Video Premiere: “Back To You” by Jared Rabin

Chicago-based award-winning folk-rocker Jared Rabin will release his upcoming EP, Wondering About The Weather, on May 11th. Today, Rabin unleashes the video from EP track “Back to You,” directed by Kyle Dunleavy, and filmed on location around Chicago. “‘Cause you know I’m out… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Call Me The Lucky One” by The Contenders

Folkicana duo The Contenders released their debut full-length, Laughing With The Reckless on November 3rd via Rock Ridge Music. The pair traveled the world in support of the album, the follow-up to their 2014 EP, Meet The Contenders, which explores the… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “MacLeod’s Farewell/Palmer’s Gate” by The Fretless

Award-winning fiddling foursome The Fretless has taken traditional Irish folk music and turned it on its head with their recently-released album, Live From The Artfarm.  Through its deconstruction and transformation of the usual rhythmic, harmonic and structured arrangements of fiddle… Continue Reading

Premiere: “New Love” by The National Reserve

The National Reserve cut their teeth doing residencies in Brooklyn clubs, vying for the thinly-spread attention of each night’s crowd–and they got really good at it. Their sound is already a classic, a unique rockicana blend that’s all their own. “Who do… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Long Way Down” by The Contenders

Folkicana duo The Contenders released their debut full-length, Laughing With The Reckless on November 3rd via Rock Ridge Music. The pair traveled the world in support of the album, the follow-up to their 2014 EP, Meet The Contenders, which explores the… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Anywhere But America, Part One” by JC Brooks Band

It’s been said that there’s no place like home, but what exactly is home? And, when you feel like you don’t belong, or can be eradicated or ejected from a place at any time, is that really home? Chicago-based singer… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Hometown Honey” by The Herbert Bail Orchestra

Los Angeles-based collective The Herbert Bail Orchestra blends folk-rock, countricana, and blues into one soulfully delectable dish. The band began in 2011 with Anthony Frattolillo (singer, guitarist) and Andrew Katz (accordionist), childhood friends that started writing and performing music in… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Sweet Thursday” by Janie Barnett ft. Blue Room

Virginia native Janie Barnett cut her teeth on bluegrass festivals, church coffeehouses, and the American Folklife Festival.  When she met iconic Americana barnstormer and newgrass pioneer John Hartford at Folklife, so began her love affair with the alternate roots movement.… Continue Reading