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Dec 11, 2019

Named by the Chicago Tribune as One of the 50 Most Significant Folk Artists of the Past 50 Years, Danny Schmidt has kept the sound of vintage folk music alive, and in a sprawling conversation right in the heart of Houston, Danny offers a series of candid, insightful comments concerning everything from music to religion...


Aug 28, 2019

A staggering lineage of folk music enthusiasts and documentarians have paved the way for Texas Monthly writer John Nova Lomax: a complicated, uncompromising, ball-peen hammer of a man. John gets passionate when discussing the legitimacy of certain pieces of music, so when he visits Ferrill's house in Mobile...


Aug 20, 2019

Husband and wife duo Oh Jeremiah have clocked in with perhaps the latest birth years of all the comers, but they arrive at the interview with philosophies squarely in tact, as surefooted tackling big questions about government, society, generational wars, and particularly the field they are most...


Aug 9, 2019

Crystal and Pete Damore (of the husband/wife duo Ordinary Elephant) won Artist of the Year at the 2017 International Folk Music Awards. Their road to it, however, was anything but typical. Crystal shunned a life of veterinary medicine (and all the training and education that comes with it), while Pete left a...


May 7, 2019

On the heels of a killer writeup in Rolling Stone, mild-mannered Jackson Emmer, the smooth-sounding songwriter from Carbondale, CO, played an inaugural round at McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston and Ferrill was there to meet him. The two talk art, music, poetry - even talking to God on a golden telephone.