Hear the Best New Folk Music with Fresh Cuts Friday

It’s a big week for new releases. Plenty of new songs dropped this week from forthcoming albums even as a slew of great new albums roll into the world today. We have a sampling below but there is far more where they came from, and you can hear them if you tune into DJ Cindy Howes’s weekly Fresh Cuts Radio Hour, this and every Friday afternoon, at 2 p.m. Eastern/ 11 a.m. Pacific. You can also hear the best new folk music on the Folk Alley app and website, 24/7, via the Fresh Cuts stream.

Adeem the Artist – “Middle of a Heart”

We love this new tune from Adeem the Artist’s forthcoming album, White Trash Revelry (due Dec. 2 on Four Quarters Records). They say they wrote this song for their friend Bob, a retired Knoxville police officer, who was always full of stories.

Laura Cortese – “Spend the Night” (featuring Douglas Firs)

Here’s a new single from Laura Cortese, which she co-wrote with Steve Poltz and performs here with Belgian indie artist Douglas Firs.

Billy Strings – “Life to Go”

Billy Strings’ forthcoming album, which he recorded with his father, has been a long-time coming. Strings has always wanted to make a recording with pops. Originally recorded by George Jones, here it is sung by his father, Terry Barber.

BRÍDÍN – “Hideaway”

This song comes from BRIDIN’s new self-titled album, due this week. The disc pulls from the four traditions of Irish heritage in BRIDIN’s family, influenced by the natural world.

David Crosby – “1974”

This one was recorded on the final night of Crosby’s 2018 tour with his Lighthouse Band. It’s a tune that Crosby had never fully recorded or released but was floating around his hard drive for decades.

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