We had an absolute blast hosting folk songwriter Ian Randall Thornton for a house show last month. It was a delightful evening full of great conversation and even greater music. 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 >>
The musical project of Marty Longstaff of Sunderland, U.K., The Lake Poets is hauntingly dark and intriguing. Identifying his music as “northern melancholia,” Marty, who drew his stage name from a group of Romantic poets, writes pain-filled music as a way to help his listeners move past the more depressing times of life. Read more >>
Lunatic Wolf is a folk rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa. After performing and writing for a few years, the six-piece group released their debut album To the Adventure in 2014—and critics are loving it.
To the Adventure takes the best parts of rock and folk and mixes them together in a satisfying blend. The band’s sound has been described as “easy to listen to, yet energetic enough to keep you wanting more.” Read more >>
Guest post by Stephen Pierce
When I listen to music, I am looking for true beauty—a simple phrase, but one packed with meaning. Perhaps this is because of my love of creation and the unending, enveloping beauty that it shows every day in splendid fashion. Read more >>
Although the Psalms were originally written to be sung, that art has been lost in today’s Christian church. Wendell Kimbrough is bringing it back.
The folk singer/songwriter is on a mission to write a modern-day hymn for each of the 150 psalms. As the worship director and artist-in-residence for his church in Alabama, Wendell writes a new psalm each week for his congregation to sing. The result is a growing collection of sing-able hymns that capture the emotional power of the psalms. Read more >>
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Jared & The Mill offer catchy yet profound songs with melodies and instrumentation somewhere in the mix between desert folk and bluegrass twang. The group formed in 2011 and has been touring and writing together ever since. They tell stories of the love, triumph, and heartbreak they’ve encountered in life on the road.