Folk

Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014)

Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014)

Fawcett’a songs possess the depth, maturity and easily engaging quality lacking from other singer-songwriters these days.

Josh Ritter, “Rosalie” from Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither (2014)

Josh Ritter, “Rosalie” from Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither (2014)

Josh Ritter’s version of “Rosalie” stands out on a Chris Smithers tribute album with plenty of bigger stars.

On Second Thought: David Ackles, “Montana Song” from American Gothic (1972)

On Second Thought: David Ackles, “Montana Song” from American Gothic (1972)

Bombastic and wildly ambitious, but also deeply moving.

Pete Molinari, folk-rock modernist – Something Else! Interview

Pete Molinari, folk-rock modernist – Something Else! Interview

He questions the idea of originality anymore, but his music makes the case.

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

They were as ubiquitous, at one point, as songs about girls.

One Track Mind: Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour, “Mama Don’t Allow” (2014)

One Track Mind: Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour, “Mama Don’t Allow” (2014)

They take a kind of orchestral approach to the hootenanny aesthetic.

One Track Mind: Cat Stevens, “Dying to Live” from Tell ‘Em I’m Gone (2014)

One Track Mind: Cat Stevens, “Dying to Live” from Tell ‘Em I’m Gone (2014)

Both the singer and the song are revitalized here.

‘You just want to get the job done': Graham Nash talks frankly about Crosby Stills Nash and Young’s squabbles

‘You just want to get the job done': Graham Nash talks frankly about Crosby Stills Nash and Young’s squabbles

David Crosby wasn’t the only one who derailed this group over the years.

‘I was there more as a servant': Bob Dylan remembers seminal visits with Woody Guthrie

‘I was there more as a servant': Bob Dylan remembers seminal visits with Woody Guthrie

Bob Dylan spoke as part of a forthcoming Guthrie-related audio book.

Gimme Five: Songs of despair by Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Phil Ochs, others

Gimme Five: Songs of despair by Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Phil Ochs, others

A visit with singers who know what it means to lose heart.