As this year starts to wind down, we’re excited about all the great music that’s been announced for early in 2023. We’ve got a little sneak peek to share this week. It’s not all future releases, though. There is plenty of new music coming throughout November. If you want a preview, keep scrolling or 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.
Sunny War’s debut on New West Records is coming in February 2023 and features guest appearances from the likes of David Rawlings, Allison Russell, Jim James, and numerous others. This is its lead single, about trying to be a good person.
This new song from the Lone Bellow’s new album, Love Songs for Losers, was recorded at the former home of Roy Orbison and is the theme song of frontman Zach Williams’s home renovation show, The Williams Family Cabin.
This new standalone single from one of the finest up-and-coming singer-songwriters, he says, is “a plea for understanding from a highly anxious isolated person.” This side of the pandemic, who can’t relate?
As we come away from Halloween, Emily Scott Robinson comes at us with a six-song EP based on the witches in Shakespeare’s MacBeth. Originally commissioned for a live theater piece, the collection stands just as well on its own.
Originally recorded by Joanna Jones, “Feels Like Freedom” appears on Ruthie Foster’s forthcoming album, Healing Time (due November 18). It’s an empowering answer to the last couple of years that have left so many folks feeling beat down.