Nathan Salsburg’s work is more associated with American folk guitar playing than anything else. But through his new project, “Psalms”, Salsburg goes different places, creating brand new arrangements for Biblical psalms and singing in the original Hebrew.
I’ve lost count of the amount of times I wrote “Produced by Dan Auerbach” here when describing an album. Yola‘s “Stand For Myself” is another of those. Her debut record, “Walk Through Fire”, was gaining serious traction when the pandemic hit, robbing her of well deserved high profile shows and festival slots – but not for long. Fresh off a Newport Folk Festival slot, this might be the possible songwriter’s dream summer.
Sven Wunder’s third album in three years is out now on Mr Bongo. After exploring 70s Anatolian rock and Japanese min’yō in his last two fusion jazzy tomes, “Natura Morta” draws from still life paintings and its relationship with nature.
On the spotlight this week: Leon Bridges and his great debut LP, Coming Home. Let’s also take a look at Aussie singer-songwriter Fraser A. Gorman’s first record and listen to new songs by Shilpa Ray, Beach House, WAVVES & Cloud Nothings, Wharfer, House of Wolves, Daniel Romano, Vince Staples, Miguel, Chris Stapleton and James McMurtry.