Hear the Best New Folk Music with Fresh Cuts Friday

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In the meantime, check out some of the best new music we’ve been listening to this week.

Kaia Kater – “Fédon” (featuring Taj Mahal)

After six years, Kaia Kater returns with Strange Medicine (out May 17) and has released “Fédon,” featuring Taj Mahal. Kaia says: “Recorded with my hero, the legendary Taj Mahal, the song tells the story of Julien Fédon, a revolutionary Black man who led a year-long rebellion in Grenada against the British crown, all in the name of the emancipation of enslavement for all Black Grenadians.”

Gaby Moreno – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” 

Gaby Moreno swings on this new Bob Dylan cover. Taken from her ninth album Dusk (out now), the song showcases her diverse music prowess as she embraces blues, rock n roll and Latin folk, performed in English and Spanish.

The Secret Sisters – “All the Ways” (featuring Ray LaMontagne)

A new romantic jam from The Secret Sisters from their upcoming album Mind, Man, Medicine (out March 29). Of the track, the sisters reflect, “When we wrote this song, we didn’t know our fifth album would be partially recorded in our hometown area, at FAME studios. But, perhaps subconsciously, we were channeling the legendary soul music that was captured just a few miles from our stomping grounds at the same studio many decades ago. This is a song that drinks from the well of Muscle Shoals. We were humbled and ecstatic to feature our longtime friend and inspiration, Ray LaMontagne, on this track.”

Yann Falquet – “La Rose”

Yann Falquet’s debut album, Les secrets du ciel (The Secrets of the Sky) (out May 3), produced by Quinn Bachand, revisits obscure traditional songs to create a cohesive narrative of yearning, love, and loss. As a founding member of the Quebecois folk trio Genticorum, Falquet brings 20 years of artistry as well as an all-star cast of musicians to this project.

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