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

Video Premiere: “These Colors Don’t Run” by The Pinkerton Raid

“I worked as a journalist for a lot of years, and I’ve tried to see things from as many sides as I could,” says Jesse James DeConto of Durham, North Carolina-based folk-rock outfit The Pinkerton Raid. “But on election night… 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

Video Premiere: “Back In Time” 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: “Still Summer Sky” by Surrender Hill

On their recently released album, Tore Down Fences, husband and wife roots rock duo Surrender Hill venture into grittier lyrical territory and explore the past. Delivered from the perspective of lovers who have weathered many storms, individually and together, they… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Waiting For Change” by Emily Mure

On her recently-released album Worth, New York City-based folkster Emily Mure sings of a journey of personal healing. With an ethereal voice that could quiet the noisiest room, Mure delivers the poignantly personal in the most relatable of ways. Ahead… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Kaleidoscope” by Jesse Terry

In the midst of turbulent times, our natural tendencies lead our focus to the negative; sometimes, we need someone to encourage us to take a step back and look around for a moment to gain perspective on the journey—and to… Continue Reading

MCP Exclusive: Behind The Scenes with JD & The Straight Shot

New York City-based Americana outfit JD & The Straight Shot is gearing up to release its sixth studio album Good Luck And Good Night on September 15th. The dynamic group, which includes vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King,… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Alone With You” by Canyon City

Through simplicity, creativity and beauty shine, adding elegance and sophistication to words and sounds; writer and producer Paul Johnson, the creative force behind Nashville indie folk outfit Canyon City, is living proof. With almost 700,000 monthly Spotify listeners and over… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Lights Out” by Lindsay White

Greek lyrical poet Sappho once said, “What cannot be said will be wept”–a stirring quote about the nature of loss and grief. Grief is a strange animal, appearing in waves, manifesting at the most inopportune times, often without explanation of… Continue Reading