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National Park Radio - ‘The Great Divide’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Great Divide is dance music in its most traditionally American sense: this is the stuff you waltz to around a campfire with your sweetheart.

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Edison - “Open Road” (audio) (premiere)

Edison’s “Open Road” is an upbeat piece of acoustically-inclined folk, all harmonicas and handclaps and good cheer.

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Bob Brown: The Wall I Built Myself / Willoughby’s Lament

Tompkins Square brings a pair of forgotten 1970s gems long cherished by vinyl collectors into the digital age. Bob Brown’s delicate baroque-folk musings will be welcome to fans of the singer-songwriter genre.

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Chaim Tannenbaum: Chaim Tannenbaum

Tannenbaum reinvigorates traditional folk with his compelling debut.

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Josh Ritter Gives Beautiful Performance at Prospect Park (Photos)

Josh Ritter kicks off a string of summer U.S. shows with rousing free performance at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

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Riding the Undercurrent: An Interview with Sarah Jarosz

After a whirlwind three years, Jarosz finds herself at the precipice of her most-anticipated release yet, and it all begins with stripping things down.

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Sara Watkins - “Young in All the Wrong Ways” (Singles Going Steady)

"Young in All the Wrong Ways" showcases Sara Watkins sinewy, up-from-the-toes wail and knack for writing songs suffused with heart-wrenching sincerity.

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Christian Lopez Band - “Stay With You” (live) (exclusive download)

Christian Lopez Band's “Stay With You” is a lush beauty, warmth seeping out of every pore.

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Gravel Kings - “Come As You Are” (Nirvana cover) (audio) (premiere)

Gravel Kings shows that Nirvana’s overwhelmingly sad ethos translates well into the often overwhelmingly sad realm they inhabit.

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Sara Watkins: Young in All the Wrong Ways

On her third solo release, Sara Watkins struggles to find a true sense of self following the end of a relationship, resulting in a multi-level transitional exercise in soul-baring and genre-hopping.

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Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers - “Over the Rise” (ft. Justin Vernon) (video) (premiere)

Bruce Hornsby's new song/video draws as much from the northern folk of Bon Iver as it does from the soul of deep Appalachia.

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy: More Revery

Long out-of-print set from Bonny (no "Prince" and note the different spelling of Bonnie here) Billy resurfaces in expanded form. It's Will Oldham sounding ferocious and loud. A welcome return.

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Deepakalypse - “Dim Sum” (audio) (premiere)

There are a lot of different ways folk and punk can cross, and Deepakalypse’s method of crossing the two merges them on the troubador plane.

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The Devil Makes Three - “Drunken Hearted Man” (Singles Going Steady)

The first single from the Devil Makes Three's upcoming covers album is fast and upbeat while being lyrically really dark.

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21 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Pete Seeger: Pete-Pak

A compelling example of Pete Seeger's artistry and character, in both audio and video form.

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Sarah Jarosz: Undercurrent

The atmospherics are rich on Undercurrent. Even when Sarah Jarosz just sings the mundane language of ordinary conversations, her words suggest that much more is meant than is said.

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Nathan Bell - “I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love” (video) (premiere)

Nathan Bell's mellow, world-weary folk music chronicles the endless grind of all shades of the working person in America.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:10 AM

Elephant Revival: Petals

Following the departure of a prominent band member, Elephant Revival holds its own with a restructuring on Petals.

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Austin Lucas: Between the Moon and the Midwest

Between the Moon and the Midwest is a collection of tales told by those with broken hearts and proud souls.

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10 Jun 2016 // 11:30 AM

Band of Horses - “Whatever, Wherever” (Singles Going Steady)

"Whatever, Wherever" is a stripped-down acoustic paean to the selflessness of love.

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