folksy

Artist: 
The Holy Dark
Label: 
Dodgeball Records

The Holy Dark is a band based in Portland, Oregon. With their folksy and mellow tunes, their album Pretty Little Bird encapsulates woodsy life and when I listened to it, I pictured mountains and forests. They incorporate upbeat and slower songs, which makes their album very refreshing because they aren’t all one tempo. All of the tracks have the distinct guitar accompaniment, but they add other melodies and instruments. Pretty Little Birds sounds very cohesive and all the tracks are unified to create a sound distinctly their own.

Sounds Like: 
Pet Fangs
Sounds Like: 
Filmspeed
Name: 
Caitlin Fung
Date Reviewed: 
12/05/2017
Artist: 
Seasick Steve
Label: 
Third Man Records

Don’t judge this album by its cover. The John Deere hat and flannel may throw you off, but pop this CD in anyways.
It’s finger pickin’ good. Really. Seasick Steve has joined in the Jack White Third Man Records bag of tricks, and he’s brought along John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin. Whether or not blues is your thing, you will find this album pulling at your rock lovin’ heart strings (see what I did there?)

Sounds Like: 
John Lee Hooker
Sounds Like: 
Muddy Waters
Sounds Like: 
Jack White
Name: 
Kalli Wolf
Date Reviewed: 
11/11/2013
Artist: 
Tigger Clarkson Band
Label: 
Autokinetic Records

In general, these guys sound a bit like an alt band that realized saxophones were cool and being jazzy was hip, and so they tried to incorporate them.  While these are all true facts, it makes for a less-than-compelling situation when the sax kicks in and fairly bluesy otherwise.  Would recommend more saxophone, as always.  Saxual healing, as they say.

Sounds Like: 
Winslow
Sounds Like: 
Alt with a saxophone
Name: 
Daniel Witter
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2013
Artist: 
Mark Andrew
Label: 
NONE

Mark Andrew's is a talented guy. He has been described as a very soulful vocalist with a folksy rhythym. Andrew's Ooh Eeh touches base with this description, and takes it to a new level. It sounds like the four tracks on Ooh Eeh go into a more serious tone at times, mimicing guitar and vocals of Jimi Hendrix.. I myself am not really into this type of music, but if you like The Civil Wars or other neo-folk rock give it a try. On a side not, apparently he bummed around Spain teaching English and making money by playing guitar in the subways, so that's cool.

Sounds Like: 
Ryan Adams
Sounds Like: 
Amos Lee
Name: 
Ben Don
Date Reviewed: 
11/06/2013
Artist: 
Houndmouth
Label: 
Rough Trade

Houndmouth's debut album From the Hills Below the City is overall a pretty feel-good, well-recorded, country style indie album.   Crisp, full snares and bluesy  organs back up the soulful John Prine-sounding singing and twangy guitars.  Sometimes that soulful singing turns into family band type harmonies that make for a big, warm, like you're sitting on a sofa in the studio in somebody's house drinking Buds recording live kind of sound.

Sounds Like: 
John Prine
Sounds Like: 
Drive-By Truckers?
Name: 
Adam Iddings
Date Reviewed: 
09/04/2013
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