Hear the Best New Folk Music with Fresh Cuts Friday

Some folks are starting to see flowering trees while others are buried under fresh snow. It can seem sometimes as though we live in completely different worlds, but new music is always a reminder of the things we share.

Some great new tracks dropped this week and DJ Cindy Howes is here for it. Tune into her Fresh Cuts Radio Hour every Friday at at 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific via the website, app, or your smart speaker. Or, just click on the Fresh Cuts stream whenever it’s convenient for you.

In the meantime, check out some of the best new music we’ve been listening to this week.

Great Lake Swimmers – “Moonlight, Stay Above”

Four years ago, on a trip to the north shore of Lake Superior, Great Lake Swimmers band leader Tony Dekker started working on a project of field recordings. Hence, the band has accumulated enough field recordings and material for a brand new album, Uncertain Country, due out April 28.

Dolly Parton – “The Last Thing on My Mind”

This song was originally written by Tom Paxton but became a staple of Doc Watson’s performing catalog. On the occasion of Watson’s 10oth birthday, Dolly Parton has revisited the song for an all-star compilation honoring the late folk legend.

Karan Casey – “Sister, I Am Here for You”

Singer-songwriter Karan Casey is known as a singer for the band Solas, but this new song is from her new solo album, Nine Apples of Gold, releases this week.

Izzy Heltai – “Running Out”

Izzy Heltai relocated from Massachusetts to Nashville last year, and has new music coming our way this year, beginning with this new single, “Running Out.”

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – “Borderland”

This song was written by Alvin and features his touring band, the Guilty Ones. Alvin has said that he was aiming to evoke the feeling he gets when he visits the Big Bend of the Rio Grande River (Rio Bravo Del Norte to folks on the Mexican side).

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