Bob Dylan has outlasted everyone. It must be quite heavy to be the man who influenced almost everyone of note, and to watch so many of these acolytes pass away. Yet Bob still manages to release good music, and this nearly 17-minute opus proves it. Thanks to Jeff for letting me know about this. It […]
Graham Janz is a very eclectic folk singer who originally called Brandon, Manitoba, Canada home, though he now resides in Groningen, Netherlands. He sent me a note asking me to listen to his sketches, and I’m quite pleased that I took him up on his offer. This isn’t a proper album per se, but home […]
Benjamin Finney’s work has been reviewed on our blog in the past, as he’s really a fine guitarist, but it finally dawned on me whose work seems to influence and inform his playing. John Fahey. No doubt about it. He has the American primitive sound mastered so well that he’s able to mold it however […]
One simple track out of Moldova, but it’s one of the best neofolk tracks I’ve heard in a long time. It’s wonderful to find out about Via Dacă, and for good music out of Moldova in general.
Sam Beam hit his peak with this album. From the heartrendingly beautiful The Trapeze Swinger to his folksy cover of New Order’s Love Vigilantes, the album is a warm, relaxing listen perfect for my cold Beijing day.
When I see music tagged with the term ‘neofolk‘, I expect to hear something like Death In June, The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud or Current 93, not this. I’m not entirely sure where jì lú hail from in China, but the label who released this disc, Raflum, hail from Sichuan, home of some […]
Folk Yourself is a blog out of Brazil dedicated to promoting rare folk releases. This one, from Galician band Cuarteto Caramuxo, is a treasure that slipped under my radar from 2015.