Hear the Best New Folk Music with Fresh Cuts Friday
Ready for some of the best new music we’ve heard this week? It’s a great list as you’ll see below — and as you’ll hear when you join me for my “Fresh Cuts” radio hour! Listen every Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific via the 24/7 stream on our website, app, or your smart speaker.
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In the meantime, check out some of the best new music we’ve been listening to this week.
Libby Rodenbough – “Another World”
Today, Libby Rodenbough releases her second solo album and further stretches her sonic palette away from her bluegrass band, Mipso. This opening song showcases her thoughtful songwriting, silky voice and indie sensibilities.
Sunny Sweeney, Miko Marks, Rissi Palmer, Tami Neilson – “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”
What a righteous version of this Bob Dylan classic! Each of these kings takes a verse at this legendary break-up song (and one-off single release) that burns ever harder with Rissi, Miko, Tami and Sunny!
Rufus Wainwright – “Harvest” (featuring Andrew Bird and Chris Stills)
Ok Rufus is turning 50 and the songwriting legend has gathered some pals to record some of his favorite folk songs (on his upcoming record Folkocracy, out June 2). This is a very sweet cover of Neil Young‘s “Harvest” featuring three part harmonies from Andrew Bird and Chris Stills (son of Neil’s pal Steven Stills).
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer – “Owl’s Misfortune”
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer’s latest release is out today and it unites bluegrass, classical Indian, and classical western music. This cool instrumental track was written by Fleck, who shares “I imagined creating a world where classical language could live alongside Indian musical rhythmic ideas—and since I wrote it, bluegrass lives there too. Parents of young kids will recognize the top-secret title reference.”