Hear the Best New Folk Music with Fresh Cuts Friday

December is never a big time for new album releases, but there are plenty on the way for January, February, and beyond.

This week’s Fresh Cuts Radio Show is full of songs from albums we look forward to in the new year. Scroll on down and get a load of what’s coming!

DJ Cindy Howes is in your speakers every Friday with her Fresh Cuts radio hour, which you can hear on the Folk Alley app or website, or by asking your Alexa to “play Folk Alley.”

Join Cindy 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.

The Milk Carton Kids – “When You’re Gone” 

It’s been a few years since we’ve been blessed with new music from the Milk Carton Kids, whose collaboration turned 10 last year. This is the second single they’ve released from a new album they’re planning to release in the spring, and we are definitely here for it.

Jaimee Harris – “Love Is Gonna Come Again”

This new single from Jaimee Harris’s forthcoming album (due Feb. 7) was inspired when she lost some friends around 2016-17. She imagined what she would want to hear if faced with that and decided to finish this emotionally stirring song.

Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Whiskey River”

Texas singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard participated in a concert album, paying tribute to the great Willie Nelson. The full album isn’t due until April 2023, but Hubbard’s version of “Whiskey River” is out now, and well worth your ears.

Karan Casey – “Nine Apples of Gold”

Karan Casey may be known to fans as a member of beloved Irish band Solas, but her solo album Nine Apples of Gold is due Feb. 22, 2023. This title track is based on a story about songbirds who ate apples from a sort of magic tree.

Frances Luke Accord – “St. Mary”

This Chicago-based duo (Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers) have a new album due for release in February, 2023, and this is the first, rather infectious single to come from it.

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