Shirley Collins’ new EP begins with the octogenarian folk singer reciting a short stanza of a poem, her only accompaniment a flock of birds and the gentle brush of a breeze. “One morning in the month of May, when all the birds were singing,” she says, bending the rhythm of
New look, new style: Ashley Monroe shoots for a full-on rebirth with Rosegold. She dons pink hair on the album’s cover and dons electronic music on the album itself, both new guises that come as a surprise because Ashley Monroe doesn’t have a reputation as a chameleonic performer. She’s
Give one listen to his 1971 song “I Pity the Country” and you will know Willie Dunn. Over a winding, fingerpicked acoustic guitar melody, the First Nations songwriter uncovers layer after layer of hard wisdom in his deep, solemn voice. “I pity the country/I pity the state,” he sings of
Traditional folk can spring artists into unusual places. Ainsley Hamill began her career in Glasgow folk group Barluath, wrapping her plush, muscular vocals around Gaelic, Scots and English language traditionals, but she begins Not Just Ship Land sounding like last year’s avant-garde newcomer Keeley Forsyth. “Saltwater and city fill
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