In this clip from Live From Empty Sea, Bellingham troubadour Robert Sarazin Blake plays his original song "Our Winter In New York." The full concert is available by clicking here.
Star Anna is an Ellensburg born, Seattle based singer/songwriter. With deep, soulful lyrics, and an understanding of the human condition far exceeding her age, Star Anna's songs are sure to move you. Nicole Brodeur of the Seattle Times described her as having "a voice full of bluster that will slam the door behind you, then find itself alone to take in the loneliness, the quiet, the beauty."
Moving from songwriter to symphony, resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension and space, North Carolina based Humble Tripe shines on their latest album, The Giving.
California-based singer/songwriter, guitar and banjo-man, Joe Stevens is a third-generation professional musician in a long line of restless westward moving souls. From his roots as an awkward kid with a debilitating stutter, through dark years of alcohol and drug addiction, Joe’s music touches on themes at once specific and ubiquitous, portraying the human condition distilled — where one person’s story is truly everyone’s story.
Roots is proud to premiere the official music video for the title track of Richard Shindell's new album Careless.
The Fretboard Journal sits down with The Wood Brothers for an intimate performance as they cover Mississippi John Hurt’s “Pay Day." Recorded live in The Fretboard Journal's Seattle headquarters.
Roots duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West perform their original "Toe To Toe" in the Fretboard Journal's Seattle headquarters.
For nearly two decades, the Magnetic Fields’ frontman Stephin Merritt has shown the world that the ukulele is as powerful a songwriting and performing tool as any fretted instrument. Often compared to the tunesmiths of Tin Pan Alley, Merritt is a unique force, a prolific composer and even the author of a book on each of the two-letter words suitable for Scrabble. In short, he’s one of our favorite people.
On their Spring 2015 tour, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland stopped by the Fretboard Journal offices to talk guitars and songwriting. Doucet and McClelland have both worked as solo artists – independently and together – and as sidemen, most notably with Sarah McLachlan, with whom Doucet started playing way back in 1991 (he was just 19 at the time).
Fretboard Journal favorite David Grier stopped by their offices to perform a couple of flatpicking tunes for the cameras, including this version of “Soldier’s Joy.”
Watch as Grier picks up steam and lets the notes fly.