HEAR IT FIRST: Poor Old Shine - 'Poor Old Shine'
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By now, it's almost a cliché that New England is a hotbed of great, outside-the-box roots music. What's more, so much of it has been pouring from the discriminating taste-makers at Signature Sounds these past few years. They're the label that's brought us everyone from Eilen Jewell to Joy Kills Sorrow and Lake Street Dive. Now,…Continue
Posted on October 29, 2013 at 10:00am
by Kim Ruehl, for FolkAlley.com
On his tenth album in 14 years, So Say We All, David Francey delivers a rousing collection of traditional-sounding story-songs. From the ever-falling rain in the opening tune to the shooting stars in the title track (which…Continue
Posted on May 1, 2013 at 4:30am — 1 Comment
by Kim Ruehl, for folkalley.com
Let’s just get the Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings comparison out of the way.
Good, now we can listen more deeply. After all, Pharis & Jason Romero are artists unto themselves – instrument makers, songwriters, pickers extraordinaire. These two clearly have as much adoration and natural talent for the traditions of American folk music as they do for the intrinsic musicality of their two voices.
Fresh from a win at the…Continue
Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments
Posted on November 30, 2012 at 11:00am