ML Rootless – s/t & Matt LaJoie – Crop Circle

A few weeks ago, Flower Room Records released two incredible albums simultaneously, so I figured it would be best to cover them both together. ML Rootless – s/t Matt LaJoie and Rootless is a match made in solo ambient guitar heaven. The two artists bring the best out of each other while jamming on aContinue reading “ML Rootless – s/t & Matt LaJoie – Crop Circle”

Elkhorn – Distances

On Distances, Elkhorn proves just how far they’ve evolved by soaring to daring new heights on robust and agile wings. Across the record’s four epic tracks, guitarists Drew Gardner (electric) and Jesse Sheppard (acoustic) take their twisting double-helix interplay down gnarled and heavily forested footpaths, snaking along the seismic rhythms of duo drummers, Ian McColmContinue reading “Elkhorn – Distances”

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””

Single Premiere: “Habitat,” by Jon Camp

All solo guitar and pedal steel heads need to check out “Habitat,” the latest single by fingerstyle guitarist and composer, Jon Camp. Taken from Camp’s upcoming self-titled LP on Centripetal Force Records, “Habitat” is just one example of how the Washington DC-area artist excels at blending together unlikely sounds. The record, which is available forContinue reading “Single Premiere: “Habitat,” by Jon Camp”