All things folk, country, Americana, and blues at Folk and Tumble

Established in 2010, Folk and Tumble reviews the latest folk, country, Americana, and blues records and interviews the writers and players behind the music.

New Music

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Window Shopping – Rory Butler

Julie Williams-Nash

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30th July 2020

'Window Shopping' is the new album from Scottish songwriter Rory Butler and on it, the sound of 1960s folk juxtaposes the realities of modern living.

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Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers

Damian McNairney

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24th July 2020

'Old Flowers' is the beautiful new album from American songwriter and vocalist Courtney Marie Andrews, laden with heartache and love of a love that is gone.

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One Town Over – G.F. Patrick

Gerry McNally

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20th July 2020

'One Town Over' is the debut record from songwriter G.F. Patrick, with blue-collar anthems and tales of hardship and loss drawing comparison to Steve Earle.

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Faerie Fire – Marc Block

Gerry McNally

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16th July 2020

'Faerie Fire' by Marc Block is a preview EP of some songs that will be on his upcoming album 'Faerie Fire Dances' later in the year and some that won't.

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That’s How Rumors Get Started – Margo Price

Damian McNairney

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16th July 2020

'That's How Rumors Get Started' is the third studio album from Illinois' Margo Price and it weighs in with all the country-rock attitude this year deserves.

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Unfollow The Rules – Rufus Wainwright

Damian McNairney

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10th July 2020

'Unfollow The Rules' marks the return of Rufus Wainwright with a Three Act record with nods to his love of theatre and the Laurel Canyon music community.

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George Sansome – George Sansome

John McCart

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3rd July 2020

'George Sansome', the eponymous debut album of the singer and guitarist from Granny's Attic leaves the English folk tradition in a safe pair of hands.

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Highly Meditated – Ward Richmond

Gerry McNally

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26th June 2020

Full of self-deprecating humour, 'Highly Meditated' is the exciting latest album release from businessman, songwriter and the yoga loving Ward Richmond.

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Airs – Mhairi Hall

Julie Williams-Nash

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22nd June 2020

'Airs' is the first solo album from Scottish pianist Mhairi Hall, mixing timeless traditional Scottish melodies with her own contemporary compositions.

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What In The World… – Michael McDermott

Gerry McNally

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12th June 2020

'What in the World...' is the brand new record from American songwriter Michael McDermott, full of character-driven, hook-filled Americana-rock tunes.

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Heartbreaker Please – Teddy Thompson

Damian McNairney

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10th June 2020

'Heartbreaker Please' is the brand new solo record from the legendary Teddy Thompson, laden with lyrical heartbreak and infectious Americana pop hooks.

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Confessional – Janet Devlin

Julie Williams-Nash

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5th June 2020

'Confessional' is the second album from Irish songwriter Janet Devlin. It's a record of wisdom, recovery, grit and soul from the former X-Factor contestant.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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Interview with Ben Bedford

Gerry McNally

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7th August 2020

Ben Bedford talks to Gerry McNally about upcoming albums, the hope of a 2021 tour, the new normal, corrupt administrations, and cat models.

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Sunflowerfest 2020: The show must go on…line

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21st July 2020

Nothing stops the team at Sunflowerfest, not even a global pandemic. The festival crew have been hard at work and you can enjoy the show... from home!

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The show must be paused. Where are the black voices in folk music?

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3rd June 2020

On #BlackoutTuesday we paused for thought. Black lives matter. Black voices matter. And for much too long they've been lacking in the genre they created.

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Interview with Dave Arcari

Gerry McNally

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14th May 2020

Songwriter and bluesman Dave Arcari talks Scottish Whisky and American smoked ribs whetting the appetite for his latest release 'Nine Pound Hammer'.

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Interview with Joshua Burnell

Gerry McNally

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21st April 2020

We caught up with musician and songwriter Joshua Burnell to chat about his new piano-led record, life in lockdown, making music, and top secret plans!

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Interview with Amy LaVere

Gerry McNally

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17th April 2020

It's a strange time for the music industry and you'll find musicians doing all sorts of things. We spoke to Amy LaVere about her quarantine web-shows.

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Interview with Ronnie Greer

Gerry McNally

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15th April 2020

With the live music industry on lockdown, we took time out to chat to blues guitarist Ronnie Greer about rescheduling shows and his brand new album.

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Interview with Ben Glover of The Orphan Brigade

Gerry McNally

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10th April 2020

With COVID-19 affecting both sides of the Atlantic, we caught up with Irish songwriter Ben Glover of The Orphan Brigade who is now based in Nashville, USA.

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John Prine, one of the world’s great songwriters dies at 73

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8th April 2020

Remembering the life and works of the two-time Grammy award winning great John Prine who sadly passed away in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 73.