New in Folk Country & Singer Songwriter

Curated by Indie30 on Spotify, this new music playlist features 30 independently made tracks from the worlds of folk, country and the singer-songwriter. All tracks featured in this playlist can be accessed in its 2021 companion here.

Kathleen Edwards Returns With New Album; Shares “Options Open”

“I’m an excellent barista”  Kathleen Edwards to The Toronto Star, November 2014. It’s fair to say that since delivering her powerfully wry debut album Failer in 2002 Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards built quite a reputation for marching to the beat of her own drum, embracing imperfection, defying expectation. Ten years on from that debut and […]

Update: New Folk Country & Singer-Songwriter – An Indie30 Playlist on Spotify

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 […]

End of Year Lists – Best of 2019 Series Starts Today

Yes, we know we’re now in the second month of 2020 and 2019 is fading fast… no… actually its gone…, but for what’s its worth out of the 6,000 or so tracks we featured across our seven playlists this we’ve finally completed the part exhilirating/part painstaking process to compile our Best of Lists for 2019. […]

New Folk Country & Singer-Songwriter – A Playlist by Indie30 on Spotify

The quality keeps coming thick and fast in this third week of January, the week the music world kicks back into gear. Just added another seven quality tracks to our New Folk Country & Singer-Songwriter Playlist on Spotify over the past day or so. They come courtesy of (with related release details in brackets) Melbourne […]


“I had people who were wanting me to get rid of the [pedal] steel, get rid of the fiddle. My feeling is, ‘Screw it, I’m just gonna do what I want to.’ It’s being honest to yourself. It’s a feeling that I get when I play these songs — there’s an honesty that’s conveyed. Some […]


featuring LAUREN PRATT ♦ PAULA COLE ♦ JIMBO SCOTT JONAH TOLCHIN ♦ LOLA KIRKE & BRENT COWLES FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK ♦ TAYLOR ROGERS NATALIE PADILLA ♦ CATHERINE MACLELLAN FRIENDSHIP ♦ CHAMPS Boston based singer-songwriter Lauren Pratt gets our New Folk, Country & Singer Songwriter Independent Music Playlist on Spotify underway with the sobering but ultimately […]