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British folk music perfection is on Sam Lee’s new song “Bushes & Briars,” which will be included on Lee’s songdreaming record (out March 15). According to Sam, this is “an album dedicated to the natural world and a suite of love songs to the Earth sourced out of my lifelong adoration, concern and fascination with nature, especially the natural heritage of the British Isles.”
Olivia Barton is a singer/songwriter from Orlando, Florida who writes indie folk rock songs in the vein of The Staves and Phoebe Bridgers. She recently released her latest EP Big Sad which features the irresistible “Sonic.”
The Baltimore old time band (featuring Folk Alley’s Brad Kolodner!) is back with a new album Salt Box (out February 2). The band shares: “Our new album Salt Box is as much a tribute to our beloved hometown of Baltimore as it is a demonstration of the band’s growth as we pass the decade mark. The record is named for the salt-filled wooden crates lining Baltimore’s streets in the winter.”
Rainbow Girls are the trio made up of Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey. Their latest album Welcome to Whatever came out in December and features the groovy “No Limits.”