his single, ‘Lordstown’, with For Folk’s Sake. It’s a hearty slice of bonafide blue collar Americana, wedged finely between the songwriting inclinations of a Jason Isbell…

Single | Brett Altman – Benches in the Park (feat. Sam de Jesus)

Brett Altman is the folk-pop pride of the Northeast, producing blues-influenced acoustipop tunes from his residence in Hoboken. Sam de Jesus, meanwhile, kicks it out in Florida as their musical wunderkind. Her gorgeous pipes and vibrant energy inundate ethereal pop…

Video | Elliot Cole – ‘November 1 (Homesick)’ [Feat. Jordan Dodson & Gabriel Cabezas]

Contemporary classical composer Elliot Cole debuts five new compositions in Journals, Vol. 1. The album is crisp, clocking in just shy of 20 minutes, and its stirring performances make it seem to pass by even faster. Joined by cellist Gabriel…

Album | Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine – A Beginner’s Mind

If you’re looking for someone to blame for the new album by Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner’s Mind, blame Bryce Dessner of The National. After all, it was his house in New York’s Catskills mountains where the two…

Album | Ana Egge – Between Us

From the opening blast of horns, Ana Egge establishes that her new album Between Us is going to be a bit different than her 11 previous ones. That shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Egge has constantly found new pathways, this one…