Joe Nolan's voice sounds like it swam an ocean of pain (and/or whisky) to emerge on the other side barely breathing and stronger for the suffering. That pain – something like wisdom – resonates through every one of Nolan's songs.Read More
Braden Gates is often referred to as a 'troubadour' or 'raconteur'. These are old words chosen to distill what makes Gates special. Something to do with time and timelessness. With lineage and dipping one's feet in the ancient stream of song. With Gates, I get the impression he soaks in that stream, while I'm lucky if I know where to find it off in the woods.
If you are a fan of folk music in its truest sense – music that tells the tale of common folks – then you owe it to yourself to hear Braden Gates.Read More