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MIXTAPE: Wila Frank's Cinematic Folk
MIXTAPE: Wila Frank's Cinematic FolkEver since I started making music, it’s been in this sort of folk-infused soundtrack sort of style. When I was little, I would imagine that I was in a film constantly. I would hear music in my head supporting the emotions I may be feeling. It sort of helped me…
MIXTAPE: Wila Frank's Cinematic Folk
MixtapeDec 12, 2022

For the past eight or so years I’ve been making this joke that we (the music industry) should “Give women Americana.” As in, if we gave the entire genre -- and bluegrass and country and old-time and folk, for that matter -- to women and femmes and non-men, I wouldn’t so much miss the men…

MIXTAPE: Wila Frank's Cinematic Folk
MixtapeOct 24, 2022

While putting the finishing touches on my new record, At First There Was Nothing, I found myself living beside the tracks of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in southwestern Colorado. Widely considered one of the most scenic train trips on the continent, the jaw-dropping route stretches 45 miles through pristine wilderness, along impossibly…

MIXTAPE: Wila Frank's Cinematic Folk
MixtapeOct 20, 2022

Artist: Dan Knobler (Producer, Engineer, Mixer) Hometown: New York, New York Latest Album: Friends Play My Son's Favorite Songs, Vol. 1 Which artist or producer has influenced you the most ... and how? Artist: There are a million I could cite for different reasons -- Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, Ray Charles, Lucinda Williams, Blake Mills,…

MIXTAPE: Wila Frank's Cinematic Folk
MixtapeOct 17, 2022

Working your way through a hard time is pretty much impossible without the relief that comes from listening to music. In the last four years, I’ve focused a large amount of my listening on songs that talk about the hard stuff, just so I can feel better about my own. Coming out; divorce; difficult family…

MIXTAPE: Wila Frank's Cinematic Folk
MixtapeSep 19, 2022

Back when cowboys were king, ranchers used to have to make regular pilgrimages across long, winding trails to sell their cattle at stockyards and make their living. One such trail, known as the "Goodnight-Loving Trail," extended all the way from central Texas to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and has been immortalized many times over in movies and…