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.

Lilli Lewis – “Sin Eater”

Out today, Lilli Lewis’ Righteous Babe Records debut All Is Forgiven features the song “Sin Eater.” Lewis’s unique musical style glides easily between folk, roots, Americana, funk, gospel, and jazz.

Katie Pruitt –  “Blood Related” 

Enjoy a new song from Katie Pruitt addressing complicated family dynamics. Pruitt shares, “‘Blood Related’ is about the incredibly nuanced relationship between parent and child. Aside from the obvious generational differences, we’re living in a very divided time. For some people going home for the holidays might feel isolating. I hope this song brings you comfort in knowing you’re not alone in the never-ending struggle to relate. It’s okay to disagree with the people that raised you. It’s also okay to just enjoy each other’s company and find simple things to talk about. In doing so, you might find a little common ground after all.”

John Craigie – “While I’m Down” 

The Portland, Oregon-based singer, songwriter, and producer is back with a very collaborative album with fellow Portland musicians TK & The Holy Know-Nothings. Craigie says: “With my last album Mermaid Salt, I really wanted to explore the sound of isolation and solitude as everyone was heading inside. With this record, I wanted to record the sound of everyone coming back out.”

Joy Clark – “Gumbo Christmas” 

Joy Clark delights in her new holiday song “Gumbo Christmas.” Written as a Christmas tribute to her late grandmother, she shares: “This holiday season will be a bittersweet one for me and my family and I’m so glad I could offer some holiday cheer through this anthem!”

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