I first experienced Liza Anne’s haunting music shortly after she walked onstage as an opener for Bear’s Den last fall. I remember being instantly captivated by her raw and honest yet never fragile voice. There was something so compelling in the way she quietly controlled the room. She was, hands down, the best opener I’d ever seen. Read more >>
I first heard The Saint Johns while on a 2,500-mile whirlwind road trip to Prince Edward Island. They had just released their debut EP Open Water, and my friend and I listened through the EP probably fifteen times in the span of four days. It’s good. Read more >>
Samuel Jack is relatively new to the music scene. The UK-based artist began performing in 2015 and released his first music in 2016. Vocally reminiscent of Hozier with plenty of musical energy and vivacity, Jack draws you into his songs through catchy rhythms and charming vocals. Read more >>
Future of Forestry is the musical project of California-based artist Eric Owyoung. Now on his sixth studio album, Eric has proven his abilities as a skilled multi-instrumentalist and arranger as well as singer and songwriter. Future of Forestry’s unique brand of cinematic alternative rock is both energetic and thoughtful.
Hailing from Knoxville, TN, folk band Cereus Bright offers a healthy blend of folk, blues, rock, and Americana. I first heard them play while they were touring the The Oh Hellos, and I was struck by their talented musicianship and thoughtful lyrics. If you like classy folk music inspired by the beauties and messes of life, or if you’re a fan of The Avett Brothers, then Cereus Bright is well worth a listen. Read more >>
The Christmas season is upon us! I can finally be open and shameless in my humming and singing of all the carols and songs of good cheer.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Ethan and I both love music—and Christmas music is no exception. We expect that a lot of you like Christmas music as well. So we’ve put together a playlist of some of our favorite Christmas songs performed (and sometimes written) by some of our favorite artists. Read more >>
The folk-rock group Family and Friends is exactly what their name suggests: a collection of would-be brothers (and a sister) making music that is decidedly relational both in style and subject matter. Taking the traditional folk roots of family, love, and relationships, the band launches its music into the stratosphere, fueled by a relentless vitality and a fierce loyalty. Read more >>
Guest post by Stephen Williams
I was sitting in an empty office building sometime early in 2012 when I first listened to the music of Josh Garrels. It was hour five of my twelve-hour nightshift, and I was struggling to stay awake and bored out of my mind when I decided to check out this artist who had been appearing every now and again in my social media newsfeeds. I was not sleepy or bored for long. Read more >>