23-year-old Frank Fairfield plays a more tradition style of old-time folk/blues. Its the type that tugs at the heartstrings of this native Kentuckian (and likely anyone familiar with Appalachian-style folk music). The music seems like it should be too old for young Frank Fairfield, but he moves and molds it like a grizzled veteran. Furthermore, Fairfield is a native Californian, from nowhere near the mountains that spawned this genre. I have to believe he’s had to explain himself on more than one occasion.
April 19, 2011