Blake Hornsby – A Collection of Tradition Folk Songs & Tunes Vol. 1

Armed with banjos and an entire esoteric folk crew, Blake Hornsby studies and draws connections between classic entries in the Appalachian and the UK folk canon. Hornsby, an Asheville, NC based artist, is known for blending psychedelia into solo guitar music (or what has been branded as “American primitive guitar music”). While the main focusContinue reading “Blake Hornsby – A Collection of Tradition Folk Songs & Tunes Vol. 1”

Mulberry Soul

If a nippy autumn afternoon in the Adirondacks could create its own music, it would surely sound like the new self-titled album by Mulberry Soul. Hailing from the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Mulberry Soul plays a beautifully rural blend of bluegrass and folk that can both stomp with scorching energy and chillContinue reading “Mulberry Soul”

Record Crates United Online Mixtape Vol.2

It’s that time again when you can finally put a sound to the words that I’ve been writing. It’s my second mix of songs via that are related to the last batch of posts (since the last mix anyway). The full tracklisting: 1. Somewhere Between- Six Organs of Admittance 2. Dead Flowers- Six OrgansContinue reading “Record Crates United Online Mixtape Vol.2”

Elizabeth Cotten – Live!

Elizabeth Cotten Live! (1983) Arhoolie Records LP/CD This album has held a special place in my heart for sometime now. Elizabeth Cotton was a fairly legendary folk and blues musician who left a large wake of influence behind her all through her long life. She picked up guitar and banjo and began writing her ownContinue reading “Elizabeth Cotten – Live!”