Folk/Country

The Alibis "Bloom"

The folk duo of Daniel Robbins & Eric Quigley, asa known as The Alibis, recently released their debut album Bloom. This is album is gentle, beautiful, and filled with warm harmonies.

The duo received some help from a few friends in recording the album including the talented Nikki Morgan on Nikki Morgan on two of the songs, “To Stay” and “Day To Rise”.

   

Boy Scouts plays Phono del Sol June 15th

Phono del Sol is a free festival at Potrero del Sol park. This year’s lineup features an Oakland favorite, Boy Scouts, whose folksy bedroom pop-rock is relaxing, charming and damn good. Taylor Vick’s vocals are sweet and pitch perfect, a fine complement to the keys and strums. Boy Scouts’ last release, Spiritual Pickle, is a 2-song sampler. Tracks “Kite” and “My Idiot Brain” are lofi, low pressure and highly pleasing. Catch Boy Scouts at Phono del Sol and wherever else they’re playing comin’ up soon! Stay tuned. - Lucille Faulkner

   

SnugHouse embraces Americana in latest EP, plays Music in the Park 06.19

Do yourself a favor and check out the music of Portland Maine’s SnugHouse. The indie-folk group’s second EP Like Water is silky smooth from start to finish, with its Americana gloss shining brightly. “A Long Walk Home” and “Glass” feature rich harmonies and dreamy melodies while “Firefly” has some sweet electro-keys that jingle to the warm vocals of Nikhil Dasgupta. The EP has an emotional honesty to each song that is characteristic of indie-folk and reminds one why bands like Fleet Foxes have found such success. SnugHouse will be playing the Music in the Park series at Shevenell Park in Biddeford, ME on Jun 19th. We got “Firefly” for you below. - Rene Cobar

   

New Psalmships EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

It’s been a moment since we’ve heard from Joshua Britton and his project Psalmships. Well, he's back with a new EP, titled Keep Your Words. Haunting, folk-blues turbulence permeates. A hearty heaviness quakes as one feels the emotive impact of the music.

   

Country up-and-comer Cotter Hill plays 06.01 at The Basement Nashville

Cotter Hill has the sound of a country artist that's played the game for years, but his first EP Sober Up came out just last year. Hill moved west from Cleveland, TN in 2016 to chase his musical dream, and already he's appeared on the iTunes Country charts, toured the Southeast, and shown up on local radio. Throughout 2019, Hill has continued to build upon his career through even more shows; in fact, you can catch him at The Basement Nashville on June 1st, where he'll perform on a bill with fellow local country artists Justin Spivey and Cameron Blackburn. Take a listen to his single "Forever Works" below. - Will Sisskind