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.

Thumbnail image for An Interview with Thomas Truax (+ Video Premiere)

An Interview with Thomas Truax (+ Video Premiere)

Interviews 22 April 2015

We have a special feature interview with the ingenious Thomas Traux, currently on tour in the UK. Plus a premiere of his new video ‘ I’ve Got To Know’ taken from his new album ‘Jetstream Sunset’. Try and see him live if you can, he’s quite unlike anyone else.

FRUK talks to Larkin Poe

FRUK talks to Larkin Poe

Interviews 21 April 2015

We catch up with Atlantan sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, best known as Larkin Poe who are back in the UK this Summer on a huge tour. Read our in-depth interview / photo feature in which they talk about their latest album, songwriting, life on the road and their love for the UK.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Interview (Part 2)

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Interview (Part 2)

Artist of the Month 13 April 2015

Having told us about their Equation days and their early musical beginnings in part one of our interview, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman now bring the story of their Folk Award winning duo up to date. They talk openly about their challenges, their new album, songwriting and more. They are on tour now.

Stornoway Interview

Stornoway Interview

Interviews 9 April 2015

FRUK talks to Stornoway’s principle songwriter, guitarist and Doctor of Ornithology Brian Briggs about their new album Bonxie an album that features the sounds of around 20 different species of bird. We also learn of his love for South Wales where he currently resides.

FRUK talks to Jess Morgan

FRUK talks to Jess Morgan

Interviews 8 April 2015

We catch up with Jess Morgan who’s been busy as ever with a recent trip to America and she reveals a number of collaborations she has lined up including Stylusboy and The Hut People. Jess is on tour from this month so try and make it to one of her gigs.

Martin Simpson Talks about new collaborative album – Murmurs

Martin Simpson Talks about new collaborative album – Murmurs

Interviews 2 April 2015

In the final video interview series for the new album ‘Murmurs’ from Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr, Martin introduces his 1935/36 Gibson L-OO, a 1960’s De Armond pickup and a 1958 Magnatone amplifier. The combination is a sound unlike any other as he demonstrates on The Boston Smuggler.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - Interview (Part 1)

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman – Interview (Part 1)

Artist of the Month 1 April 2015

In the first of our two part exclusive interview we take Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman back to their musical origins. They provide us with an exclusive and fascinating insight into their early days and folk supergroup Equation. Kathryn and Sean are our Artists of the Month for April.

Andy Cutting Talks about new collaborative album - Murmurs

Andy Cutting Talks about new collaborative album – Murmurs

Interviews 1 April 2015

In the latest video interview series for the new album ‘Murmurs’ from Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr, Andy introduces the diatonic accordion he made in France with Emmanuel Pariselle. He can tell a great story and he plays a fine tune as well…

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.