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.

Matt & Shannon Heaton – “Maid of Selma/Rose in the Heather/DGaF”

Matt & Shannon Heaton’s sixth duo album is a collection of traditional and modern tunes (and one song), played on Irish flute, guitar and bouzouki. The opening tune “Maid of Selma/Rose in the Heather/DGaF,” features Shannon’s signature flute floating over Matt’s rhythmic guitar playing.

The Decemberists – “Burial Ground” 

A new single from The Decemberists marks their first release in six years! A favorite in their live set, “Burial Ground” features vocals from James Mercer of The Shins and was produced by Tucker Martine.

Madi Diaz – “Don’t Do Me Good” (featuring Kacey Musgraves)

“Don’t Do Me Good” appears on Madi Diaz’s new album Weird Faith (out today). Of the song, she shares “This song is about that person that we keep coming back to no matter how many times they let us down… It’s stubborn, it’s defiant, it’s hopeful, and it’s aggressively optimistic.”

Billy Keane – “Returning to the Garden” (featuring The Mammals)

“Returning to the Garden,” Billy Keane’s new single with the legendary The Mammals, is a lively acoustic jam from the Western Mass-based singer/songwriter.

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