• Beehive Field Recording: Taarka

    • April 29, 2019
    • Beehive Productions

    Once described as “a collision between Django Reinhardt and David Grisman.” Taarka's high-energy performance weaves the sounds of old and new—from world folk, celtic, bluegrass to jazz, and classical.

  • Basic Folk: Marissa Nadler

    • April 25, 2019
    • Cindy Howes

    It is wonderful to have songwriter Marissa Nadler on the pod! Ethereal, goth, ambient and gauzy are often used to describe her sound. She has collaborated with musicians like John Cale, Sharon Van Etten and black metal band Xasthur. Starting out as an artist, Nadler attended Rhode Island School of Design as an illustrator with a passion for painting. We talk about how her painting and artwork influence and affect her music. She also explains what makes a good painting: focal point, asymmetrical composition, contrast between light and dark, etc…. and that a song needs to have similar elements.

  • Hangin' & Sangin': Amelia White

    • April 22, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    Singer/songwriter Amelia White talks about the natural and emotional inspirations that fill her most recent release, Rhythm of the Rain.

  • Basic Folk: Jonatha Brooke

    • April 18, 2019
    • Cindy Howes

    I have always really liked Jonatha Brooke. Her songs are sharp, joyful and wise. She’s one of those writers who always knows what to do, which is the basis for why we like pop music. Her songs take you to the place you wanna go while still hitting vulnerability and insight. I can confidently say that after our conversation, I love Jonatha Brooke: the musician, the person, the soul. She’s the real goddamn deal.

  • Hangin' & Sangin': Courtney Marie Andrews

    • April 15, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    Singer/songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews stops by and catches her breath after a whirlwind year on the road supporting her latest release, May Your Kindness Remain. Produced and hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney.

  • Hangin' & Sangin': John Paul White

    • April 08, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    Singer/songwriter John Paul White crashes the classic country gates with his Roy Orbison-infused new album, The Hurting Kind.

  • Basic Folk: Edie Carey

    • March 21, 2019
    • Cindy Howes

    Ready to ugly cry? No? Ok, I will give you a moment to prepare… because tuning into the most vulnerable, intimate, and secret human feelings is what songwriter Edie Carey is all about. Born and raised in suburban Boston, Edie was raised by a poet, a therapist, and an English teacher. Her wistful writing definitely takes influence from all three.

  • Basic Folk: Amy Ray

    • March 14, 2019
    • Cindy Howes

    Amy Ray, one half of the legendary folk rock band Indigo Girls, is known for her strong Southern roots, fierce devotion to all types of music, her activism, and (unbeknownst to her) her image as a gay fashion icon… or should I say institution. We talk about all this during our interview, which took place at Brandi Carlile’s "Girls Just Wanna Weekend" in the Riviera Maya in Mexico.

  • Basic Folk: KT Tunstall

    • March 07, 2019
    • Cindy Howes

    KT Tunstall joins Cindy to talk about her relationship with her father, death, sexuality, and her roots in folk music. Her latest album Wax is the second in a trilogy of records that focuses on the soul, body, and mind as she has entered this very interesting stage in her life. KT’s been very intentional about getting to know herself in the past few years and she shares some of that journey as well.