Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Josh King

On the cover of his solo debut, Into the Blue, Josh King looks ready to toss his Stetson into the ring alongside modern outlaw-country stars like Chris Stapleton and Jamey Johnson. But when you sit down and listen, the music is as much Jon…

Album | Miles Maxwell – Red Ghost

Something unmistakably vintage pervades Red Ghost, the newest album from Americana outlet Miles Maxwell. Formed by frontman Miles Baltrusaitis alongside brothers Matt and Dan Stankiewicz, this stretching of the roots rock muscles for these three is a natural extension of their previous work…

Album | Amanda Shires – To The Sunset

Amanda Shires wrote much of To The Sunset hiding in the closet of her Nashville home, but she opens the record by gazing at the stars on ‘Parking Lot Pirouette’ – “the stars, the shapes the constellations make, the burning…

Interview | FFS 5 Q&A with Kate Vargas

Kate Vargas has packed houses from Ireland’s Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival to The Troubadour in London, The Mansion on O Street in Washington D.C. to New York’s Bowery Electric. Her latest album, For The Wolfish & Wandering (out now),…

Watch | The Rabbitts – Wild

With a new EP recently set out into the wild, For Folk’s Sake is keen to share some of the Rabbitts’ latest work. The UK-Canadian group of folkies embraces an inspired jubilance towards the natural world that we seem to…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

“Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around / I’m gonna keep on walking, talking, singing, hoping, praying, saying, voting, voting, voting / marching to the freedom land”, sang Rhiannon Giddens in the closing minutes of the 54th Cambridge Folk Festival,…

Single | Alex Ileo – Go Alone

I am looking as we speak not at my computer keyboard (I can touch type), but at the new video, released last week of Alex Lleo’s track ‘Go Alone’. Filmed during his recent headline tour of Scotland, the video features,…

Premiere | Palamara – Misunderstood

Palamara’s A Voice in the Wilderness has a little bit of everything for those hoping to garner a tad more from their listening experiences than a cool beat or an undulating rhythm. The singer-songwriter’s music looks back at life’s larger moments…