Josh T Pearson. Pic: Eliot Lee Hazel

Interview: Josh T. Pearson

May 16, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The release of his surprisingly straight new album gave us the opportunity to chat with this hero of alternative country… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Bill Nelson

Interview: Bill Nelson

February 20, 2018 in Features, Interviews

Including his work in Be-Bop Deluxe, this uncompromising English songwriter has remained true to his vision throughout his long career… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Irving Berlin

New website honours legacy of Irving Berlin

January 24, 2018 in News

First dedicated digital resource for the acclaimed composer and lyricist celebrates his life and work in his 130th anniversary year… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gene Simmons

Interview: Gene Simmons

January 22, 2018 in Features, Interviews

The release of a mammoth career-spanning box set gave us the ideal opportunity to talk songwriting with the infamous Kiss… Tags: , , ,

Joan Osborne

Interview: Joan Osborne

November 6, 2017 in Features, Interviews

Interpreting the work of Bob Dylan isn’t for the faint-hearted; thankfully this American singer-songwriter has the chops for the job… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969 - 1973

‘Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-73’ (Album)

October 20, 2017 in Music

The first in an exciting series of compilations exploring Japanese music is an enthralling collection of folk and rock songs… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Wilko Johnson

Interview: Wilko Johnson

September 26, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We caught up with a songwriting legend, one whose influence began over 40 years ago and is still felt today… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gallery 47

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Mr Baudelaire’ by Gallery 47

July 18, 2017 in Music, News

Today’s exclusive song come courtesy of of a London-based alt-folk songwriter who has been championed by some very impressive followers… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Jack Savoretti

Sodajerker presents… Jack Savoretti

June 27, 2017 in Features, Interviews

Our podcasting duo meet the Anglo-Italian troubadour to hear the story behind that gravelly voice and his breakneck writing-recording process… Tags: , , , , ,

Whetherman 'This Land' album cover

‘This Land’ by Whetherman (Album)

June 18, 2017 in Music

It’s well worth listening to troubadour Nicholas Williams as he ponders the state of America on this nomadic folk record… Tags: , , , , ,

Robbie Robertson

Sodajerker presents… Robbie Robertson

May 14, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The returning podcasters Simon and Brian interview a truly legendary Canadian songwriter, whose music with The Band helped create Americana…… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Polar Music Prize - Sting & Wayne Shorter

Sting and Wayne Shorter chosen as 2017 Laureates

February 27, 2017 in News

The annual Polar Music Prize ceremony on 15 June in Stockholm will honour the iconic singer-songwriter and the renowned saxophonist… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys 'Thoughts Of Paradise' EP artwork

‘Thoughts Of Paradise’ by Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys (EP)

December 28, 2016 in Music

Over four tracks, the Brighton-based songwriter and his band lay down an adventurous template that is packed with warped creativity… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Dan Layus

Interview: Dan Layus

October 28, 2016 in Features, Interviews

Having left Augustana behind, this alt-country star has rekindled his love of songwriting and is ready to own his name… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Band

The Band marks 40 years of The Last Waltz

October 17, 2016 in News

Four new anniversary editions of the historic final concert, including collector’s edition boxed set featuring never-before-seen Martin Scorsese shooting script… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

October 14, 2016 in News

Singer, songwriter and folk music legend to be given prestigious award for his contribution to literature, in a controversial announcement… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Stray Birds 'Magic Fire' album cover

‘Magic Fire’ by The Stray Birds (Album)

August 21, 2016 in Music

The roots trio have brought in a producer, bolstered their sound and come up with another album of serious quality… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Interview: Spain’s Josh Haden

July 7, 2016 in Features, Interviews

Having made one of our favourite albums of the year so far, we caught up with Spain’s exceptional songwriting frontman… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Felice Brothers 'Life In The Dark' album cover

‘Life In The Dark’ by The Felice Brothers (Album)

June 28, 2016 in Music

Now over a decade into their career and these talented musicians are still offering up delicious helpings of loose alt-country… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Jim Evans 'Milk Teeth' album cover

‘Milk Teeth’ by Jim Evans (Album)

June 2, 2016 in Music

Though seemingly at odds with the modern world, these striking folk songs still manage to get their own message across… Tags: , , , , ,