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  • Video Premiere: Mandolin Orange, "Golden Embers"

    • Nov 8, 2018
    • Folk Alley staff

    Watch the in-studio performance of "Golden Embers" by the North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange, from their forthcoming album Tides of a Teardrop, due out February 1 on Yep Roc Records.

  • Video Premiere: The Earls of Leicester, "I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open"

    • Nov 7, 2018
    • Kim Ruehl

    The Earls of Leicester deliver a song to which Flatt & Scruggs had to attach a warning label. These days, it fits in just fine with all the modern music about lying and cheating lovers, but back in the day it was simply too much to suggest that it was a woman doing the “steppin’”.

  • Hear It First: Rachel Baiman, 'Thanksgiving' (EP)

    • Oct 30, 2018
    • Kim Ruehl

    Nashville singer-songwriter Rachel Baiman has been steadily building a loyal following among folks predisposed to bluegrass and old-time music. Her debut album, Shame, established her as a songwriter unafraid of looking at reality through her music, rather than sugarcoating anything. And its follow-up, an EP titled Thanksgiving (due Nov. 2 on Free Dirt Records), sees her going even further in that truth-teller direction.