6am Repeat is a recurring feature here at Folk Hive in which we stream the latest track that plays incessantly in the earbuds when we awake at that hour and imbibe massive amounts of coffee and cigarettes in preparation for the advancing day. Consider it your jam of the day — a sweet, sweet gift from me to you. I love you, dude.
There has been a lack of banjo in our lives lately and that brings a sadness we cannot explain. It creeps in and you’re unaware of from whence it comes. You come up with reasons: It’s the weather, maybe. Perhaps your state of mind has to do with love, or lack of, or it’s got to be loneliness or…something. Who knows but life feels lacking.
And then you hear a banjo, a strum that feels as if it’s being plucked directly on your heart, and you realize what the problem was all along. NOT ENOUGH BANJO. I stumbled on Odd Folk‘s sweet little EP a couple days back and we’ve had it on repeat ever since. It’s stompy, its original, and it’s gorgeous. We highly recommend it and thank the band personally for band-aiding our hearts with a few banjo jams. Thanks, y’all. Thanks a lot.