• 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.

  • Basic Folk: Emily Saliers

    • February 28, 2019
    • Cindy Howes

    Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls graciously joins Cindy Howes on Basic Folk. An iconic figure in modern folk rock, Emily gets into the history of her guitar playing, expanding her horizons on her first solo album (Murmuration Nation), her dedication to hip-hop, and reflections on Indigo Girls, which was released 30 years ago on February 28, 1989.

  • Beehive Field Recording: Molsky's Mountain Drifters

    • February 26, 2019
    • Beehive Productions

    Grammy nominee Bruce Molsky with next generation virtuoso players Stash Wyslouch and Allison de Groot form a powerhouse trio who combine the traditions of old-time and American Roots music with their own personal flair to create a new sound that's both vibrant and audacious.