• Folk,  Guy Clark

    My Favorite Picture of You

    I was trying to fulfill just a part of my domestic obligation by folding some laundry this morning, and, because laundry foldin’ also just happens to be one of the most opportune times to really listen to music, I fired…

  • Folk

    Cock’d Gunns and Nick Rose’s “Wintersong”

    A simultaneous tip of the hat, high five and hearty kudos to whoever’s responsible for bringing the hilarious Canadian “rockumentary” Cock’d Gunns to the Fuse music channel. First of all,  it’s  one of the funniest music spoof/comedies I’ve ever seen…

  • Folk

    Fred Eaglesmith – “Betty”

    One thing I’ve quickly found about Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith is that he has a hell of a lot of great songs. As I skip around his catalog on Spotify (sorry Rdio, you ain’t stocked on your Fred), I’m constantly…

  • Folk

    Recap: My 2011 Newport Folk Festival

    The last couple of weeks has been a whirlwind of activity for me and my family. It was our first vacation out East as a family – stops in Boston and NYC, and our first visit not only to the…

  • Folk

    Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three

    Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three play old timey western swing straight out of the 1920’s and 30’s. There’s something about this NPR Tiny Desk concert with Pokey and his boys that make me smile. It’s downright captivating and…

  • Folk,  Ick's Pick

    Ick’s Pick: Greg Brown’s ‘Freak Flag’

    I’ve been completely floored – I mean profoundly impacted – by Greg Brown’s Freak Flag. From the first notes of “Someday House” to the last delicate notes of “Tenderhearted Child”, the album flows with beauty and wisdom and grace, all…

  • Folk

    The Railroad Revival Tour [with a stop in Chandler, AZ]

    I haven’t been this unabashedly giddy about an upcoming show in quite some time. News of the Railroad Revival Tour swept across the web Monday morning like a Japanese bullet train (train reference, pow!). It’s a short, exclusive train tour…

  • Folk

    My Dove, My Lamb

    Today, I developed a case of the blahs. Without good reason, really. I’m blessed. Family, work, health…all great, no complaints. But sometimes, even when all’s well, that crap feeling can creep in and take hold. I think they call it…