Category: Folk

  • Cinder Well: Cadence

    Cinder Well: Cadence

    Born in California and now sharing her time between her native homeland and County Clare in Ireland, Amelia Baker is a singer songwriter who started her career as a member of Santa Cruz-based folk-punk band Blackbird Raum. She launched her solo career in 2015 as…

  • ØXN: CYRM

    ØXN: CYRM

    Comprised of Radie Peat on vocals, keyboards and guitar, Katie Kim on vocals and piano, John “Spud” Murphy on vocals and bass and Eleanor Myler on vocals and drums, ØXN is the first new act in eighteen years to record for historical Irish traditional music…

  • Shana Cleveland: Manzanita

    Shana Cleveland: Manzanita

    A Michigan native now based in rural Northern California, Shana Cleveland is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and visual artist. A founding member and lead vocalist of all-woman surf rock band La Luz with whom she has released five albums to date for the Seattle-based Hardly Art…

  • Naujawanan Baidar: Khedmat Be Khalq

    Naujawanan Baidar: Khedmat Be Khalq

    Born in Arizona and now based in The Netherlands, N.R. Safi is an Afghan-American multi-instrumentalist and visual artist who co-founded (as Nick Rayne) experimental psych-rock band The Myrrors. Coming across a stockpile of cassette tapes of 1970s Afghani music collected by his paternal grandfather sowed…

  • Rogê: Curyman

    Rogê: Curyman

    Already a veteran of the Música Popular Brasileira scene with nine albums released to date since his début in 1998 – either as a solo act, with a band or in collaboration with Arlindo Cruz or Seu Jorge – singer songwriter Roger José Cury aka…

  • Dom la Nena: Leon

    Dom la Nena: Leon

    A classically-trained pianist, cellist and singer-songwriter, Dominique Pinto aka Dom la Nena was born in Porto Alegre in Brazil. Relocating to Paris at the age of eight, the young musician was gifted a cello to ease the traumatic move. Falling instantly in love with the…

  • Lisa O’Neill: All of This is Chance

    Lisa O’Neill: All of This is Chance

    There is the source from which all cultures rise,And all religions,There is the pool in which the poet dipsAnd the musician.Without the peasant base civilisation must die,Unless the clay is in the mouth the singer’s singing is useless.Patrick Kavanagh – The Great Hunger (1942) section XIII A…

  • Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer 

    Leyla McCalla: Breaking the Thermometer 

    Born in New-York and based in New Orleans, folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla is the daughter of Haitian parents who emigrated to the US in the 1960s. In other words, Haiti and Haitian culture have always been a grounding presence throughout her discography…