As the weather cools and the year winds down, so too do the new releases — at least for a while. Don’t fret, though. We at Folk Alley can always find a handful of great new songs to share, and we’re excited about what’s coming in the new year. For a taste of what’s ahead, tune into host Cindy Howes for her weekly Fresh Cuts radio hour, every Friday, at 2 p.m. Eastern/ 11 a.m. Pacific. Or, if you can’t make it for the live show, click on the Fresh Cuts stream on the FA app or website anytime that works for you.
Asheville, North Carolina-based duo Rising Appalachia recorded this song live in New Orleans at the storied Preservation Hall.
Abraham Alexander was born in Athens, Greece, to parents of Nigerian descent. The family moved to Texas when he was 11 and he wrote this new tune as a way of healing his inner child.
Irene Kelley says she wrote this song one morning in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, when it was chilly out and she had a fire going inside. Thinking it sounded like something the Kruger Brothers might record, she invited them on the track.
This cover of Patty Griffin’s song by Madi Diaz, S.G. Goodman, and Joy Oladokun adds a handful of new lines and features three of the finest new songwriters on the scene. Proceeds from the recording benefit the Abortion Within Reach Coalition.