Robert Lester Folsom is a singer/songwriter from Adel, Georgia, now Jacksonville.
Recorded across Georgia in various bedrooms, a barn, and a motel room with a reel-to-reel and a revolving cast of whip smart studio musicians in the first half of a dazed and confused decade, Sunshine Only Sometimes: Archives Vol. 2, 1972–1975 furthers Folsom’s place in the canon of long lost but eventually found independently spirited, high-flying American folk rock. Released November 11, 2022 via Anthology Recordings.
★★★★ "Folsom has a big pile of sweet, almost naïve-sounding tunes—coming over like a cheerier Daniel Johnson or R Stevie Moore... Outsider art from inner, and outer space. Recommended." —Shindig
"akin to what George Harrison might have made if he’d lived near the Okefenokee Swamp instead" —Bitter Southerner
"In their ongoing exhumation, Anthology again surprises with the depth and sophistication of what Folsom accomplished on his backwoods shoestring budget, using a ragtag cast of locals and a 2-track reel-to-reel." —MOJO
"On Sunshine Only Sometimes’ 13 tracks, Folsom draws on a seemingly bottomless well of hyper-catchy melodies, sweet vocal harmonies and arrangements that strike the right balance between perfectly simple and surprisingly sophisticated." —Aquarium Drunkard