Boogie in Red Hook – A Day at the Deep In The Valley Festival

“Are you leaving for the country?You say the city brings you downLeave the iron cloud behindAnd feel the circus moving on” Karen Dalton’s memorable words echoed through my mind as we crested the golden hill that overlooked the From The Ground Brewery. In this pastoral spread that lay before us was where Andy French, ofContinue reading “Boogie in Red Hook – A Day at the Deep In The Valley Festival”

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”

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””

December 2021 Roundup

Happy New Year, folks! I took some much needed time off during the holidays and we’ve had a pretty busy time catching up over here at RCU Towers. So this Roundup is a bit late, but we really couldn’t roll into 2022 without calling out some of the other great releases we heard over theContinue reading “December 2021 Roundup”

Joseph Allred – Branches & Leaves

Joseph Allred’s stirring new record, Branches & Leaves, is a masterpiece amalgamation of folk traditions and stylings. Available on vinyl through Feeding Tube Records and digitally from Allred’s Bandcamp page, Branches & Leaves features everything from spiritual choral singing to banjo fantasias and chamber string music. Allred breathes new life into these traditions of old,Continue reading “Joseph Allred – Branches & Leaves”

Interview with Matthew J. Rolin, Eli Winter and Joseph Allred

Next week, Worried Songs, a new UK-based record company, will be reissuing Joseph Allred’s The True Light and the debut LPs by both Matthew J. Rolin and Eli Winter on vinyl. To celebrate this special occasion, the four of us recently had a chat over Zoom, and they each got a chance to perform someContinue reading “Interview with Matthew J. Rolin, Eli Winter and Joseph Allred”

Joseph Allred – Michael

There are some albums that hook you right from the first note, pull you deep into their worlds and won’t let go until the final moments of the final song. Joseph Allred’s Michael is one of those albums. With a bevy of releases under their belt already, Allred is a well seasoned musician that oftenContinue reading “Joseph Allred – Michael”