Folk Alley’s Favorite Songs of 2024 (So Far)

Along with our Favorite Albums of 2024 (so far) lists, we’ve also compiled our Favorite Songs of 2024 (so far) and more individual favorites from Folk Alley hosts and staff, too! These are standout songs that didn’t also appear on our best albums lists.

Make sure to check out the full post below since our individual favorites are included below our top ten list. And yes, of course: the individual staff picks are as eclectic as the music mix you hear (and love) on Folk Alley every day!

Dig in, enjoy, and support these wonderful artists!

For more of our Favorites of 2024 (so far,) listen to the Fresh Cuts stream here on the site, via the Folk Alley app, or ask Alexa! Say, “Alexa, ask Folk Alley to play Fresh Cuts.” (More info about other smart speakers HERE.)

Adeem the Artist – “Socialite Blues” from Anniversary

Cedric Burnside – “Shake Em On Down” from Hill Country Love

Iron & Wine – “All in Good Time” (featuring Fiona Apple) from Light Verse

Lizzie No – “The Heartbreak Store” from Halfsies

Lonesome Ace Stringband – “Stage Fright”

Louise Bichan – “Deltingside” from The Lost Summer

The Mavericks – “Moon & Stars” (featuring Sierra Ferrell) from Moon & Stars

Melissa Carper – “Lucky Five” from Borned in Ya

New Dangerfield – “Dangerfield Newby”

The Tennessee Freedom Singers – “Tennessee Rise”

more Brad Kolodner Favorite Songs of 2024 (so far)

Kacey Musgraves – “Deeper Well” from Deeper Well, (UMG)
Humbird – “Right On” from Right On (Nettwerk)
Jacob Jolliff – “Vera” from Instrumentals, Vol. 2: Mandolin Mysteries (Adhyâropa Records)
Tony Trischka – “Brown’s Ferry Blues” from Earl Jam: A Tribute To Earl Scruggs (Down the Road)
The Secret Sister – “Paperweight” from Mind, Man, Medicine (New West)

more Cindy Howes Favorite Songs of 2024 (so far)

Hurray for the Riff Raff – “Snake Plant (The Past Is Still Alive)” from The Past Is Still Alive (Nonesuch)
Jacob Sharp –  “Time” (feat. The Bowerbirds) [single] (Jaccob Sharp)
The Brother Brothers –  “The Illinois River Song” from The January Album (Stumbling Rose Records)
Jon Muq –  “Shake Shake” from Flying Away (Easy Eye Sound)
Rachel Baiman – “Equine Elvis” (feat. Pony Bradshaw) [single] (Signature Sounds)
Madi Diaz –  “Don’t Do Me Good” (feat. Kacey Musgraves) from Weird Faith (Anti)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Heartless” from South of Here (Stax Records)
Nina de Vitry –  “If We Didn’t Have the Night” [single] (Nina de Vitry)


more Elena See Favorite Songs of 2024 (so far)

Chatham County Line – “Way Down Yonder” from Hiyo (Yep Roc)
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – “We’re Still Here” from TexiCali (Yep Roc)
Hannah Connolly – “Party Is Over” from Shadowboxing (Hannah Connolly)
Johnny Cash – “Well Alright” from Songwriter (Mercury Nashville/UMe)
Kelsey Waldon – “Hello Stranger” (feat. S.G. Goodman) from There’s Always A Song (Oh Boy/Thirty Tigers)
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – “The Way You Make Me Feel” from All This Time (Royal Potato Family)
The Dead South – “Tiny Wooden Box” from Chains & Stakes (Six Shooter)


more Henry Carrigan Favorite Songs of 2024 (so far)

Amanda Cook – “Mitchell Mullins” from Restless Soul (Mountain Fever)
Charm City Junction – “Roll On John” from Saltbox (Charm City Junction)
Jim Lauderdale – “You’ve Got a Shine” from My Favorite Place (Sky Crunch Records)
John Leventhal – “JL’s Hymn #2” from Rumble Strip (Rumblestrip Records)
Leyla McCalla – “Love We Had” from Sun without the Heat (Anti)
Missy Raines – “Listen to the Lonesome Wind” from Highlander (Compass)
Rebecca Frazier – “Make High While the Moon Shines” [single] (Amtoco/Compass Records)
Ruth Moody –  “The Spell of the Lilac Bloom” (feat. Joey Landreth) from Wanderer (True North Records)


more Linda Fahey Favorite Songs of 2024 (so far)

Abigail Lapell – “Rattlesnake” from Anniversary (Outside Music)
Ana Egge – “Don’t You Sleep” from Sharing in the Spirit (StorySounds)
Bonny Light Horseman – “I Know You Know” from Keep Me On Your Mind/See You Free (Jagjaguwar)
Josienne Clarke – “Most of All” from Parenthesis, I (Corduroy Punk Records)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Heartless” from South of Here (Stax Records)
The High Hawks – “Mother Nature’s Show” from Mother Nature’s Show (LoHi Records)
Lemon Bucket Orkestra -“Shchedryj Vechor” from Cuckoo (Lemon Bucket Orkestra)

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