Tag Archives: folk

In Digging Deep Within Himself and His City, Questing Guitarist Ryley Walker Finally Found His Voice


“I’m an artist, for God’s sakes. I’ve always been super sensitive and insecure about everything, so that causes a lot of self-examination.”

Free Times | May 2, 2018

Jake Xerxes Fussell Finds Contemporary Truths in the Hidden Gems of Folk Music


“I didn’t grow up in rural America learning folk songs from my great-grandmother. I have to be transparent about the fact that I am part of this through an intellectual tradition, I guess, if I’m part of any tradition.”

Free Times | February 28, 2018

Jake Xerxes Fussell — self-titeld (Paradise of Bachelors)

Fussell’s debut—assured, eloquent, great—feels like a meditation upon a continuum of circumstances, like building a new fence from old stones.

Indy Week | April 1, 2015

For the Sake of the Song | Radney Foster’s search for truth starts deep in the heart of Texas

“I said, ‘It’s a word that’s just used to make someone feel small and feel bad. It’s about a woman’s sexuality, and you can ask your mama more about that stuff.”

Charleston City Paper | March 4, 2015

Review: Keath Mead, Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner is a headphones record; an inferior sound system would dull its finer details.”

Free Times | Feburary 25, 2015

Space Jams | The Lovely Few uses astronomical metaphors to address earthly concerns

“From all that decoding, they’re able to say, this is what the atmosphere on Venus is like. We’re always improving. We’re always trying to know the universe better. We’re always trying to understand other people better. We’re learning about ourselves more.”

Charleston City Paper | September 10, 2014

Second Life | After a debilitating hiatus, Durham’s Bombadil regroups and rebuilds

“Personally, I was given a lot of unexpected free time. Daniel was given a lot of unexpected pain, you know?”

C-Ville | July 10, 2014

Country Soul Sisters | The all-female Underhill Rose is on the rise in the male-dominated Americana world

“We’re not trying to emulate any girl band or girl thing. We’re just trying to be us.”

Charleston City Paper | Feb. 19, 2014