Song of the Day: The Foghorns – Ain’t I A Man

The Foghorns

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Ain’t I A Man” by The Foghorns from the 2015 album The Sun’s Gotta Shine on Knick Knack Records.

The Foghorns – Ain’t I A Man (MP3)

Seattle band The Foghorns, describe themselves as “anti-folk,” a sentiment that seems contradictory to the natural, bare-bones sound they often evoke. But a quick venture into their discography reveals a penchant for bluegrass, and a knack for recruiting a wide variety of instruments including everything from buckets to accordions. It’s a sound that feels at home in the rainy weather of Seattle, yet ventures out side and challenges the local flavor of folk. It’s music fitting to welcome in the new year, and their’s no better place to start than song of the day “Ain’t I A Man” from their 2015 album, The Sun’s Gotta Shine. The song rumbles along to the twang of a steady guitar riff, accompanied by the occasional bumble of a bass clarinet and a humming harmonica. Whether you’re singing about living in 1905 or welcoming in 2016, The Foghorns have you covered.

You can catch The Foghorns live in Seattle when they play at the Victory Lounge on February 5th. Until then, keep up with the band on the website and Facebook, and check out their video for “Ain’t I A Man” below:

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