There are three kinds of American folk artist: those who sit, contented, on a back porch contemplating America’s landscape and ways; those for whom its landscape and ways are something to stand against or move boldly through; and those whose America is a shadowy, impressionistic place that moves inside of them. This [latter] is the area that the sombre-voiced Richard Buckner has been exploring since 1994. — Sylvie Simmons, The Guardian
SARAH BETHE NELSON
A rare duo outing for the beloved San Francisco singer-songwriter, Sarah Bethe Nelson, formerly of the roots rock band Prairiedog, nowadays trafficking in dreamy psych and slowcore balladry, and ace guitarist Rusty Miller (Sonny & the Sunsets, Kelley Stoltz and more).