15 Search Results for Tag: Folk

“American Pie” by Don McLean

A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music Used to make me smile And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those people dance And maybe they’d be happy for a while But February made me shiver With every paper I’d deliver Bad news on the doorstep… View Article

Lull Yourself to Sleep – Freya Ward

Time ticks by, the world changes, people change, culture changes and yet – somethings don’t.

The ebb and flow of joy and grief – both experienced in contrast to the other – is a constant that the human condition will never escape. Right now joy’s in short supply and grief seems to be dominating the planet – but if history tells us anything – it’s that this too shall pass…

Magdalena’s Song – First the Winter

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend on the Grieve to list of late where – for one reason or another – the tracks are becoming a little more optimistic – a little more hopeful. And while yes – there are times when that’s appropriate – it’s the sadness of a track that we’re drawn to – the pure melancholy of a love remembered or a life cut short – or – as with this week’s track – both!..

If We’re Damned – Jess Silk

Jess Silk’s unpretentious song of hope in a time of hopelessness encourages us to keep up the fight and hold onto each other “and we will mend – and we’ll get there in the end”.

Show On The Road – Tom Freund

Are we doomed?

Is this how it’s going to be?

Forever?

Damn I hope not…

The Bug Collector – Haley Heynderickx

At a time that simmers in fragility and fear – words are paralyzing. Sharing feels weighted in heavy uncertainty…

Experimental Mice – First the Winter

Do you have hope?

I know – it’s a heavy question – particularly at this time of writing when the corona virus is reshaping the planet – but – maybe because of that – the question has validity.

So…

Do you?

Do you really?

Do you have hope?…

Guilty as Anyone – Declan Kennedy

“I’ve been wondering what it’s like to see / This country as my property / And my inheritance as God’s decree,” sings Nashville-based singer-songwriter Declan Kennedy on his upbeat, acoustic, country-folk track Guilty as Anyone, a song about coming to terms with white privilege in contemporary America and learning how to do something useful with the knowledge…

To Love – Jon Worthy & The Bends

I’ve been thinking a lot about Music to Grieve To and and about what kind of playlist I want it to be. The idea is solid – both for the audience – in that listening to sad music is good for you – and for artists because hell, if you can’t write a sad song – then – maybe this game isn’t for you!..

Head Held High – John D Revelator

It takes a remarkable sort of songwriter to combine a moral code passed down through the generations with a “fuck you” to a disgraced sibling and turn it into a foot-stomping, uptempo, country-folk barnstormer with a sly sense of humour that can get 1,000 Wurzels fans singing along.

Gold In The Air – Jesse Woods

The soft and enamored vocals of Jesse Woods is something I immediately associated with a warm cup of tea or the warmth of the sun as it emerges from snoozing behind the clouds. There is just something about a song that allows you to simply feel good. Nothing more and nothing less…

They Thought I Was Asleep – Paul Kelly

So stoked to bring you another Aussie gem, back to back with last weeks “Cruel Sea”.

Paul Kelly would have to be one of the most respected Singer/Songwriters in Australia. Every couple of years he’ll pop up in an intimate Theatre or home town show, whether he’s solo or with his band you can be guaranteed the night of your life.