"Energy. It’s the first thing I listen for, especially with new artists. Compositions get better with time, and so does musical proficiency. But if there isn’t energy right from the start, it rarely comes later. So, what a joy it was to hear stunning musicianship, wild compositions, and enough energy to fill a stadium when I first heard (and felt) Rodrigo y Gabriela.”
- Rob Reinhart

"Energy. It’s the first thing I listen for, especially with new artists. Compositions get better with time, and so does musical proficiency. But if there isn’t energy right from the start, it rarely comes later. So, what a joy it was to hear stunning musicianship, wild compositions, and enough energy to fill a stadium when I first heard (and felt) Rodrigo y Gabriela.”

- Rob Reinhart

Getting in a room with people you don’t know and knowing them at the end is music.
Jordan Cook, Reignwolf (x)

Reignwolf - Live on KEXP.

“Context is everything, and in 2014, folk music has, at its core, been re-contextualized – the branches of the genre more twisted than the roots that grew it. It’s a beautiful tree, though, so set down your snooty genre boxes and listen up.”
- Ellie Molitor

Context is everything, and in 2014, folk music has, at its core, been re-contextualized – the branches of the genre more twisted than the roots that grew it. It’s a beautiful tree, though, so set down your snooty genre boxes and listen up.”

- Ellie Molitor

“Sometimes a voice just grabs you. A sound so compelling that when the song ends you are utterly distraught and when the next one starts you are completely elated. This is what was running through my head when I saw Aoife O’Donovan for the first time fronting Crooked Still.”
- Brian Carroll

Sometimes a voice just grabs you. A sound so compelling that when the song ends you are utterly distraught and when the next one starts you are completely elated. This is what was running through my head when I saw Aoife O’Donovan for the first time fronting Crooked Still.”

- Brian Carroll

airali-p:

Conor Oberst recording on a hammock (2008)

airali-p:

Conor Oberst recording on a hammock (2008)

rollingstone:

Conor Oberst talks about married life and recording his new solo album in Nashville.

dawestheband:

Dawes performing “Most People” on their Austin City Limits taping. This song is a web exclusive and wasn’t part of the TV broadcast.

dawestheband:

Dawes will be releasing a limited edition split seven-inch with Conor Oberst for Record Store Day (April 19). It features Dawes covering Bright Eyes’ “Easy/Lucky/Free” and Conor Oberst covering Dawes’ “Million Dollar. More info at http://dawestheband.com 

dawestheband:

Dawes will be releasing a limited edition split seven-inch with Conor Oberst for Record Store Day (April 19). It features Dawes covering Bright Eyes’ “Easy/Lucky/Free” and Conor Oberst covering Dawes’ “Million Dollar. More info at http://dawestheband.com 

pitchfork:

"Hundreds of Ways" is a new track from Conor Oberst's forthcoming solo album Upside Down Mountain, out May 20 via Nonesuch.

"There are few moments in life when one is able to meet and work with artists as vital and powerful as both Conor Oberst and Dawes, I’ve been lucky enough to call all of these gentlemen my friends as well.
To welcome them back to the mighty Newport is an honor, they are woven so beautifully in this legacy.”
- Jonathan Wilson

"There are few moments in life when one is able to meet and work with artists as vital and powerful as both Conor Oberst and Dawes, I’ve been lucky enough to call all of these gentlemen my friends as well.

To welcome them back to the mighty Newport is an honor, they are woven so beautifully in this legacy.”

- Jonathan Wilson

Sunday sessions.

Sunday sessions.