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A Symbol of Hope: Interview with Cereus Bright

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 >>

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The Modern-Day Psalmist: An Interview with Wendell Kimbrough

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 >>

To Love More: An Interview with Jared & The Mill’s Jared Kolesar

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.

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A Woman Gave Me Music: Interview with James Spaite

In the world of music, bigger rarely means better. Often, the most magnificent music appears in the simplest of clothing.

In the case of Californian folk artist James Spaite, a cello, a guitar, and a pair of voices are all it takes to craft a record that is breathtakingly beautiful and immensely satisfying. Read more >>

The Value of Mistakes: Interview with Josh Savage

I was initially drawn to Josh Savage’s music because of his song “Mountains in Hurricanes.” I loved the imagery in the lyrics and the rich clarity in Josh’s voice. The more I listened to the song, the more intrigued I became. Read more >>

Romance and the Road: Interview with Ken Yates

“This is my Canadian angry song,” Ken Yates says with a grin as he starts to play “Keep Your Head Down.” The unassuming 26-year-old looks out of place in the basement room full of rich 40-somethings, but his simple charm quickly bridges the gap. Read more >>

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