The current state of play in our New Folk Country Singer-Songwriter Playlist is the result of the addition of no less than 20 new tracks emanating from a number of stellar full length releases. Country highlights include the title track from Nashville singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt‘s fourth album, the multi-faceted Walking Proof. Quality bluegrass in the form of ‘Moving Up, Moving On by another Nashville resident, artist and producer Thomm Jutz from his new album and the second volume of To Live In Two Worlds. Plus, the new single ‘Voices’, an appropriately self described”gut-punching ballad” from Texas country artist Joshua Ray Walker.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Jill Andrews, Caleb Caudle, Anthony da Costa and Sarah Peacock complete the new country tracks.
On the folk side, Montreal singer-songwriter Basia Bulat contributes the measured surrealism of ‘Hall of Mirrors’ from her brand new full length Are You In Love, ‘Dreamland’ is the delicate single from Bay Area artist Zelma Stone while the gentle shuffle of ‘Don’t Bring No Ladder’ comes courtesy of Eef Barzelay, whose welcome resurrection of his Clem Snide moniker has resulted in precipitous calm of Forever Just Beyond. his first album in five years. They are joined by Dublin singer-songwriter Jenny Lindfors aka Sailing Stones, former Delta Mae guitarist Courtney Hartman with a little help from Jacob Blumberg, young Irish artist Patricia Lalor and Austin singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz.
The final word here centres on the glistening and sensory new album Saint Cloud, the fifth album from Waxahatchee, the project belonging to Katie Crutchfield. The latest single, the jangling lilt of ‘Can’t Do Much’ kicks everything off.
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