JR Sage Holy Folk
As you might imagine, we get stacks and stacks of CDs at the Voice. Many of them have no business even being mailed to us (why hello there, Molly Ringwald's lounge record), and it's very difficult to find a musical act that gets it right the first time out. So you'll forgive us our surprise when, out of the stacks, came a band with a kinda-dumb-at-first name that grabbed us from the opening chords. Meet Holy Folk, a project between LA-based song-writers Keith Waggoner, Josh Caldwell, Ryan George, and Jonathan Hylander. Equipped with a sound that feels like an edgy combination of (early) Shins, Black Keys, a Time-Machine-Back-To-Better-Musical-Days, and a couple of things you can't quite put a finger on, they are folking--and fucking--great. Become a true believer by listening here to a stream of their entire debut album, Motioning (available for purchase NOW). We caught up with the guys, asked them about their debut, and thanked them for not having beards or wearing suspenders.
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