Video Premieres

  • 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.

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

    • November 07, 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’”.

  • Video Premiere: Tobias the Owl, "Deep River City" (feat. Laura Veirs)

    • August 16, 2018
    • Kim Ruehl

    Watch the premiere of “Deep River City,” which Kim Ruehl calls, one of the most stirring tunes on Tobias the Owl's new album, A Safe Harbor For Wayward Echoes, a collection of songs that explores of the fine line between finding your way and being lost in this world.