Folk

In session: Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is the alter-ego of Scottish singer songwriter Ross Wilson, a musician who makes contemporary folk all laced together with his love for the songs of Motown and Nashville. His debut album North Ten, released earlier this year on Reveal Records, has endeared him to music lovers and fans of label mates Joan As Policewoman and Roddy Woomble. Watch Ross perform an exclusive version of Whitechapel, the lead track from his latest EP.

Featured artist: Winter Mountain

Sun, sea and the west coast of the US provide the backdrop to the folk rock harmonies of Winter Mountain. Joseph Francis and Martin Smith met in Chicago, each on their own pilgrimage to Memphis, the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll. A friendship and songwriting bond was formed on that journey which the pair continued when they returned from their travels. The resulting trip has inspired their eleven track self titled debut album, a record which sounds as fresh as it does classic…

Playlist: Autumn songs

Summer has officially ended and as we file away all those memories of sunshine and warmth, we're pleased at least that the transition to autumn has so far been gentle. To get us in the mood for walking among crispy leaves and frosty grass we've sought out our favourite songs about the changing seasons. You'll hear tracks by the late Amy Winehouse, Donovan, Roy Harper, Tunng, Beth Orton, Jon Hopkins, The Zombies, Zulu Winter and much more. So dig in, wrap up and settle into the season...

30 seconds interview: Nancy Elizabeth

Manchester-based singer, songwriter and producer Nancy Elizabeth first sprung up during the last great folk revival around seven years ago, armed with a glut of beautifully poetic songs and heart-wrenching vocal harmonies. Her evocative songwriting and virtuoso vocal timbre has been captured across three celebrated albums for The Leaf Label, the latest of which, Dancing, was released this May. The album saw Nancy combine an array of acoustic instruments with electronic computer-based production for the first time.