Basic Folk 205 – Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek

March 23, 2023

Nickel Creek, the bluegrass trio who’s been in existence for almost 35 years, returns with their first original release in nine years. It’s brainy, it’s theatrical, its twists and turns are not predictable from its authors, who have entered mid-life. To that point, there is lots of middle on this album. The middle’s not the most exciting or thrilling part (see: beginning or ending), but there is plenty happening and plenty to celebrate. The band says that’s the feeling they…

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Basic Folk 200 – SistaStrings

February 16, 2023

WHOA! SistaStrings is the real life sister duo of Monique (cello) and Chauntee (violin) Ross. Currently tearing it up on…

Basic Folk 199 – Eliza Edens

February 9, 2023

Growing up in the Berkshires, Massachusetts-born Eliza Edens grew up in a family with strong musical roots. Getting her first…

Basic Folk 198 – Mark Erelli

February 2, 2023

Mark Erelli is slowly going blind. In August 2020, he noticed he couldn’t see his fingers during a show. After…

Basic Folk 197 – Ruthie Foster

January 26, 2023

Originally from a small town: Gause, Texas, Ruthie Foster came from a family of gospel singers. Singing gospel music acted as a prime…


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