Choctaw artist Samantha Crain’s husky, emotive, visceral vocals will immediately draw you in to her music. You’ll come for the voice, you’ll stay for the mix of musical styles Crain collects under her Folk umbrella, from slightly grunge to blues twinged to a wistful bounce. …read more »
Anais Nin said, “Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.” That suggestion was the muse impelling the conception of Samantha Crain’s second LP, You (Understood). Each song on this album rests on a juncture with a person, a real person, and it recounts a particular episode of life with that person. The scenes and the people are not especially unusual or stirring but the idea that the precise installment will never, in all of time, happen again was enough to interest Crain. She is taking a microscope to the simplest of human interactions and feelings, turning them over in her hands, looking at them from all angles, measuring them on all sides, and taking them apart, realizing they really are exceptional but only in the smallest ways.
Here is RPM’s Turtle Island-wide list of summer music festivals featuring Indigenous artists in their line-ups. The good news is there are many – you’ll be able get a dose of Indigenous music culture at a festival near you, wherever you live. …read more »
Here’s a look at some up & coming young Indigenous musicians on the RPM Radar.
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