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“Shift” by Lauren Calve is a Folk Country Treat

Lauren Calve is looking at her reflection in a red room. The mirror is ornate with twisted metal all around her.

More to Watch Lauren Calve released her debut album “Shift” September 1st. She performs at Elkton Music Hall in Elkton, MD on November 17. Calve’s first album is a folksy contemplation of her life in quarantine. Through the ten tracks on the album, she spends time dissecting her life figuring out what is good and […]

Hum Along with Eli Lev in “That Universal Song”

Eli Lev - "That Universal Song" album art with an orange-red background, the name of the artist and song, and a futuristic looking AM/FM radio.

More to Watch Eli Lev has masterfully built strong human connections over the years by captivating audiences with his authentic, infectious melodies and uplifting lyrics. “That Universal Song,” recorded over a two-year span in Manassas, Virginia with acclaimed producer Austin Bello, continues the trend by merging modern production techniques with conventional instrumentation to achieve a […]

The Rural Alberta Advantage Comeback — The Rise & The Fall

The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Rise & The Fall album art depicts a decaying single family home from above as it seems to blend in with the browning lawn surrounding the residence.

More to Watch The band’s newest album made its October 6 release via Saddle Creek/Paper Bag Records. Folk-rock Toronto trio The Rural Alberta Advantage have released their fifth full-length album and their first one in six years, The Rise & The Fall. The Rural Alberta Advantage – “The Rise & The Fall” – album art. […]

Euan Blackman — Soldier On: “The Ballad of a Broken Machine”

Artwork shows a blurry cutout image of Euan Blackman with song title across the shoulders.

Recent Articles Happy Fall, everyone! Singer-songwriter from Liverpool, Euan Blackman, is back with “alt folk for the kind folk.” I have previously stated in this publication that he is one of the artists on my heavy rotation during rainy weather in the DMV. His new track, “The Ballad of a Broken Machine” proves me right, […]

Loreena McKennitt’s Revival Tour Comes to the Warner Theatre

Loreena McKennitt stands in front of a stone archway

Recent Articles Platinum-selling Celtic musician Loreena McKennitt is coming to Washington D.C. in October. The Visit Revisited fall tour is her first U.S. tour in eight years. This tour honors the 32nd anniversary of her fourth album, The Visit, released in 1992 worldwide by Warner Music Group. Loreena Mckennitt – photo credit: Richard Haughton Originally […]

Sam Elmore – “Winning Horse”: A Reminder to be Brave

Sam Elmore stands on a wooden bridge surrounded by green foliage.

Recent Articles On September 1st, Rockville, Maryland native, Sam Elmore released his first single, “Winning Horse.” Sam Elmore “Winning Horse” – Photo credit @geesnapsphotos Sam is a Rockville, Maryland, native who loves punk rock, musical theatre, and 70s heartland music. He grew up loving artists like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. With a background in […]

John Lynch Releases New EP ‘1922’

A photo of John Lynch performing on stage, holding a guitar and sitting on a stool. He is lit by green lights.

Recent Articles On August 4th, John Lynch released his new EP, 1922. The six songs are an ode to Irish culture and history, and the people behind it. The songs are stripped raw, giving way to the stories they are trying to tell. John Lynch, photo credit: Ben Kelly It starts off with ‘Guardians’ by […]

“Feel Life” with Ora Cogan

An image of Ora Cogan outside with her dog

Recent Articles As Fall approaches us, it is fun to listen to hazy gothic folk music as you sip a hot beverage watching the autumn leaves fall. Based on Vancouver Island, cinematic recording artist, Ora Cogan, has released her album, Formless, available now. Ora Cogan with her bright dog in a field of green – […]