The Watkins siblings got their start in the popular bluegrass band Nickel Creek, which went on indefinite hiatus in 2007. Now, Sara is flourishing as a solo artist, while Sean is working with a number of acts. Together, they join Folk Alley's Jim Blum for a conversation and studio session.
Over a 42-year history, the King's Singers have delivered a broad range of repertoire, from barbershop songs to Renaissance madrigals, in sweet, tight harmonies. Hear a concert performance in the APM studios in St. Paul, Minn.
Colin Meloy says his band The Decemberists reached the "zenith of excess" recording its last album. It inspired the group to employ a more stripped-down approach to recording its upcoming full-length, The King Is Dead.
Led by singer-songwriter José González, the Swedish band has returned from a long-term hiatus with an album called Fields. Junip recently stopped by the KEXP studios to show off a handful of its new songs.
When he was younger, the Southern singer-songwriter spent more time in recording studios than in school. As this session demonstrates, all that experience paid off. Here, LeBlanc performs folk songs from his debut album, Pauper's Field.