A wonderful ray of sunshine to kick off 2017, we tackled the adorable yet mature first solo release from Taylor Holden and the Law of Averages. It’s heavy on charm, with plenty of ukulele love songs to keep you warm this season. With a mix of up-tempo, head bopping pop country, Dylan and Jess love how refreshingly earnest the record is amid so much ironic, brooding content in the marketplace. Get in the loop, and Happy New Year from AFL!
Another first for AFL, we dig into a bluegrass duo originally from Calgary and now based in the GTA. Described by fans as “Mumford & Sons but with chops,” the pair features versatile, gorgeous string work and classic bittersweet love songs. Forget everything you thought you knew about a wicked guitar solo, and check out the electric mandolin at work here on their self-titled full length record, and keep an ear out for more from these boys soon!