Entries in guitar (25)
After Rolling Stone and Spin hailed his 1992 release, “Can You Fly” a masterpiece, its success led to a major label deal with Elektra (produced by Butch Vig), for whom Johnston released “This Perfect World in 1994, which included his breakthrough hit, “Bad Reputation”. Other critically acclaimed albums followed and critics have continue to praise Johnston effusively, solidifying his reputation as one of the finest and most singular voices in the singer-songwriter genre. Splitting his time between NYC and Madison, you may have caught Freedy in past years in rare Madison shows with Garbage alums, Butch Vig and Doug Erikson and Madison main-stays James “Pie Cown, Bill “Stick” Bielefeld and Jay Moran in their clandestine cover-band, The Know-It-All-Boyfriends.
Returning to his native home, Chicago, was the catalyst for his newly released sol debut, “Midwest”, which features a highly seasoned group of musicians including violist Eyvind Kant (Bill Frisell, Beck), multi-instrumentalist Mark Spencer (Son Volt), cellist Christopher Hoffman (Henry Threadgill), Seattle singer-songwriter Rachel Harrington and mandolin legend Don Stiernberg.
Mark Adkins returns to Mad Toast Live with a new lineup in his band Subvocal. The group is described as "Folk Noir."
Hendrickson's new record, "Walking With Angels", produced by Bo Ramsey (Greg Brown, Lucinda Williams) spent 25 weeks in the Top 20 on Roots Music Report's Folk charts and is in regular rotation at nearly 100 stations across the country including Nashville's award-winning WSM-AM "The Legend".
Sparkling acoustic sounds and powerful contagious chemistry, Patchouli’s down-to-earth, hopeful songwriting is “New American Folk” blending elements of folk, pop, flamenco and jazz with world beat rhythms. Their sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings. After 12 years of non-stop touring and the release of their 15th CD, "Terra Guitarra: Dragonfly", Patchouli has truly earned the title, “the hardest working folk duo in America”.