Album | Lydia Ainsworth – Phantom Forest

Lush, orchestral, and complex, the world of Lydia Ainsworth’s Phantom Forest is virtually all her. This world she inhabits having written most of the music and lyrics, played the vast majority of the instruments, and produced the album in its…

Interview | FFS 5 with Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival’s newest album, San Isabel, is all about finding the quiet between the noise. When asked about its recurring themes, band member Jonathan Clay stated, “We wrote this record with sort of an overarching theme, which is cutting out…

Premiere | EG Vines – The Salesman

Following up on the heart-to-heart Conversation that he had with his listeners throughout his last EP, EG Vines becomes ‘The Salesman’ with his latest single. The character of Vines’ Salesman is delectably unscrupulous and cunning, making for a scintillating story…

Album | Joy Williams – Front Porch

Joy Williams is finally back on the Front Porch. Her aptly title new record chronicles the comfort generated in returning both to her Nashville home and to the acoustic, folk-driven music she would play on her own front porch. Intimacy…

Album | The Felice Brothers – Undress

In ‘It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)’ Bob Dylan sings, “But even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked” and on Undress the Felice Brothers have taken that notion to heart. Ian Felice makes it…

Interview | Radical Face finds his therapy

Ben Cooper is amazingly well adjusted. The force behind Radical Face grew up in south with nine siblings. Barely above the poverty line, his mixed-race family seemed normal, until he realised that not everyone was brought up the same way…

Album | J.J. Cale – Stay Around

J.J. Cale should hopefully need no introduction to For Folk’s Sake readers. The legendary Oklahoman musician and songwriter, who died almost 6 years ago, has had songs covered by many artists including Johnny Cash, Beck and, most famously, Eric Clapton.…

Album | Carrie Tree – The Canoe

Gentle graces. There is something essentially soft and tender about Carrie Tree’s latest record, The Canoe. Underneath the placid exterior are musical depths one doesn’t always associate with folk music, instruments like balafon, ronroco, ngoni, and jarana. Allow the music…

Album | Daniel Norgren – Wooh Dang

Daniel Norgren is an anomaly. If you close your eyes and listen to a song like ‘Let Love Run The Game’, you’d almost swear it was The Band, but with an unidentifiable vocalist. The music choogles along, sounding like something…

Album | Field Medic – fade into the dawn

Life gets messy and Field Medic embraces the mess in all its rambunctious, unruly glory.  Recorded digitally, fade into the dawn sounds nothing like your standard digital album, largely because Kevin Patrick Sullivan decided to record each song in a…

Interview | FFS 5 with Roo Panes

Since the release of his debut EP, Land of the Living, in 2013, Roo Panes has become something of a hot commodity in the realm of indie folk. Although the singer-songwriter himself is the first to espouse that he wishes…