Category Archives: Folk

The Futurebirds: Hampton’s Lullaby

Hampton’s Lullaby is the first release by the Athens six piece, The Futurebirds. Featuring 4 part harmonies and flying steel guitar over an array of banjos, mandolins, and bass, this album is an excellent mix of what makes the country … Continue reading

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Cover: Mumford & Sons Play Wagon Wheel

On a day of awesome covers, I had to throw this contender into the ring. These Brits have got a good one here. Enjoy it Bailey. Links below Old Crow Medecine Show – Wagon Wheel (Mumford & Sons Cover)

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Cover: Ray Lamontagne is Crazy

No, this isn’t an incendiary headline meant to increase viewership. It’s a notification that Ray Lamontagne has covered the Gnarls Barkley song, Crazy. Nothing but strumming and Lamontagne’s epic intonations were necessary to turn Crazy from an alternative chart topper … Continue reading

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Monsters of Folk: Monsters of Folk

When My Morning Jacket or M.Ward or Bright Eyes do something, the musical world takes note. When all three combine to make a super group, the musical world’s jaw drops. Adequately named Monsters of Folk, this four man band makes … Continue reading

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Harlan Pepper: Great Lakes

Incredible song. Laid back lyrics, and an awesome Saturday afternoon vibe make this alternative folk track worth your time. Enjoy Harlan Pepper’s easy going trip around the Old North West. Links below. Harlan Pepper – Great Lakes

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Johnny Flynn: Kentucky Pill

Folk has always been based around a tradition of story telling. Johnny Flynn has an interesting story to tell. English born and Seattle based, This “folk rock”artist is as widely influenced as he is traveled. Flynn’s alternative sound touts time … Continue reading

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Jim James, Jeff Tweedy, Glen Hansard & Many More: I’m Not There Soundtrack

For being so famous, Bob Dylan certainly hated fame. Constantly railing against pop culture’s attempts to make him into something, to make him something more than himself, he soon developed a persona of the anti-celebrity, a man in the spotlight … Continue reading

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Bon Iver: New Album Coming Soon! (FTW!) [For The Win] {Not Fuck The World}

Yes…..Bon Iver has been thinking…. Indeed, he has been thinking hard….thinking very hard. As the picture suggests, Justin Vernon has been thinking and decided that the buckets of tears you shed over his first two albums were not enough. Therefore … Continue reading

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Cover: The Tallest Man On Earth Goes To Graceland

At 5’7 Kristian Matsson is obviously not the tallest man on earth. That doesn’t stop his music from reaching for the heights; The Tallest Man On Earth kills his cover of Graceland. Matsson’s minimalism and simplicity give Graceland a depth … Continue reading

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Musikanto: Ghost Pain

Born Mike Musikanto on the northside of Chicago, from an early age young Mike spent his time drowning in his father’s Roots Rock and Folk records. Its evident on his first release, Ghost Pain. Musikanto combines the easy-listening feel of … Continue reading

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