Tag: songwriting

  • 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…

  • Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

    Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

    From Philadelphia, Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother is one of the most fascinating multi-disciplinary artists to emerge on the contemporary music scene in the last ten years. A poet, songwriter and vocalist, Moor Mother is also a visual artist working through the medium of video…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Ichiko Aoba: Windswept Adan

    Ichiko Aoba: Windswept Adan

    Relatively unknown in the West hitherto, Ichiko Aoba is a folk singer-songwriter from Japan who has been active on the music scene for the last ten years. Blending a personal dreamscape with minimalist classical guitar accompaniment, the singer has released six solo albums to date.…