Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 9/8/17

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Wildflower Blues The Be Good Tanyas co-founders Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton gracefully wind their twangy way through rootsy folk and ragtime jazz, to soulful R&B and rollicking rock n’ roll on their new album,… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 9/1/17

Penny & Sparrow – Wendigo Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter follow up their acclaimed 2015 release, Let A Lover Drown You, with Wendigo, their brand new album out today via I Love You. Known for their cerebrally poignant lyrics and aching harmonies, this… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Tempest” by Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

“Tempest,” the cinematic new video from Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band, was filmed in the verdant climes of the Pacific Northwest, and marries the ancient beauty of the natural world with the age-old poignancy of roots music. The song… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Take Heart” by The Good Graces

Atlanta-based alt-country collective The Good Graces have been making jangly roots music for the last decade; more of a community musical collaboration than a band, The Good Graces are the brainchild of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kim Ware, and include… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Ol’ Slew Foot” by Mark Lavengood

“I remember hearing this song first from a YouTube video of the Telluride House Band with Sam Bush leading the tune, joined by Bela Fleck, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas and Edgar Meyer. It was a burner!” says Michigan-based dobro master… Continue Reading

Interview: Driftwood Solider

Philadelphia-based mandolinist Owen Lyman-Schmidt and bassist Bobby Szafranski met coincidentally and, as musically-inclined folks tend to do, started playing together. “We were a good musical fit, and I stopped looking for other players,” recalls the quick-witted dry-humored Lyman-Schmidt. “Speaking of… Continue Reading

Album Review: The Suitcase Junket – Pile Driver

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”—no one knows that better than Matt Lorenz, a.k.a. The Suitcase Junket, who has taken trash to make musical treasure, and beautifully displayed it in his forthcoming album, Pile Driver, out April 21st. Lorenz… Continue Reading