folk music


The Artists Bringing LGBT+ Narratives into Scottish Folk Music

We hung out with the musicians in Bogha-frois, a new collective pulling trad folk out of its strict hetero boundaries.
Ross McIndoe

Gaelynn Lea: "Art Can Serve as a Vessel to Remind People We're Here"

The Minnesota musician speaks about accessibility in the arts, her history with the violin, and the ways that folk music can change everything.
Matt Williams

Finding Happiness Isn't Easy But Brandi Carlile Is Doing the Best She Can

We talked to the pacific northwest folk singer about her latest album, 'By The Way, I Forgive You,' gay motherhood, how shutting the hell up is activism.
Annalise Domenighini

Hear Caitlin Canty's Gritty Alt-Folk 'Motel Bouquet' Before Everyone Else

Canty, the Vermont-born singer-songwriter, moved to Nashville but refuses to let that change her. At least, as much as she can.
Annalise Domenighini

Magín Díaz, the Latin Grammy Winner Who Doesn't Remember When He Was Born

Shortly before his death on November 28, we visited Magín Diáz at his home in Gamero, in the Bolívar Department of Colombia. He was the oldest artist to win one of the most important awards in Latin American music.
Andrea Jiménez Jiménez

Field Medic's Anxious New Single Is About Saying Fuck It and Doing Drugs

We talk to the San Francisco artist about anxiety, sobriety, and "Do a Little Dope" from his new Run For Cover compilation 'Songs From the Sunroom.'
Josh Terry
Future Days

There Is Only One Good Album, and It Was Made by Harry Dean Stanton

The actor, who was recently seen quietly singing a country standard in the new 'Twin Peaks,' has never been more beloved than he is now.
Drew Millard

The Good Graces's 'Set Your Sights' Is Really Emotional and Really Good

Relatable, though, right?
Annalise Domenighini

Michigan Folk Legend Chris Bathgate Returns with 'Dizzy Seas'

His first full-length album in five years is out Friday.
Noisey Staff
The British Masters

The British Masters, Series 3 Chapter 2: Shirley Collins

After David Rodigan kicked off the new series last week, folk legend Collins talks to us about reclaiming her voice from decades of silence.
Noisey Staff
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Joanna Newsom Perform "A Pin-Light Bent" on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

She also gives a hilarious interview with Seth.
John Hill
Thinkpieces And Shit

Manu Chao Is Music's Last True Radical

Peter Culshaw has trailed the enduring troubadour from a Saharan refugee camp to a mental asylum in Argentina and still doesn't quite know how to nail him down.
Peter Culshaw