Articles by: Maeri Ferguson

Jessica Lea Mayfield Makes Gut Punch of Hyper-Focused Pop Rock On ‘Sorry Is Gone’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

I deserve to occupy this space/Without feeling like I don’t belong,” sings Jessica Lea Mayfield on the title track off her new record Sorry Is Gone. It’s a gut punch of hyper-focused pop rock about ...

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Cults Sound Justly In Sync On ‘Offering’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s been four years since we’ve heard from New York City duo Cults, and things have shifted a bit since their last release, 2013’s Static. Specifically, they’ve leveled things out, with both members of the ...

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business Enter A New Band Chapter With ‘Destroyers of the Soft Life’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Not exactly fresh off the heels of their highly acclaimed 2013 release Essential Tremors (a triumph of headbanging southern rock and roll), J. Roddy Walston and the Business have certainly evolved with the much anticipated ...

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The Huntress and the Holder of Hands’s Debut LP ‘Avalon’ Is Not For Faint of Heart (ALBUM REVIEW)

When Dave Lamb of Brown Bird passed away in 2014, the loss felt so great and the future of the band felt so uncertain. Lamb’s bandmate and wife Morgan Eve Swain, finding herself a young ...

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Tom Brosseau Plays Role Of Singing Historian On ‘Treasures Untold’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tom Brosseau has the kind of voice that makes you lean in just a little closer to hear it. It is arresting and beautiful, completely unique. At once delicate and grounded, Brosseau is creating some ...

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Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae Shape Sweet Melodies on ‘Tell Me True’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Whether you know Cory Chisel from his last record, 2012’s Old Believers, or from his more recent stint as one third of the super group Traveller (with Robert Ellis and Johnny Fritz), or whether you’ve ...

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John Prine & Guests, Steelism, Michael Kiwanuka Lead Sunday at Newport Folk Festival (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Newport Folk Festival’s third day always moves just a little slower. The first part of the day – as groggy festival-goers wander in a bit later – is packed with gospel and choir music to ...

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Chicano Batman, Marlon Wlliams, Grandma’s Hands, Mandolin Orange Heat Up Chilly Day on Newport Folk Festival Day 2 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

In a strange turn of events, Saturday at Newport Folk Festival might have been one of the coldest on record. The temperature barely broke 70 degrees and the wind blew relentlessly as festival-goers wandered the ...

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Aaron Lee Tasjan and Joshua Hedley Lead Newport Folk Festival Day 1 (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Though the first day of Newport Folk Festival typically begins on the smallest of the three stages, with an early start time and a lesser-known act, this year’s opening set felt like the most important ...

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2017 Newport Folk Festival Kicks Off This Friday – Eight Artists To Check Out (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

Newport Folk Festival prides itself on offering something new and fresh every year, not to mention the countless spontaneous performances and collaborations that inevitably take place over three days of artists wandering the grounds of ...

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