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”