Tag: folk-country

Maygen & The Birdwatcher – Antidote

     New to Vodka, Maygen & The Birdwatcher present a beautiful blend between folk stories and styles, with nods to both bluegrass and country thrown in for good measure. Enter Antidote (seen/heard here), from the band’s recent long-player Moonshine (October 2021), which is a different twist on the classic love song.  Lyrically, Antidote highlights the stubborn self-sufficiency of the protagonist, which is just fine with their status alone and in control, until someone comes along with the tools to crack open the protective shell: “It’s always been my way, or no way I’ve…

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Tara Kelly – The River

     Do you remember country-pop-rock circa the 1970′s?  If so, then you will recognize the homage paid to that style in newcomer Tara Kelly’s new single, The River (seen/heard here). Reminiscent of the artists of that time, such as Linda Ronstadt, an artist that Kelly has been influenced by, it is a song about infidelity in the strictest form. It’s about the heartache of learning the truth and then dealing with it. To find out about this song and more, we caught up with Tara Kelly through her marketing agency…

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The Black Feathers – The Ghosts Have Eaten Well |

     The Black Feathers have graced the Vodka page several times before and is one of my favorite duos, though I have several.  Enter the latest offering (June 2018) from the EP of the same name, The Ghosts Have Eaten Well, and rejoice!  That’s right, it should be a celebration every time you see that this great couple has released more music as it is always top-notch.  The fact of the matter is that The Black Feathers are getting noticed in a big way, making…

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Lesley Kernochan – The Universe

     Singer and songwriter, Lesley Kernochan, has explored several different song styles during her career that spans over a decade. Take her debut full-length, Undulating from 2006 for instance. That LP explored a capella in a one-woman mix of layers of Lesley. It was innovative back then, and I would imagine that just sticking to that style would have made Lesley unique and successful. That is something that she obviously was not content with as she has done progressive folk music, children’s music, and various shades of folk-pop since…

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Emily Barker – Sunrise

     You may remember Emily Barker from two mini-reviews in close succession to each other four years ago just before the Dear River long-player was released. Well, Emily Barker has continued to make fine pop-influenced folk music since then with an ever-increasing focus on polishing and fine-tuning her style. Enter her latest long-player, Sweet Kind Of Blue (May 2017), from which Sunrise (seen/heard here) comes and the metamorphoses continue. It’s like a beautiful butterfly that has somehow turned into an even more beautiful butterfly. The title track and opener is almost…

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