Tag: folk

Music, Single Reviews

Single Review: Spencer Kilpatrick, “Lungs”

Fans of early Amos Lee – in other words: well-crafted acoustic soul – mustmustMUST tune into Spencer Kilpatrick, a Reno, Nev.-based...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: The Bipeds, “Dressful of Dreams”

Antique-garde aficionados, take note: The Bipeds has arrived. The Bipeds is a dance-theater company/rock and roll band under the artistic...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Yes Selma, “Songs of Happiness”

When Chad Beattie, a 24-year-old from Baltimore, first told me about his bedroom project Yes Selma – a Dancer In The Dark nod – he...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Matt Townsend, “The Drifter and the Dream, Part 1”

For awhile now, I’ve been intrigued by the burgeoning musical hotbed of Asheville, NC. I had a friend who worked in a coffee shop...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Caroline Reese, “Tenderfoot”

This wonderfully low key collection of songs comes from Pennsylvania-based Caroline Reese and her band, The Drifting Fifth; a gathering of...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: THE DANBERRYS, “Give & Receive”

Something to sink my teeth into, rich with acoustic guitars, mandolins, violins and shiver-inducing harmonies.  Although The...

Music

Folk Duo Oakes and Smith’s Legendary Roots in 5 Songs

I love folk music. New folk, old folk, it doesn’t matter. But I will admit that there is good folk and great folk, the kind that...

Music

Berlin’s 7fields Covers the Strokes and It’s Kind of Amazing

When is a cover more than a cover? It seems like the mere act of reinterpreting another artist or band’s work is frowned upon or seen...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Nick Urb, “Until the End of Days”

In recent years, Detroit has become infamous for its epidemic of dilapidation and, to be frank, ruin porn. But going under the surface,...

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 6: “Eye of the Hurricane” Director Steven Flynn

Director Steven Flynn stops by the podcast to talk about his new film which explores the career of singer/songwriter David Wilcox....

Music

From Backup to Breakout: Nemo James Talks New Album, Autobiography, and Becoming a ‘Minstrel’

Years ago, London-based singer/songwriter Nemo James gave up a bustling career he’d built as an in-demand session guitar player,...

EP Reviews, Music

EP REVIEW: Matthew Morgan, ‘Empathy for Inanimate Objects’

There’s something significant about a poignant, significant troubadour who leaves his heart on the table and bares his soul without...

Album Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Great Spirit, ‘Front Porch to Frontier’

With a name like Great Spirit, it’s almost possible to hear this unique NoCal band’s sound even before you hit...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: David Corley, “Available Light”

Popdose.com exclusively premieres Corley's title track "Available Light" as a free download. (PHOTO CREDIT: Faith Cohen (c) 2014)...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Grace Griffith, “Passing Through”

This is not a typical album review; this is special.  Grace Griffith is a Washington D.C.-based singer; a performer in the folk...

Album Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World

Matt Townsend is something of a conundrum. On one hand, his lyrics indicate a world-weary, vulnerable old-timer. His voice projects across...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Christina Rubino, “Alive From The Scrapheap”

Some artists claim to be deeply personal, but present only cloudy snapshots of their inner thoughts. Kind of like reading a diary only on...

CD Reviews, Music

Album Review: Dave Mihaly & the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble, “Rivers”

Rivers is a delicately beautiful perspective of this master musician's artistry, and may even widen the acceptance of avant garde jazz,...

Popblerd!

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...

Popblerd!

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,...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Pinataland, “Hymns for the Dreadful Night”

Popdose.com asks, who told Pinataland they were allowed to make a fun folk-pop record?...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 8

And just like that, 1963 is in our rear-view mirrors. But before we speed ahead to '64 let's fire up the old transistor radio and check out...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Our celebration of AM Gold's compilation series continues with the first batch of songs from 1963. Hello Beach Boys!...