All things tagged as: folk


Gig: Katzenjammer

Katzenjammer - the all-girl Norwegian four-piece who play thirteen instruments and who rip up the rule book good and proper with their boundary defying sound.

Their live shows evoke a Bavarian Beerhouse hoedown and as testament to the band’s egalitarian approach, all members swap instruments and share vocal duties ... Read on


Gig: Gemma Hayes

It was sheer force of will, and no little talent, that brought Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes her first record deal with French label Source Records, as the singer had spent the best part of half a decade working and performing around the capital’s music venues. While her debut EPs were ... Read on


Gig: Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies, Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience ... Read on


Gig: Noah And The Whale

Noah and the Whale are an English Indie folk band from Twickenham, London, England formed in 2006. The band consists of Charlie Fink (vocals, guitar, ukulele), Tom Hobden (fiddle/keys), Matt “Urby Whale” Owens (bass guitar), Fred Abbott (guitar/ keys), and Michael Petulla (drums).

The name ‘Noah and the ... Read on


Gig: Tall Firs + Temple Songs + Silver

Dave Mies and Aaron Mullan have been pals since junior high school. Starting in 1990, they literally taught each other how to play guitar, wood-shedding shoulder to shoulder. The first complete tune they could ever play start to finish was the Circle Jerks’ ‘Beat Me Senseless’; soon afterward ... Read on


Gig: The Civil Wars

Barton Hollow, the full-length debut from The Civil Wars, was released February 1 (Sensibility Music). According to the Barton Hollow Songfacts, it debuted at #1 on iTunes’ album sales chart and at #12 on the Billboard 200. The album came on the heels of a breakout year for ... Read on


Gig: laura Marling

Laura Marling (born 1st February 1990) is a folk singer/songwriter/guitarist from Eversley, United Kingdom.

She began playing the guitar at the age of five, first being taught the blues by her father in front of the family fire, and has been enthralled by the songs and ... Read on


Gig: Seth lakeman

Seth Lakeman, the West Country born singer and songwriter credited with bringing folk music to a whole new audience since his 2005 Mercury nominated album, ‘Kitty Jay’, released his eagerly anticipated 4th album, ‘Poor Man’s Heaven’, on June 30th 2008.

Seth’s new album, (the follow up to 2006’s ... Read on


Gig: Joan Baez

Joan Baez, born on January 9th, 1941, is an American folk singer-songwriter of mixed Mexican and Scottish descent. Baez rose to prominence in the early ’60s with her stunning renditions of traditional balladry.

In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Baez came into her songwriting own, penning many ... Read on


Gig: Last Harbour

Brooding, bleak and bible black, the windswept cry from the wilderness that is the wonderful Last Harbour.

“With their gothic archness and deathly strings, eight-strong collective Last Harbour offer semi-orchestral comforts from the same tangled patch of briar as The Bad Seeds and Tindersticks.” Uncut

Last Harbour are

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