Photo by Scott Yates

Diane Cluck has long been a treasured songwriter for those of us who are in the know. With Boneset, her first album in eight years, I hope those of us in the know will outnumber those of us who are not.

Folkadelphia will be presenting Diane Cluck’s Philadelphia concert on Saturday, March 22nd at Rigby Mansion, a literal mansion residence in the Germantown area. Joining the bill are Amanda Jo Williams (who we’ve previously featured on the radio) and Mike Tamburo. Learn more info. about the concert here and email [email protected] for details.

Listen to “Why Feel Alone?” from Boneset

On this episode of Folkadelphia, we’re pleased to premiere the in-studio session with Norwegian artist Jenny Hval. Hval and her music are often described with rousing terminology – provoking, incendiary, shocking, agitating. Her most recent album Innocence Is Kinky is a whirlwind ride of operatic vocalizing, encompassing synthesizer sounds, and stormy atmosphere. What really drew us to Hval is her commanding presence and the way she stands out admist the chaos. The way that Hval pushes against the strict boundaries of easy genre classification is entrancing and admirable. Jenny Hval returns to Philadelphia to open for Swans at Union Transfer on May 15th.

Watch Jenny Hval’s recent performance for WNYC’s Soundcheck: