Folk & Country: Year in Review 2010
With a wink and a dirty grin, Jason Collett cranked all the dials on his fifth solo album. This time around, his raspy drawl is a little twangier and his retro detailing a little glossier. Although he pays homage to myriad bygone musical styles, Collett adds a tart twist that turns familiar echoes into fresh sounds. Whether it's blowing out the speakers with screeching electric guitars or turning on the charm with its sparkling pop melodies, Rat a Tat Tat has enough irreverent groove to get a nation on its feet.
FeaturesMay 28, 2015
The Exclaim! QuestionnaireBuffy Sainte-Marie
You wanna talk living legends? Buffy Sainte-Marie blazed through the Greenwich Village and Yorkville folk music scenes in the 1960s before e...
NewsMay 28, 2015
The Milk Carton Kids Invent the "Road Album" with 'Monterey'
The concept of a road movie is well-established. But with their new record Monterey, L.A.-based folk duo the Milk Carton Kids may have just ...
FeaturesMay 22, 2015
How I PlayDine Alone Records' Joel Carriere
It all started in a mall. Joel Carriere was working at Sam the Record Man in St. Catharines, ON. Still in his early 20s, the local show prom...
FeaturesMay 22, 2015
The Milk Carton Kids"Secrets of the Stars" on Exclaim! TV
California duo the Milk Carton Kids has developed an admirable reputation in the folk music world as a result of their debut, Grammy-nominat...
NewsMay 19, 2015
Buffy Sainte-Marie Says the Internet Is the 21st Century Coffee House
Buffy Sainte-Marie, on tour to promote her newly released 18th record Power In the Blood, has been around a while. She's seen alternative id...
NewsMay 15, 2015
The Tallest Man on Earth Gets Personal with 'Dark Bird Is Home'
This week, Swedish folk musician the Tallest Man on Earth released his fourth full-length, Dark Bird Is Home, on Dead Oceans. Largely writte...
NewsMay 14, 2015
The Weather Station Shares False Starts That Led to 'Loyalty'
"The album is called Loyalty, and it's about driving," Tamara Lindeman tells Exclaim!, before adding drolly, "There's some tension there, I ...
StreamsMay 01, 2015
Joshua Radin"Belong" on Exclaim! TV
Known primarily for his music work nowadays, Joshua Radin is a man of many talents, having previously been an art teacher, screenwriter, and...