• True Folk

    8. Jul. 2007, 18:55 von pfew0k

    I've noticed this increased interest in "folk rock" recently and I can't tell if it is just me but the insincerity of the majority of musicians can be heard in the croons of their voice, just like the insincere protest-songs sung by the lesser folk stars of the 60s. Thanks to some reading and random chance I have stumbled across two artists that I haven't been able to get out of my head for several days now.

    Bill Fox
    Thanks to The Believer, a literary rag, I've found this Cleveland gem who disappeared from sight after releasing two albums: Transit Byzantium and Shelter From The Smoke. The sincerity that stumbles across these lo-fi home-recordings pierces to the heart and makes Bill Fox the most amazing artist I have stumbled upon in probably the last two years. Lonesome Pine gives you a feel of the mid-west like no other song I've ever heard. In fact, I'm pretty sure it was envisioned just to turn those long flat-land drives into an enjoyable experience. …