Heat waves out west notwithstanding, autumn is nigh. And with is comes a slew of great new music—September is always teeming with new album and single releases alike. Keep scrolling with some highlights from this week.
You can always hear plenty more from DJ Cindy Howes on her weekly Fresh Cuts Radio Hour. You can join her at 2 p.m. Eastern/ 11 a.m. Pacific this and every Friday. You can also hear the best new folk music on the Folk Alley app and website, 24/7, via the Fresh Cuts stream.
After tragically losing two family members last year, the beloved McCrarys are back, this time with the voice of their brother Allen, on a traditional gospel song about karma and faith. It’s a good one to crank up and let the autumn breeze in.
I Draw Slow’s new, self-titled album releases today on Compass Records and this single from it is about … well, what it says it’s about. Great new music from the sister-brother-fronted band.
Singer-songwriter Beth Orton is back with a new album, Weather Alive, due on September 23. This song is somewhat of a tribute to her late collaborators, Andrew Weatherall and Hal Wilner.
Charlie Crockett’s new album, The Man from Waco, was recorded in Bruce Robison’s studio outside Austin, Texas. Originally intended to be a demo, the recording session with his live band wound up capturing something special, and quickly became a full album.
This new single from Canadian singer-songwriter David Myles is from his new album, It’s Only a Little Loneliness—due September 23 on turtlemusik.