Brer Rabbit Padilla Bay (247)
Americana

Br’er Rabbit–adventurous, mountain music.

Posted  July 26, 2014  by  Kate Bee

The story of Br’er Rabbit has been rewritten. Instead of a racially insensitive folk tale set in the Deep South, it is a story of growing up in the Pacific Northwest;three kids running through the woods and around their small city like they owned the place, knowing little of each other’s existence. The two boys […]

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Falls album art
Folk

Falls – Into the Fire – Australian folk duo album of the year candidate

Posted  July 23, 2014  by  Greg

There’s a place in my soul that waits for a band like Falls to drop every year. They are, for me, what Penny and Sparrow was last year and what the Civil Wars were a few years ago. They are exceptionally talented musicians that have found a way to cultivate our souls as we listen. […]

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stillwater
Acoustic

The Stillwater Hobos – My Love, She’s in America

Posted  July 17, 2014  by  Casey

Every once and a while, we get a band that’s making music they have no business making and just absolutely killing it. Think Mumford and Sons. Marcus and the boys have no business being as good at traditional American folk music as they are, but we’re all better for it. Here we have The Stillwater […]

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house of hats
Acoustic

House of Hats-listen to me, listen to this!

Posted  July 12, 2014  by  Kate Bee

Today I have the great privilege of covering a band which I was mildly obsessed with in college and never got over. I would spend Thursday evenings trawling through YouTube videos taken in Brighton music venues and wishing that they would just make an album already. House of Hats began as some friends in some […]

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Maggie Rogers
Americana

Artist Interview: Maggie Rogers

Posted  July 9, 2014  by  admin

Maggie Rogers is a student, an artist, a writer, and a very hard working young woman. She has stars in her eyes for the adventurous college years of her life. She’s learning all she can about the music industry at NYU but she’s also making some pretty incredible music of her own. When I stumbled […]

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stovall

Artist Interview: Michael Stovall

Michael Stovall entered our Second Annual YouTube Battle of the Bands and won the FOLK category. His reward was… well… questions from us! Oh and some guaranteed coverage of his album. Check out these awesome intervi...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
Brer Rabbit Padilla Bay (247)

Br’er Rabbit–adventurous, mountain music.

The story of Br’er Rabbit has been rewritten. Instead of a racially insensitive folk tale set in the Deep South, it is a story of growing up in the Pacific Northwest;three kids running through the woods and around their s...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
Oxford & Co Promo - HI RES

Review and Free Music Friday! Oxford and Co. EP – Oxford and Co.

Every once and while, Noisetrade promotes the music that seems to belong here on EarToTheGround. Oxford and Co. is one of the examples of this. A spot spoken vocalist, reminiscent of And The Giraffe, a folksy electric sound (th...
by Casey
 

 

 
Falls album art

Falls – Into the Fire – Australian folk duo album of the year candidate

There’s a place in my soul that waits for a band like Falls to drop every year. They are, for me, what Penny and Sparrow was last year and what the Civil Wars were a few years ago. They are exceptionally talented musician...
by Greg
 

 
 
Tattletale Saints album art

Tattletale Saints – How Red is the Blood – Endearing duo bring classic American music sounds to life

I was about 10 seconds into the opening track when I knew this was an album I would enjoy. The Tattletale Saints have a wonderful ability to generate endearing, comfortable songs that provide the perfect soundtrack for life. Th...
by Greg
 

 
 
Matt Haeck

Support Matt Haeck’s Kickstarter – Check out the video here

Here’s the link to the Kickstarter campaign.  If you’re all like “who is Matt Haeck and why should I give him my hard earned money?” I have two statements for you (oh semi-jaded folk-loving person): 1) ...
by admin
 

 

 
fts hpz

Remember, Kids: Listen to Flower the Skunk, But Don’t Pet

The Human Petting Zoo and Flower the Skunk. Bandcamp, 2014. http://flowertheskunk.bandcamp.com/album/the-human-petting-zoo-split This week I found out the name for a thing that I had no idea had a name- uke-punk.  As in punk u...
by Lisa Regula Meyer
 

 
 
stillwater

The Stillwater Hobos – My Love, She’s in America

Every once and a while, we get a band that’s making music they have no business making and just absolutely killing it. Think Mumford and Sons. Marcus and the boys have no business being as good at traditional American fol...
by Casey
 

 

 
Brian Payne

Quick Hits: Brian Payne and Andrew Wilkinson – Acoustic singer songwriters with two must-hear EPs

Brian Payne – Self Titled EP Brian Payne’s sound is just excellent and his folksy songwriting feels like the cool, refreshing Rockies. He’s got that “everyman” vocal quality. I almost guarantee he’ll mak...
by Greg
 

 
 
Fathom Lane

Fathom Lane – Self Titled – Vintage-yet-refreshing Sound

Lately there have been a spate of artists knocking the easy “three chord song” folk music that’s so prevalent in the current music landscape, but Fathom Lane is not one of those simpler acts. Their sound is complicate...
by Greg
 

 
 
Holler

‘Holler’ Crosses Oceans and Time

Holler: An Appalachian Tragedy (original workshop recording). Maineland Productions/Bandcamp, 2014. I’m fairly certain that this is a first for Ear to the Ground- a review of a soundtrack, written for a play inspired by S...
by Lisa Regula Meyer
 

 

 
house of hats

House of Hats-listen to me, listen to this!

Today I have the great privilege of covering a band which I was mildly obsessed with in college and never got over. I would spend Thursday evenings trawling through YouTube videos taken in Brighton music venues and wishing that...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Brooke Annibale – Under Streetlights

Local Pittsburgher, Brooke Annibale, is making quite a name for herself in this area. Part of that comes from her being a prolific performer, but more and more that’s because, when she gets the chance to perform, she̵...
by admin
 

 
 
Maggie Rogers

Artist Interview: Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers is a student, an artist, a writer, and a very hard working young woman. She has stars in her eyes for the adventurous college years of her life. She’s learning all she can about the music industry at NYU but...
by admin