Articles by: Maeri Ferguson

Courtney Marie Andrews Radiates Strength On New Material & Memorable Aretha Cover At Rough Trade NYC

In the two years since Courtney Marie Andrews garnered critical acclaim for her stellar record Honest Life, she has toured like crazy, released another excellent record – 2018’s May Your Kindness Remain – and, judging ...

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Hushed, Sheer & Vibrant – Mountain Man Returns With Calming ‘Magic Ship’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It was 2014 when Alexandra Sauser-Monnig captivated audiences as she opened up for Hiss Golden Messenger on their Lateness of Dancers tour. I remember exhaustively researching her to find out who she was, where she ...

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Newport Folk Festival Day 3: Jen Cloher, The Weather Station, Langhorne Slim Make For Vintage Calming Sunday

The final day of Newport Folk Festival – Sunday – always carries a different vibe from the rest of the weekend. It’s quieter and moves at a slower pace. This could just be subjective, as ...

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Newport Folk Festival Day 2: Low Cut Connie, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jenny Lewis Shine on Saturday

In case we needed a reminder that Newport Folk Festival is not about the headliners, Saturday evening was gave it to us. After two days of heavy speculation that Neil Young would be making an ...

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Newport Folk Festival Day 1: Margo Price, JD McPherson, Sturgil Simpson, Jason Isbell Own The Fort Stage (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

On the first day of Newport Folk Festival on July 27th, there was no doubt the place to be was the main stage – the Fort Stage. All day long, from the earliest set from ...

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Newport Folk Festival 2018: Neil, Paul or Bruce? Theories To the Unannounced Saturday Headlining Set

Surprise guests are no strangers to the three stages of Newport Folk Festival, particularly the biggest, the Fort Stage. So when the lineup gradually began to roll out over the last couple of months and ...

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Erin Rae Evokes Dreamy Country-Folk Sound in NYC (SHOW REVIEW)

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An artist as great as Erin Rae deserves a room packed to the brim at her live shows, and though her show at New York City’s City Winery on July 14 seemed criminally under attended, ...

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John Calvin Abney’s ‘Coyote’ Rides The Rail of Atmospheric Emotions (ALBUM REVIEW)

If you caught John Moreland on tour any time in 2017, you were treated to a mind-blowing performance from his sideman and sole bandmate, John Calvin Abney. The fellow Oklahoman is a multi-instrumentalist and managed ...

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Neko Case Goes For Pop-Heavy, Creative Sound With ‘Hell-On’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Hearing Neko Case’s voice feels like coming home again. It is all at once powerfully singular and familiar, but still mysterious and bewildering in its beauty. A new Neko Case record is like a gift ...

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Brent Cobb Comes Out Big & Swaggering On Grand ‘Providence Canyon’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s rare when an artist enters our lives fully realized and with a confidence that convinces us we’ve been following them for a long time. Brent Cobb has that something and it was evident in ...

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