Folk

Amanda Kravat, “Wouldn’t Be This” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Amanda Kravat, “Wouldn’t Be This” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Amanda Kravat crafts a billowing dream of what could be — for herself, and for this song.

Lloyd Cole – Standards (2014)

Lloyd Cole – Standards (2014)

Lloyd Cole strikes a smart balance between what he once was, and what he’s become.

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Forever Young” (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Forever Young” (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan and the Band never tired of “Forever Young,” finding new meaning with each passing year, and each passing version.

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.