Tag: americana

Joey Harkum – Sick And Tired

     Folk artist Joey Harkum is poised to release his third full-length LP Salt and Tar,  sometime this spring. While Sick And Tired (seen/heard here) will appear on that LP, the song dates back to 2008 when Joey was writing and singing music with The Pasadena Band. That said, while the song maintains the lyrics and melody, the style of playing is much different here, as are the vocals from Joey. His voice has gained a rich, natural, falsetto since those early days with…

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The Black Feathers – 3 Stars (and a country song)

     The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, play a countrified folk, influenced by a number of other genres, including indie-rock, and this is by no means their first appearance on Vodka. In fact, I’ve been following the duo since nearly the beginning of their career together. So what is a video single from nearly 2 and a half years ago doing in the new posts you ask? Well, the answer is that The Black Feathers are currently crowdfunding…

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Oka Vanga – Beneath The Apple Tree

     A simple love song that absolutely exudes happiness, Beneath The Apple Tree (seen/heard here)  by UK folk / Americana duo, Oka Vanga, is the type of song that is immediately infectious. It’s an ear-worm for sure, but one that you won’t find too painful if it sticks around for a while. In the heart of winter in the midst of a pandemic that just won’t go away, that’s the sort of beacon of hope that we all need! Oka Vanga is Angela Meyer and William Cox, whose…

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Chelsea Williams – Red Flag

     Vodka Austin Favorite –  Chelsea Williams’ countrified pop was one of the artists that weren’t at the SXSW this year, due to the cancellation of the event because of the virus outbreak. You can still enjoy her music, though, by getting out there and purchasing some of her tunes!  Perhaps a little more Americana than Vodka usually likes, there’s just something about Williams that has me shelving my personal preferences for now. Could be it’s the attitude that she portrays, but more than likely it is that the music…

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Fox and Bones – Already Here

     Fox and Bones continue to surprise with blues-infused rock gem Already Here (Music in Modern Times) (video released May 29, 2020) about what it’s like today to try and make music. Essentially, the moral of the story is that you’d better love what you’re doing because it ain’t glorious or easy folks: “You want to play music in modern times? Well here’s some hints to help you make up your mind I’s gonna take your money, it’ll take all of your pride And if you’re lucky, you’ll play out enough to…

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