Category: Folk

  • Marideth Sisco: High on a mountain

    Marideth Sisco: High on a mountain

    Marideth Sisco is neither a professional singer nor an actress, but when independent film director Debra Granik started researching and gathering material for her upcoming feature Winter’s Bone (2010), she hired the veteran teacher, part-time musician and journalist as a music consultant. Set in the…

  • Joanna Newsom: Colleen

    Joanna Newsom: Colleen

    A stripped down collection of three tracks featuring two alternate and rearranged versions of older songs (“Crab, Clam, Cockle, Cowrie” and “Cosmia”) and a new composition (“Colleen”), the Joanna Newsom & The Ys Street Band Ep was released in 2007, one year after her orchestral tour de force Ys. Joanna…

  • Joanna Newsom: Emily

    Joanna Newsom: Emily

    Classically trained on the piano and pedal harp, Joanna Newsom is a young independent American singer songwriter whose music is almost impossible to define. Her magnum opus to date is without a doubt her 2006 recording Ys for the Drag City record label. While drawing on…

  • Benh Zeitlin & Dan Romer: Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Benh Zeitlin & Dan Romer: Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) is a first independent film by Benh Zeitlin which has garnered unprecedented accolades at film festivals around the world. The film is set in Louisiana, or more precisely in “the bathtub”, an imaginary bayou cut off from the main…

  • Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento Della Ninfa

    Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento Della Ninfa

    L’Arpeggiata Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was an Italian composer in the late Renaissance whose innovative compositions led to the birth of opera as a new style of music. In addition to early operas and church music, Monteverdi published nine books of Madrigals, or Renaissance love poems…

  • Ane Brun: The Dancer

    Ane Brun: The Dancer

    Ane Brun is a Norwegian singer and songwriter based in Sweden since 2001. Since the international release of her début album in 2003, the singer has been charming audiences worldwide with her distinctive and almost theatrical voice. Ane Brun is also without question an incredibly…

  • Lisa Hannigan: Knots

    Lisa Hannigan: Knots

    The acoustic version “Knots” comes from Irish singer Lisa Hannigan’s second album Passenger released in 2011 and this intimate acoustic performance of the song as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts really brings to the fore the singer’s warm voice and talent. As soon as her…

  • Lisa Hannigan: Pistachio

    Lisa Hannigan: Pistachio

    Lisa Hannigan is an Irish indie folk singer and songwriter who started her musical career in 2002 as the musical partner of Damien Rice. But since going solo in 2007, she has grown into a very original and successful independent artist. Released on her own…