Friday isn’t just the long-awaited end of the week. It’s also when the new music drops, and we are here for it. Below you’ll find five great new songs from albums releasing this summer. You can hear far more where these come from if you tune into Cindy Howes’ Fresh Cuts show every Friday afternoon at 2pm ET/11am PT and listen to the best new folk music available. (Or just click on the Fresh Cuts playlist here our website or on the Folk Alley app, and enjoy the best new music anytime that suits you!)
The country queen and the indie darling got together to co-write a song then recorded it at Wynonna’s family farm. Hearing that sweet Katie Crutchfield songwriting against Wynonna’s particular magic is a welcome treat for summertime.
From her new album, The Veil, which releases today. Carey was originally commissioned to write this song by two old friends, for their wedding anniversary. Touched by its meaning, she adapted it for wider release and we can all be grateful.
This cover of Neil Young’s classic song from the angelic-voiced singer-songwriter’s recent EP full of covers songs. (It also includes covers of the Talking Heads and David Bowie.)
Australian Vance Joy wrote this sweet love song about the joy of connection, the balance inherent in any healthy relationship, and how it feels to be apart from someone you love.
The beloved Kentucky duo has a new album ready to release next week and this single from it captures a family story about a grandfather, NAVY pilot, and war veteran who lived into his gratitude.