The Sweet Lowdown’s ‘Red Shift Blues’ is your Folk Alliance International Song of the Day


The International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp comes to KC February 19-23. To get you geared up for the folk blowout, every day we’re posting a song we like by one of the event’s showcase artists. 

The Sweet Lowdown is a trio of sweet-singing bluegrass gals from Victoria, B.C. On the group’s 2012 full-length May, guitarist Amanda Blied, banjo player Shanti Bremer and fiddler Miriam Sonstenes delivered a rootsy, rustic batch of songs that strike an inviting balance, lending a fresh take on old-time front-porch jangles. The real power in the Sweet Lowdown, though, are the dulcet three-part harmonies that Blied, Bremer and Sonstences create – as alluring and sumptuous as a hot summer day spent at a crystalline lake. 


For more information on the FAI and the upcoming conference, go here.

See also:

#23: John Fullbright’s “Gawd Above”
#22: Grant Lee Phillips’ “Walking in the Green Corn”
#21: The Carper Family’s “Foolish Ramblin’ Man”
#20: The Black Lillies’ “The Fall”
#19: Ganstagrass’ “Long Hard Times to Come”
#18: Chuck Mead’s “Girl on the Billboard”
#17: Jordie Lane’s “Feet Fall”
#16: The Howlin’ Brothers “Big Fall” 

#15: Jadea Kelly’s “Lone Wolf”

Categories: Music