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Jontavious Willis Says Blues Music Is for The Kids
Basic FolkMar 14, 2024

Joe Pug will not engage in the left-brained vs. right-brained debate. His artistry and pragmatic business sense have lived in actual parallel through his music career. His songwriting and creativity are fueled by passion and result in dramatic and exciting songs, as on his new album Sketch of a Promised Departure. He's stayed ahead of…

Jontavious Willis Says Blues Music Is for The Kids
Basic FolkMar 7, 2024

Singer-songwriter Hannah Connolly, originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin (the same as Justin Vernon and the Bon Iver crew!) has just released her second solo album, Shadowboxing. Written to reflect on musical and life transitions, it was recorded in beautiful Idyllwild, California, just outside of her new hometown of Los Angeles. While in that mountain town,…

Jontavious Willis Says Blues Music Is for The Kids
Basic FolkFeb 29, 2024

Bestie Lizzie No has just released their career-defining new record, Halfsies, and we are 100% here for it on our 250th episode! Lizzie, who co-hosts Basic Folk, put her entire being, identity, and creativity into this project. There's a lot going on with their main character, the avatar Miss Freedomland, and we're getting to the…

Jontavious Willis Says Blues Music Is for The Kids
Basic FolkFeb 22, 2024

Dinty Child, founding member of Session Americana, the beloved Boston roots music collective who've accidentally been a band for 20 years, has just released his second solo album, Letting the Lions In. The new songs feature co-writing on all tracks between Dinty and Boston area songwriters like Mark Erelli, Kris Delmhorst, and Dave Godowsky. A…

Jontavious Willis Says Blues Music Is for The Kids
Basic FolkFeb 15, 2024

Tyrone Cotton, a decades-long mainstay of the Louisville, Kentucky music scene, just released his debut album, Man Like Me. A quick listen to these songs reveals an artist who has spent decades steeped in roots music. Lizzie No spoke with Tyrone and Ray Rizzo, one of the album’s producers, about Tyrone’s journey as an artist…

Jontavious Willis Says Blues Music Is for The Kids
Jontavious Willis Says Blues Music Is for The Kids