Folkfinds: Harriers of Discord and Mark A Pierce’s “Gold Watch and Chain”

  This week’s duet is a first-time collaboration between Mark Pierce of North East England and Californian Aimee Oliver. Mark is a folk hobbyist with a keen ear for American old-time and British traditional music; Aimee, as Harriers of Discord, frequently mines the fertile valley where surf rock intersects with … → read more

Folkfinds: Swamp Lightning’s “Carved In Stone”

Swamp Lightning

  Swamp Lightning, yet another terrific duo, is one of a handful of acts trying to make a thoroughly contemporary interpretation of American folk & traditional music. Drew Ford and Angel Attew have a delightfully expansive view of what constitutes folk, however, and do their best to mash as many … → read more


          Rhythm & Roots August 29-31, Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI   So many performers at the 17th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival proclaimed it among the best festivals that they had played that one began to realize that they just might be right. Located on … → read more