VIDEO PREMIERE: “TIME TO DREAM” by JACKSONPORT

Humanity is forever searching for beauty, and for the magic in the miraculous. Those two holy grails boldly converge in the natural world, where even the tiniest detail is important for the whole to function. We’re drawn to nature because we are a part of it, and it’s a part of us. Chicago native John…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JOHN FATUM

“I’m from Chicago, I grew up with the blues and gospel, and that’s in my heart of hearts. I identify with that kind of music the most, along with jazz and folk music,” explains Brooklyn-based folk singer John Fatum, who will release his self-titled sophomore album on December 9th via Dala Records. Fatum’s first record,…

“SOMETHING TELLS ME” – NEW MUSIC from BAILEN

Beloved readers, meet New York-based folktastic family force BAILEN, who performed on the debut LP of blog favorite John Fatum, and recently released a lovely new tune called “Something Tells Me”– a must-listen! Comprised of twins Daniel and David and their younger sister Julia, this group has blood harmony by the bushel, and their three-part harmonies, which…

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Locked Up In My Mind” – John Fatum

Brooklyn folk wunderkind and blog favorite John Fatum made one of the most stunning albums of the year, his solo debut, Locked Up In My Mind, which he released in December via his label Dala Records.  East of 8th premiered the video for the title track, and I was in love at the first listen.  Fatum’s vocal stylings…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JOHN FATUM

Music is a universal language; it can convey the highest highs and the deepest depths of human emotion, it triggers memories, it defines historical eras, it unites.  Music communicates to each listener in different ways; sometimes it speaks to us, and then sometimes, it SPEAKS to us.  That’s how I felt the first time I…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LOCKED UP IN MY MIND” by JOHN FATUM

Sometimes I hear an album that feels so genuine and unique, it refreshes my musical palate, bringing new flavors I didn’t even know I liked.  My musical experience had been missing something for a while, but I didn’t know what–until my first listen to John Fatum’s debut LP, Locked Up in My Mind, due for release…

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: “LOCKED UP IN MY MIND” by JOHN FATUM

John Fatum, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and percussionist for Americana band The Rad Trads, is releasing his debut album, Locked Up In My Mind, on December 11th via Dala Records.  Fatum’s debut is filled with songs that speak to love, love loss, and, of course, bank robberies.  His sound, which showcases his raspy voice and folky delivery, has been described…