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Folk

Iron and Wine: Popularity "Trapeze"

Folk-friendly band Iron and Wine’s profile has grown recently after being hand picked by Kristen Stewart to close out the film adaptation of Twilight.  The epic track, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”, from The Shepherd’s Dog, played in the final scene of the blockbuster film last fall and has continued to gain acclaim with the recent […]

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Folk

Neko Case: Good Cause, Great Singer

I’ve mentioned the goodness that is Neko Case before.  Her chanteuse way caught my attention on her last album, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood and I’ve been a follower ever since. In support of her highly anticipated album, Middle Cyclone, Ms. Case is taking a unique approach to generating awareness.  As a known animal lover, […]

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Folk

Emmy the Great: "Two Steps" to Greatness

Emmy the Great is a young, British, singer-songwriter type that should be penetrating your eardrums soon, if she isn’t already. I first heard her on the popular site, My Old Kentucky Blog, and my interest was accelerated with a post about her on the Daily Growl. There really isn’t much more I can pontificate about […]

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albums Folk

Scott Matthews: More Than "Passing"

One of the best songs of last year was finally rewarded for its excellence. It wasn’t a Grammy or American Music Award, it was an Ivor Norvello award. Until today, I had never heard of the awards, but it is well deserved in this instance. “Elusive” by Scott Matthews was given the prestigious British award […]

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Alt Country

Recovery Post: 'Bright'en Up

What can I say, an insane week in Acapulco followed by a birthday bonanza/St. Patty’s Day extravaganza doesn’t leave a lot of brain cells left for blog material. Here’s the recovery post… For the most part, there are some artists that you love or hate. There isn’t an in-between. You either check for everything they […]

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albums Folk

Andre Villoch: Troubador

When Laura and I went to Traverse City last December, I really didn’t plan on hearing any other music than what was on my i-pod. But after walking into a bookstore cafe, I was pleasantly surprised. There were 3 singer-songwriters giving the audience a sampling of their respective works, there was one that stood out […]