Click the link below and listen to the full three-hour show via KEXP‘s audio archive. Or get the KEXP  app for smartphones. It’s Free This one is for all the folk heads. The hard core. Not the pop-folk, orchestral, or light and lovely granola style of late. But the real sound of folk music, which […]

by Sean Jewell:: Ian Fisher‘s got a way with words only a traveled man can grasp. What began for him in Missouri, USA has carried him all the way to Berlin in search of songs, and there’s humor, humility, and a sense of gravitas to watermark his latest album as official symbols of his wandering.  In the album opener […]

Greg Vandy needs you! The final hurdle in the book project 26 Songs In 30 Days is raising money to pay associated publishing rights to Woody’s song manuscripts which are used as photos in the book. We believe “seeing” the original, hand-typed song lyrics from Woody’s hand will add a great amount of visual character […]

by Sean Jewell :: Outlaw poets are the best poets. By talent or by fate, none quite nailed the role like French poet Jean Genet. Genet was a adopted after being born to a prostitute; as a child he loved running away and became a thief.  He became imprisoned, got out by joining the foreign legion, […]

by Sean Jewell :: Charlottesville‘s Sons of Bill return to Seattle still flying high on their 2014 release Love and Logic, a record with Virginia roots, fleshed out by champion of Americana producer Ken Coomer (Wilco). Love and Logic somehow managed to blend roots music’s multi stringed attack with the upward inflection of psychedelic rock. Immediately into their record […]

by Sean Jewell :: With a smoky drawl and minimal instrumentation, Mike Giacolino (Ole Tinder) has composed one of the best folk records I’ve heard in years. Touching on themes from illness and death, to love and loss, and of course labor, Giacolino’s thoughtful songwriting and easygoing guitar melodies build an album that’s better than […]

When Steve Turner still lived in Seattle back in the salad days, the Mudhoney guitarist would have me over to look at his record collection and provided lessons on 60’s folk and blues revival. He let me borrow some records for radio shows, help me connect the central figures of the NYC scene, and pretty […]