by Kirsty Evans
Float Downstream (self-released)
With all the alt-country and folksy fusion bands that are around right now, it’s interesting to hear a straight-up folk album for once. Evie Ladin plays folk in a way that’s faithful to tradition — classic storytelling; crisp, clean banjo and folk guitar; and sweet vocals. If you like folk you’ll love this, and if you’re from the South it’ll feel like taking a trip home.
At Freight & Salvage (2020 Addison St., Berkeley) on February 25. 8 p.m., $19.50