Hear It First

  • Hear It First: The Tannahill Weavers, 'Òrach (The Golden Anniversary Album)'

    • 2018-08-29
    • Folk Alley staff

    After five decades, you’d think they’d at least have the courtesy to sound a little tired on this album, but they sound like they’ve been up all night drinking coffee and playing tunes, and they plan to continue to the break of dawn. For a band celebrating their golden anniversary, they show no signs of slowing down.

  • Hear It First: Chris Smither, 'Call Me Lucky'

    • 2018-02-27
    • Cindy Howes
    Chris Smither's 18th album in his 50 plus year career finds him embracing his roots from Boston's rich music scene through his collaboration with some of its finest players.
  • Hear It First: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, 'Contraband Love'

    • 2017-09-11
    • Elena See
    Whether you're in desperate need for a bluesy break-up album that'll finally kick out those tears you've been trying to shed, or you're ready for a collection of tunes that'll get you revved up for a weekend at your local dive bar, Contraband Love, the latest effort from the Americana power couple that is Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, is just the thing.