Folk, roots and Americana Music Interviews

Interviews with traditional and contemporary artists from the field of Folk Music, Roots and Americana, from the UK and beyond.

New Album from Martin Simpson - Andy Cutting - Nancy Kerr: Murmurs

New Album from Martin Simpson – Andy Cutting – Nancy Kerr: Murmurs

Interviews 30 March 2015

With the excitement already mounting for the release of Murmurs, the new album from Martin Simpson – Andy Cutting – Nancy Kerr. Topic Records reveal a new video interview with Nancy in which she talks about one of the fiddles that she uses on the new album. One she bought when she was just 18.

Lowri Evans Interview

Lowri Evans Interview

Interviews 30 March 2015

Welsh singer-songwriter Lowri Evans made the most of a recent trip to the US where she played several gigs in the Big Apple before heading onto the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. We caught up with her recently to ask her about the trip and the unexpected final showcase for Michael Eavis.

Dan Walsh Interview

Dan Walsh Interview

Featured Albums 26 March 2015

We were recently given the opportunity of an exclusive insight into Dan Walsh’s musical life from his inspirations and roots to his new album ‘Incidents and Accidents’ and the exciting collaborations that fit in between. How could we resist: Dan reveals all from crowd surfing in New Zealand to his all-time favourite songwriter.

Video Feature: False Lights - Show and Tell

Video Interview Feature: False Lights – Show and Tell

Interviews 24 March 2015

Jim Moray and Sam Carter of False Lights provide FRUK with a great Show and Tell video interview in which they share their influences with us which range from Sam’s love of Sacred Harp singing to their shared love for Nic Jones and Radiohead. It’s a fascinating insight into what makes them tick. Watch it here.

FRUK talks to Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

FRUK talks to Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

Interviews 24 March 2015

Rob catches up with last year’s BBC Radio Two Folk Award Best Duo winners Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin at Stratford Folk club. They have a relentless touring schedule but also the promise of a third album later this year which they reveal more on in the interview.

Treacherous Orchestra Interview

Treacherous Orchestra Interview

Interviews 23 March 2015

Dave catches up with Éamonn Coyne to talk all things Treacherous Orchestra. They are spending the summer performing live across the UK concluding with their first appearance at Towersey Festival. “Bring it on; we are really looking forward to it spreading the T.O. message ‘down south’.”

The Dovetail Trio (Interview)

The Dovetail Trio (Interview)

Interviews 12 March 2015

We catch up with The Dovetail Trio who aim to present ‘England’s traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach.’ Featuring Jamie Roberts, Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. They are preparing for the release of their debut album. In the run up to the release, the band will be performing across the UK, including Towersey Festival.

Matin Callingham Interview

Matin Callingham Interview

Featured Albums 9 March 2015

Formerly known as Joyce The Librarian, Martin Callingham recently released the excellent ‘Tonight, We All Swim Free’, one of our featured Albums of the Month. Here he gives FRUK an exclusive insight into the album’s creation, those involved in its making and shares his thoughts on mysterious art of songwriting.

Lotte Mullan - Love's Bonfire

Lotte Mullan – Love’s Bonfire

Album Reviews 4 March 2015

Recording in Nashville with Band Of Horses Lotte Mullan tells finely etched tales of heartbreak and hope on Love’s Bonfire, one of our Featured Albums of the Month, an album ablaze with superb songcraft throughout. Read our in-depth review and interview.

FRUK Talks to False Lights

FRUK Talks to False Lights

Interviews 2 March 2015

We catch up with False Lights in Birmingham on the last date of their tour to mark the release of their remarkable debut album ‘Salvor’. Sam Cater and Jim Moray had plenty to say about their new project.

The Grenaways Interview

The Grenaways Interview

Artist of the Month 1 March 2015

Drawn to Cornwall for the sun, surf, romance and unique culture our Artists of the Month, The Grenaways, tell FRUK about the magic they have found and channelled into the excellent Be Still Young Heart.

Folk Radio UK talks to The Will Pound Band

Folk Radio UK talks to The Will Pound Band

Interviews 23 February 2015

We catch up with harmonica virtuoso and BBC R2 Folk Awards ‘Musician of the Year’ nominee Will Pound and his Band on their current ‘New Tradition’ Tour.

The Unthanks - Mount the Air Interview pt. 2

The Unthanks – Mount the Air Interview pt. 2

Artist of the Month 20 February 2015

In part two of our exclusive interview Adrian, Becky and Rachel talk about the sourcing writing and arranging and recording of Mount The Air.

Exclusive: Lau announce new album The Bell That Never Rang (+ Interview)

Exclusive: Lau announce new album The Bell That Never Rang (+ Interview)

Interviews 20 February 2015

Exclusive – Lau’s new album The Bell That Never Rang released 4/5/2015 and interview with Aidan, Kris and Martin and the albums producer Joan As Policewoman.