Dave Heumann – Guitar Tapes Vol 1

Armed with just an electric guitar, Dave Heumann takes you to stoic, idyllic places on Guitar Tapes Vol. 1. On this record, Heumann, of whom you may know of as the head of Arbouretum, plays seven sprawling electric guitar improvisations without any overdubs or accompanists. With such a simplified set up, Heumann focuses hard onContinue reading “Dave Heumann – Guitar Tapes Vol 1”

Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – II

It wasn’t going to be easy for guitarist Elijah McLaughlin to outdo his brilliant 2020 debut album, but he certainly achieved that feat with this majestic LP of improvised chamber folk music Available this Friday on good ol’ Tompkins Square Records, Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble II features the trio of musicians (Joel Styzens on hammered dulcimerContinue reading “Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble – II”

Rootless – What The Truth Leaves Out

Rootless’ fingerpicking prowess is the nucleus of his latest release, What the Truth Leaves Out, which is available today on cassette from Feeding Tube Records. Rootless, AKA Jeremy Hurewitz, is known for combining gentle fingerstyle guitar with cosmic electronic sounds, field recordings and even indigenous instruments to create an ethereal psychedelic folk soundscape. Yet here,Continue reading “Rootless – What The Truth Leaves Out”

Matthew J. Rolin – “Fourth Street”

Matthew J. Rolin’s latest single is a crisp acoustic stroll that is as fresh and bright as can be. Taken from his upcoming album on American Dreams, Passing, “Fourth Street” rolls and flows like a leaf perpetually caught in an updraft. Rolin is certainly one of today’s most gifted and expressionistic fingerstyle guitarists, but heContinue reading “Matthew J. Rolin – “Fourth Street””

Eli Winter – s/t

On his self-titled LP on Three Lobed Recordings, Eli Winter evolves his sound with the help of his many talented friends and guests, while still remaining true to himself in his music. Available today on vinyl, CD and digital, Eli Winter is a stunning collection of pieces that truly show the breadth of the youngContinue reading “Eli Winter – s/t”

Joseph Allred – The Rambles & Rags of Shiloh

With their latest record for Worried Songs, The Rambles & Rags of Shiloh, Joseph Allred continues to prove themselves to be one of today’s most emotive and virtuosic guitarists. The album is inspired by the small rural community of Shiloh, Tennessee, which is located in an area where Allred’s family lived for over 200 years.Continue reading “Joseph Allred – The Rambles & Rags of Shiloh”

New Music Video and Album by Eli Winter Announced

Eli Winter is easily one of the brightest talents in the world of solo guitar music to have emerged over the last several years, and the arrival of any new material by the young musician is a cause for celebration. However, the record that’s been announced today, a self-titled LP due to be released throughContinue reading “New Music Video and Album by Eli Winter Announced”

José Medeles, M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk – Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems: A Drummers Tribute to John Fahey

With the help of M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk, José Medeles pays homage to the spirit and techniques of John Fahey in a beautifully unique way. Instead of covering Fahey’s songs for this tribute album, Medeles, a drummer who had previously worked with The Breeders and the 1939 Ensemble, set about improvising newContinue reading “José Medeles, M. Ward, Marisa Anderson and Chris Funk – Railroad Cadences & Melancholic Anthems: A Drummers Tribute to John Fahey”

Joseph Allred Announces New Album with a New Video, “Sweetcorn Ramble”

Joseph Allred continues to prove themselves as being one of the most imaginative and skilled artists in folk-inspired music today with their new song, “Sweetcorn Ramble,” from their upcoming LP, The Rambles & Rags of Shiloh. The record, which comes out July 1 on Worried Songs and is available for preorder today, is a trulyContinue reading “Joseph Allred Announces New Album with a New Video, “Sweetcorn Ramble””

Gabriel Seaver – Tuning

Weeed’s Gabriel Seaver’s recent solo outing focuses on his acoustic fingerpicking skills while revealing that he is a player of remarkable subtlety and heart.  Seaver’s playing is deeply evocative and often conjures up wistful atmospheres that can stir up all kinds of melancholic emotions, no matter what mood you’re in. Songs like “Neptune Only Knows”Continue reading “Gabriel Seaver – Tuning”