As this record-hot summer starts to wind down, we’ve got plenty of cool new music to get you ready for the next thing. Of course, you can tune into Cindy Howes’s Fresh Cuts Radio Hour every Friday afternoon at 2:00pm (ET)/11:00am (PT) to hear the tracks she’s picked carefully to present for you, or you can tune into the Fresh Cuts stream any time of day or night on the Folk Alley app or website. To get a taste, just start scrolling here for five great new songs from artists we love.
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Miko Marks has noted that this song from her forthcoming album Feel Like Going Home (due October 14 on Redtone) is a tribute to the music she grew up listening to and being inspired by.
Here, two Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based mainstays have teamed up for an excellent new album, Love Is the Only Thing, due August 12. Their version of the traditional “Shenandoah” is well worth your ears.
Sara and Sean Watkins have been performing as Watkins Family Hour, with a rotating roster of special guests, at Los Angeles club Largo for 20 years now. To celebrate, they’ve readied a new album that features songs from the Family Hour rotation, such as this.
Bluegrass favorite Frank Solivan is back with a new album due September 2, featuring a collection of songs he wrote during a particularly dark moment in his life, which backed right up to all the pandemic closures.
This track from Cree Métis artist iskwē and Mohawk artist Tom Wilson comes from their debut album—five songs produced by Serena Ryder.