Posts Tagged ‘folk’

Album Review: Cheyenne Marie Mize – “Before Lately” – (sonaBLAST!)

Album Review: Cheyenne Marie Mize – “Before Lately” – (sonaBLAST!)

By Melissa Haklitch Cheyenne Marie Mize’s debut solo album is anything but amateur. Channeling vocals similar to that of Cat Power’s Chan Marshall and Julie Sokolow, Mize challenges the best women singer/songwriters of the indie/folk scene. While Mize has performed with numerous known musical artists including Arnett Hollow and the Carter Family, Before Lately is […]

Exclusive Cheyenne Marie Mize Song “Over the Moon”

Exclusive Cheyenne Marie Mize Song “Over the Moon”

With the recent release of her debut album, Before Lately, (look for our review here soon) Louisville-based songwriter Cheyenne Marie Mize has decided to give a little extra back. She has released an exclusive song, “Over The Moon,” on her Bandcamp page for $1, with all proceeds going to Norton Healthcare’s Music Therapy Departments in […]

Two-Part Documentary: Mumford & Sons

Two-Part Documentary: Mumford & Sons

Formed in 2007, this West London quartet has a gutsy, old-time sound choc-a-bloc with passion and a fresh, unbridled energy. They take their music seriously, but not themselves; we certainly appreciate that. The four friends (Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane) were each playing in other bands when they found themselves performing Marcus’ […]

Album Review: The Moaners – “Nocturnal” – (Holidays for Quince Records)

Album Review: The Moaners – “Nocturnal” – (Holidays for Quince Records)

By Melissa Haklitch Embodying their Southern geography, The Moaners’ third release Nocturnal captures the loveliness that is bluegrass, while adding a certain element of garage rock and whimsy. Nocturnal ranges across the spectrum of many genres within its ten tracks. Having been previously compared to The White Stripes, The Moaners maintain their two-person ensemble of […]

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

Honest and meaningful music is what caught T. Bone Burnett’s ear. The Secret Sisters certainly caught our collective ear with their clean and close harmonies — they really are sisters, after all. Natives of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Lydia and Laura Rogers recorded their self-titled debut at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios over two weeks, all on […]

Album Review: Sally Spring – “Made of Stars” – (Sniffinpup Records)

Album Review: Sally Spring – “Made of Stars” – (Sniffinpup Records)

Don’t let her petite and pixieish looks fool you. Sally Spring is a bold songwriter with rock-solid vocals. A veteran who cut her performance teeth on the coffeehouse circuit of the 1970s, Spring has played with such luminaries as the Byrds, Doc Watson, Guitar Shorty, Rev. Gary Davis, Taj Mahal and Odetta. On Made of […]

Dierks & Patty create “A Beautiful World”

Dierks & Patty create “A Beautiful World”

One of the hottest names in country music has teamed up with a folk legend, and the result is nothing short of, well, beautiful: Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin seem right at home and natural in the video for “A Beautiful World.” The video, simply shot and authentic, matches the organic and easy lyrics, melody, […]

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

Patty Loveless – "Mountain Soul II" (Saguaro Road Records)

Patty Loveless – "Mountain Soul II" (Saguaro Road Records)

The twenty year stretch from the release of Urban Cowboy to O Brother, Where Art Thou was an interesting time in country music. For decades all the major record labels had offices in Nashville, but it was during this period that they seriously began to contribute to the corporate profits of their parent companies, and […]

Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go 50 years of The New Lost City Ramblers

Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go 50 years of The New Lost City Ramblers

The New Lost City Ramblers were not only musicians, they were historians. They searched the country for lost singers, and helped revive their music. Their most recent collection of music, Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? is not only a celebration of a legendary folk group, but it is also an exploration […]

Rest In Peace, Mike Seeger – Read his last interview

Rest In Peace, Mike Seeger – Read his last interview

The music world lost an incredible performer with the passing of folk virtuoso Mike Seeger this weekend. Seeger, best known for his work with the New Lost City Ramblers in the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday of multiple myeloma at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75. His survivors include 13 grandchildren and his […]

Steve Shiffman & The Land of No

Steve Shiffman & The Land of No

Anti-folk has been used to describe this East coast wonder known as Steve Shiffman & The Land of No. Indeed the elements of modern anti-folk are present in this melodic record, however it can be more clearly stated by considering Steve Shiffman as a bridging sound from the singer/songwriter/folk movement that is taking over all […]

CHUCK RAGAN SET TO RELEASE NEW FULL LENGTH 'GOLD COUNTRY' SEPT.1, 2009

CHUCK RAGAN SET TO RELEASE NEW FULL LENGTH 'GOLD COUNTRY' SEPT.1, 2009

CHUCK’S ANNUAL ‘REVIVAL TOUR’ WILL KICK OFF THIS FALL Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2009. For most of us the phrase Gold Country evokes memories of the 49ers who flocked to California by boat and covered wagon in order to seek fortune for themselves and their families. Chuck Ragan’s latest disc may be coming […]

Billy Bragg – Duke University, Durham, NC

by Daniel Bayer November 1, 2008 – Duke University, Durham, NC “I love this folk music shit, don’t you?” asked British left-wing singer/songwriter Billy Bragg before launching into another one of his Curtis Mayfield-meets-Joe Strummer guitar riffs. Unaccompanied by anything other than humorous monologues about U.S. foreign policy, the Clash, American football and the election, […]