New Music: Frank LoCrasto – “Mystics”

Posted by Greg on May 3, 2019 in Music

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We’re always in the business of highlighting something left-of-center. Read more…


Must Watch: Craig Finn – “Something To Hope For”

Posted by Greg on Apr 30, 2019 in Music

Other than maybe Josh Ritter and Jason Isbell, there aren’t many singer-songwriters that compare to Craig Finn. Read more…


Song of the Day: Evan Thomas Way – “Gone”

Posted by Greg on Apr 29, 2019 in Music

We are always suckers for the surprise songs. The ones you least expect to impact you and then follow you around for weeks. Read more…


Album of the Day: Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks

Posted by Greg on Apr 29, 2019 in Music

Well here we are, another year, another sterling Josh Ritter record. Read more…


Band of the Day: Amo Amo

Posted by Greg on Apr 29, 2019 in Music

These days we honestly have no idea what will sell and what will chart. But we do know when we hear good music. Amo Amo is a dream-pop outfit from California whose latest LP was produced by none other than Jim James. The album is in a word: dynamic. It also just might be one of the coolest albums we’ve heard all year. The album dropped this past Friday and we simply cannot get enough. Below is a track-by-track breakdown. Read more…


Album of the Day: Taina Asili’s Resiliencia

Posted by Greg on Apr 25, 2019 in Music

If there’s one advantage to the #MeToo movement it is the rise of female empowerment and overall accountability for every citizen. One such figure emerging is New York singer-songwriter and activist Taina Asili, a second generation Puerto Rican with a lifetime full of chutzpah.

Her latest album Resiliencia is a cornucopia of Caribbean rhythms, first-rate horns and some seriously passionate vocals. Though the album is a bit of a mess, there are some great contributions. First of those is the earworm “Even If” an empowerment rebuke against over-aggressive men and misogyny. If ever the #MeToo movement needs an anthem, they have certainly found it in this one. Fiery, determined and richly constructed, it’s the perfect song for this perfect moment. Read more…


Must Watch: Mumford & Sons’ 12 Years Strong

Posted by Greg on Apr 25, 2019 in Movies, Music

Our favorite video platform, Vevo, and one of our favorite bands, Mumford & Sons, have released the film “Mumford and Sons: 12 Years Strong,” a documentary that provides behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s US Delta tour. One of the highlight’s of the film is an exclusive live performance of current single “Forever” featuring Americana multi-instrumentalist Jerry Douglas. That is one of just many memorable tunes, as is a look back at the 2012 album Babel and the making of their current album Delta.

Whether or not you like or appreciate Mumford & Sons, 12 Years Strong is an absolute must-watch and easily the best thing we’ve viewed this week.


CMT Next Women of Country Tour – Orlando, FL – April 12, 2019

Posted by Greg on Apr 16, 2019 in Music

Earlier this month, country music celebrated its much-heralded ACM Awards. But after the event, the major news circuits were quick to point out that the role of women in country music continues to diminish. Other than Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, few if any females won awards. Why that happens is anyone’s guess, but any listen to country music and there are a multitude of females on the charts (Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert). Read more…


New Release Friday: Carl Broemel – Brokenhearted Jubilee

Posted by Greg on Apr 12, 2019 in Music

While there have been a slew of new releases that have captured our attention (George Strait’s Honky Tonk Time Machine; Brooks and Dunn’s Reboot, Son Talk’s Stay Wild, to name a few), today’s spotlight is on multi-instrumentalist Carl Broemel’s latest EP, Brokenhearted Jubilee. Comprised of mostly covers, the ever-prolific Broemel teams up with longtime collaborator and drummer Eric Hopper on an album that is equal parts inspired, immaculate and indelible. Read more…


Listen to the Basic Folk Podcast

Posted by Greg on Apr 10, 2019 in Music


Okay, we’ll admit it, we’re realllllllllllllllllly late to the podcast trend here at SITH, but we’re finally starting to warm up the idea. We recently stumbled across a podcast called Simple Folk and quite simply, we’re hooked. Read more…

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