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Basic Folk: Jenny Owen Youngs
Basic Folk: Jenny Owen YoungsPodcaster, Number One hit songwriter, human and dog mother, gay icon Jenny Owen Youngs returns with her first full length album since 2012! In the last decade plus, Jenny has experienced a wild ride of changes like divorce, extreme grief, moving across the country, remarrying, etc. Her main project --…
Basic Folk: Jenny Owen Youngs
PodcastsSep 14, 2023

Milwaukee singer-songwriter Buffalo Nichols returns to Basic Folk today to talk about his new album, The Fatalist, out this September from Fat Possum Records. We picked up where Nichols’ debut album left off, traveling the world hot on the heels of the blues. Following a profound tradition can be just as frustrating as it is…

Basic Folk: Jenny Owen Youngs
PodcastsSep 7, 2023

Sisters Leah Song & Chloe Smith grew up in urban Atlanta, they also lived in New Orleans and outside of Asheville. The pair are deeply rooted in their Southern identities as evidenced in their band, Rising Appalachia. Although their parents are not professional musicians, music was a constant part of the family. Their parents were…

Basic Folk: Jenny Owen Youngs
PodcastsAug 31, 2023

Lancaster-born, Nashville-based Nina de Vitry's debut album, What You Feel is Real, shines while showcasing her passion for jazz and folk music. de Vitry's name may sound familiar, as she comes from a musical family and is the youngest sister of folk superstar Maya de Vitry (formerly of The Stray Birds). She grew up fiddling…

Basic Folk: Jenny Owen Youngs
PodcastsAug 24, 2023

Ben Harper has this deep connection to music through his family, who own a beautiful music store in the Inland Empire of California. The legacy of the store is founded on ensuring its community always has access to music. That legacy has deeply impacted the type of person Ben Harper continues to be throughout his…

Basic Folk: Jenny Owen Youngs
PodcastsAug 17, 2023

Canadian-born, New-York based banjo person Taylor Ashton's second solo album, Stranger to the Feeling, was recorded on a coast-to-coast road trip in 2021. These were the two weeks post-vaccine where we thought everything was A-OK, so Ashton and producer Jacob Blumberg set out on a recording adventure that included collaborations with friends new and old.…