Video Premieres

  • Video Premiere: Taylor Ashton, "Nicole"

    • January 14, 2020
    • Cindy Howes

    Taylor Ashton, founding member of the Canadian alt-folk band Fish & Bird, showcases his groove on “Nicole,” the latest single from his forthcoming solo debut, The Romantic (Signature Sounds.) On the track, Ashton, an incredibly versatile and talented musician, imagines a world where catastrophic disasters and human progress can all be rewound in the name of innocence and simplicity.

  • Video Premiere: Seamus Egan, "Everything Always Was"

    • January 07, 2020
    • Folk Alley staff

    "Tunes come to you in all sorts of ways. Sometimes it’s a phrase, a fragment of an idea that comes to you and you file it away to hopefully finish someday. Other times, it arrives all at once, fully formed, as if it has always existed. It was in this way the this waltz arrived to me. I sat down one afternoon and it came out of my guitar all at once. This doesn’t happen very often and certainly not nearly as often as I would like but when it does it feels like magic. I’m joined here by Kyle Sanna on guitar, David Surette on bouzouki, and Corey DiMario on double bass." - Seamus Egan

  • Video Premiere: Hawktail, "Annbjørg"

    • November 19, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    From their forthcoming album, Formations, due out January 10, watch Hawktail's performance of the first single, "Annbjørg," a polyrhythmic romp inspired by Norwegian fiddler, Annbjørg Lien.

  • Video Premiere: Rose Cousins, "The Benefits of Being Alone"

    • November 06, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    JUNO Award-winning singer/songwriter Rose Cousins is a name very closely and beautifully tied to sad tunes which is part of what makes this breezy new number, "The Benefits of Being Alone" such a breath of fresh air. It's the first track off her upcoming Bravado album, scheduled for a February 21, 2020 release via Outside Music.

  • Video Premiere: Darrell Scott, "It's a Great Day to Be Alive"

    • October 22, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    "I found that a local Nashville corn maze (Honeysuckle Hill Farms) wanted to put my image and song, "It's a Great Day to Be Alive" into its corn maze design this fall - and since I had never made a video for the song, and since the song's message is as needed as ever, we decided to make a video with great help from family and friends. I love the result - share the love." - Darrell

  • Video Premiere: Shawn Colvin, "Steady On" from 'Steady On (30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition)'

    • August 21, 2019
    • Linda Fahey

    Even amidst so many albums that we love, there are a few in each person's life that save us, soothe us, heal us, and hold us again and again for decades. Their timelessness is found mainly in the songwriting with a story-telling so deep and true that not even years can diminish the potency.

    Shawn Colvin is set to release 'Steady On (30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition) on September 13th. Watch as she performs an acoustic version of the title track from her seminal, debut album from 1989.

  • Video Premiere: Greg Felden, "Every Time"

    • May 31, 2019
    • Kim Ruehl

    Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Greg Felden doesn’t shy away from the hard stuff. His solo debut, Made of Strings (self-released, due June 14) is a sincere and heartbreaking collection of songs about life and its often-enormous questions, its unexpected twists and turns. So there’s a bit of irony in the fact that the video for the album’s lead single, “Every Time,” is full of puppets, aliens, and ridiculous scenarios.

  • Video Premiere: The War and Treaty, "If It's in Your Heart"

    • February 14, 2019
    • Kelly McCartney

    Time and again, it has been proven that we regret the things we don't do or say far more often than the things we do. But doing and saying the things in our hearts demands the courage to be vulnerable. Yes, in doing so, we risk the chance of being misunderstood or rejected, if things don't go our way. If they do, though, we take a step toward embracing a love, realizing a dream, or saving a life. And all of those things are absolutely worth the risk.

  • Video Premiere: Mandolin Orange, "Golden Embers"

    • November 08, 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.