“Combining contemporary influences with traditional folk is something we’ve always done, but we really played into that mix on this record.”
THE HOUR THAT THE SHIP COMES IN
Civil Rights and the New England folk revival.
MEET MEAGHAN COLLINS: ON ‘GROWING OUT MY BANGS,’ BOSTON SINGER CHANGES MORE THAN JUST HER HAIRCUT
“Women are naturally competitive with each other,” she says, “and I think it takes another level to step out of that comfort zone and not guard ourselves from each other. But I love seeing other women perform. It’s cool to share this man’s world with each other.”
SO MUCH MORE THAN MUSIC
Despite performing on her own with just a guitar on most stages that she rocks, Evan Greer might be the loudest musician in Greater Boston.
WHEEL OF TUNES: KURT VILE
The guitar jammer talks doing impersonations, supporting the ACLU, and the brutality of New England winters.
WHEEL OF TUNES: TOMBERLIN
The singer-songwriter talks self-help and finally watching The Simpsons for our recurring series.
WHEEL OF TUNES: BOYGENIUS
Julien Baker talks animal emotions, free pens, and how she stops comparing herself to others.
AISHA BURNS: LEAVING TEXAS TO GO SOLO IN MASSACHUSETTS
How a Texan violinist found her voice in Massachusetts and the strength to confront some of life's darkest lessons.
WHEEL OF TUNES: SHAKEY GRAVES
The folk charmer talks eccentric neighbors, opiate fields in Wizard of Oz, and all the things hidden under his bed.
DARLINGSIDE: SINGING THEIR WAY INTO FOLK
Their steady rise from a cappella college days to folk festival favorites