Tag: Folk music


An Electra Day in the Life: Songs and Travels of an Artist

Like many artists, Electra Day, the alias of singer-songwriter Julie Hampton, gains inspiration from her surroundings. Her latest...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Richard Barone, “Bleecker Street”

Popdose is pleased to present the first video from Richard Barone’s newly released collection of folk songs born in Greenwich...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Richard Barone, “Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s”

This new album by Bongos frontman and New York City mainstay Richard Barone is both a labor of true love and an incredibly detailed and...

Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Inside Llewyn Davis”

In the cold with the Coen brothers....


Popblerd’s Best Albums of 2012: The Master List

In case you were wondering what the Popblerd collective loved this year, here's our full list, ranked and compiled!...


Popblerd’s Best Albums of 2012: Mike A’s List

Popblerd writer Mike A lists his Top Ten albums of 2012....


2012 Christmas Album Roundup: Spin Cycle

Once again, Popblerd listens to this year's Christmas albums so you don't have to! This year brings us music from Cee-Lo, Sufjan Stevens,...


Looking for America: The Best Recent Americana Releases

"Americana" is all the rage right now, and Dennis takes a look at a few of the best releases (including the latest album from Drive By...


Spin Cycle: Mumford & Sons, Babel

Scottish hitmakers Mumford & Sons are back with another agreeable, hooky collection of stomping folk-rock. How does "Babel" stack up...


Spin Cycle: The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter

    In the realm of swaying, stomping, harmonic pop-folk, The Avett Brothers stand only in the shadow of Mumford & Sons,...

Books, Kirkus Reviews

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: Sportin’ a Woody for Folk Music

For almost 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has served as the industry bible for bookstore buyers, librarians, and ordinary readers alike. Now...

Music, World's Worst Songs

World’s Worst Songs: “Beans in My Ears” by the Serendipity Singers

Make it stop. In the name of all that's holy, make it stop....


For the Kiddies: Laura Veirs, “Tumble Bee”

Rob Smith discusses Laura Veirs' first kindie folk record....


Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 6

Our look at AM Gold's 1963 entry tackles five very different tunes - from folk to soul to country....


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Sarah Jarosz, “Follow Me Down”

Sarah Jarosz avoids the sophomore slump — mostly — on her latest release, Follow Me Down....


Music, Way Out Wednesday

Way Out Wednesday: The Topsiders, “Rock Goes Folk”

So what did they call mashups before the term existed? Well, whatever you call it, this is one. The Topsiders decided to take popular hits...


Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Akron/Family @ Union Pool, 3/29/09

“Everyone is guilty,” Akron/Family sang at their second gig at Union Pool, but if their performance was any indication, that...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Simon & Garfunkel, “Live 1969”

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel gave the world something that has never been fully recognized, I think. Now, I enjoy folk music and several of...


Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Los Lobos, “That Train Don’t Stop Here”

Los Lobos‘ 1992 album Kiko is nothing short of fabulous. A tour de force of primitive rhythms, Latino percussion, gorgeous acoustic...