Interview | FFS 5 with Mark Vickness

A keen instrumentalist, Mark Vickness’ music lives in the in-between. Between words, the artist composes vivid, emotional expressions alongside his ensemble, Interconnected. Fittingly sharing a name with his collective, Vickness’ 2020 album, Interconnected, features four original pieces alongside four solo,…

Premiere | Jon Danforth – All Our Promises

Jon Danforth first barreled onto the indie folk radar with his 2017 EP, This Could Change. Since the forward-driving Americana of that first release, the Dallas singer-songwriter’s sound has evolved into an eclectic, ethereal, and rock-tinged take on largely folk-informed…

Album | Fay Hield – Wrackline

“We all search to connect with others – we are entranced by those we cannot connect with and find ways to tell their stories to explain our own.” – Fay Hield Wrackline is Fay Hield’s first release since 2016’s Old…

Album | Lucy Feliz – Last of the Sun

“Dreamers stuck in their song,” – this line is resounding in Lucy Feliz’s ‘Paradise’. Well, I wouldn’t mind being stuck in her songs awhile. Last of the Sun, the second album from the Brighton-based folk singer-songwriter, is full of sun,…

Interview | FFS 5 with Arlo McKinley

If John Prine digs your songwriting, why shouldn’t everyone else? Near the end of the Americana hero’s life, his ears perked towards Arlo McKinley, who he’d ultimately signed to his label, Oh Boy Records. The resulting album, Die Midwestern, dropped…

Interview | FFS 5 with Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner is the latest to take on our ‘FFS 5’ interview series. Prepped with answers to five questions pertaining to her life and latest release, Dressner’s responses tell us of an avid folkster who’s crossed the pond. Originally from…

Album | H.C. McEntire – Eno Axis

When she finished a two-year tour with Angel Olsen, H.C. McEntire retreated to her farm by the Eno River in North Carolina. There, listening to the rhythms of life at home, she created Eno Axis, an album that reflects on a…

Interview | FFS 5 with Michael McArthur

Filling out the summer with the dual release of intimately familiar folk EPs Oh, Sedona and How to Fall in Love, singer-songwriter Michael McArthur continues his mission of developing honest music to heal the senses. Inhabiting acoustic spaces enables McArthur…

Album | Jason Molina – Eight Gates

The nine songs on Eight Gates that Jason Molina left behind have taken on an almost mythic quality over the last seven years. Having recorded under the names of Songs:Ohia, Magnolia Electric Company as well as his own name, Molina moved…

Interview | FFS 5 with Cole Patenaude

Gentleman blues purveyor Cole Patenaude recalls shades of Tom Petty and Huey Lewis with the playful jaunt of he and his bands’ music. Their latest tunes, of which Are You Happy Now? is comprised, are fun-loving romps of consummate musicianship…