Wye Oak

We talk with guitarist and vocalist Jenn Wasner about Arthur Russell and learning not to run from her emotions.

WYE OAK > If Children

Baltimore’s Wye Oak create music with little pastoral pretense on their debut, If Children…

Sharon Van Etten: Tramps Like Us

(PHOTO: Dusdin Condren) Making cathartic music can be a tricky business. When it’s done right, a songwriter can transform heartbreak, melancholy and depression into a stunning record rooted in a singular vision. But for a musician whose breakthrough album traffics … Continued

Why Is American Folk Music Bigger In Europe?

Lambchop. Photo by Michael Schmelling Strangely, a lot of American artists are doing better in Europe than in the States. And it’s been going on longer than you’d think. “To British people there is always an element of sighing wistfully … Continued

Julie Doiron, Caitlin Rose at The End, Nashville

Secretly Canadian artist Julie Doiron played Nashville’s The End on October 30, her first show in Music City since 2003. The evening lineup featured other artists including Wye Oak, Herman Dune, and Caitlin Rose (also pictured).