Folkfinds: Mat Walklate’s “Cold In Hand”

English harmonica wiz Mat Walklate is another incredibly versatile performer on his instrument. While his focus can vary depending on which of the several bands he’s playing with, he works predominantly in Irish traditional music and blues, frequently mixing in old-time, bluegrass, ska, pop, country and whatever else catches his … → read more

Folkfinds: John Ashley Murphy’s “New Hot Springs Creek”

photo of John Ashley Murphy by Sheila Newman © 2007

John Ashley Murphy is a fiendishly talented harmonica player who’s only recently gotten around to releasing his debut album, ‘Midstream.’ While the influence of his rock roots is evident in his playing, John’s involvement in the Charlottesville old-time scene (with band Faster than Walking) has affected his repertoire and composition … → read more