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.

Brent Cobb – “Patina” 

From the album Southern Star (out today), “Patina” was written by Cobb’s wife Layne. He says: “All it took was the first line, the way she originally wrote it went ‘You got one hand on the wheel and one on my thigh. You got a way that makes my heart feel like it’s flyin…’ and it pulled me right out of my head and back down to earth.”

Dori Freeman – “Do You Recall”  

“Do You Recall” acts as the title track to Dori Freeman’s upcoming release (out November 17).  Dori shares, “I grew up in a family that played a lot of traditional music, but my dad played a lot of other types of music for me, too. I’d go to fiddler’s conventions, but I’d also watch my dad play jazz, swing, country, and rock & roll. He was a big fan of singer-songwriters. I think that variety has a lot to do with the way my own songwriting has developed.”

Kishi Bashi – “Red, White, and Blue” 

Kishi Bashi’s new release Music from the Song Film: Omoiyari (out November 17) is the companion soundtrack to the forthcoming A Song Film By Kishi Bashi: “Omoiyari” documentary co-directed by Ishibashi and Justin Taylor Smith. The film focuses on Ishibashi’s own six-year journey of discovery surrounding his research of the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans that followed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Antje Duvekot – “Girl on a Wire” 

German-born, Boston-based Antje Duvekot is back with the best album of her career. Fiercely confronting trauma, “Girl on a Wire” acts as the album’s centerpiece, held warmly in producer Mark Erelli’s tasteful style. 

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