With a new record Clover Lane (Yep Roc) Jonah Tolchin appeared in the Cambridge, MA studios of WEMF on June 21st, 2014.
JONAH TOLCHIN is a quiet powerhouse of a person. Perhaps diminutive in stature, he is a creative giant - and Clover Lane reflects that. This record will be played many, many times this year in my home!
Raised in a music-filled central New Jersey household by a professional storyteller mother and a father who once ran a record store on the Mississippi delta, Tolchin’s ears were open to music’s potential at an early age — although it took a few years to fully settle in. In 2012, with Tolchin's first full-length album, Criminal Man enjoying airplay at home in Southern New England, Jonah was asked to perform at the Newport Folk Festival. The pivotal experience came at a time when he was beginning to realize something. "Everything I've done since the beginning of my songwriting and performing career has been an evolution," he says, "And I've come to realize that I don't really consider myself a folk artist. I'm not an anything artist anymore: I don't believe in genres."