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Pat Dam Smyth: Goodbye Berlin EP

Pat Dam Smyth offers up more beautifully literate narratives on emotionally rich new EP.

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Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards - “California Calling” (video) (premiere)

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards create a stunning, forward-looking sound that charts a path for innovation in folk music.

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Esmerine: Mechanics of Dominion

Esmerine is a post-rock act fusing chamber music with near Eastern folk music tradition. Mechanics of Dominion is fueled by the current state of the world and the dangers of climate change.

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Dan Reeder - “Nobody Wants to Be You” (audio) (premiere)

Dan Reeder's "Nobody Wants to Be You" could be the soundtrack to a 1950s film noir, but one in which you never see the femme fatale.

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Willie Watson: Folksinger Vol. 2

On Folksinger Vol. 2, Willie Watson once again establishes himself as a fine interpreter of song.

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John Goraj - “Birds of Paradise” (audio) (premiere)

Delicate vocals meet with intricate, soft-spoken melodies on this emotive folk tune about finding a new lease on life.

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams: Contraband Love

The truest Americana doesn’t just convey sound; it captures feeling. On their sophomore release, Campbell and Williams prove themselves masters of the form in the fullest sense.

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Sprung from a $36 Ukulele: ‘Joni: The Anthology’

If Joan Baez was the purest folkie, Judy Collins the chanteuse, then Joni Mitchell was probably the siren.

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9 Oct 2017 // 8:24 AM

David Crosby: Sky Trails

David Crosby gets a second (third? fourth?) wind and releases two albums in less than a year. Good ones, too...

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Ane Brun - “I Wanna Know What Love Is” (video) (premiere)

Ane Brun recreates Foreigner's famous "I Wanna Know What Love Is" as a gorgeous and affecting folk-pop song.

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Susanne Sundfør: Music for People in Trouble

Susanne Sundfør is quiet and loud in her introspection, creating an album that is flexible in its sound and glorious in its self-meditation.

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Jeffrey Martin - “One Go Around” (audio) (premiere)

Jeffrey Martin creates moving folk tune reflecting on the idea that we have only "one go around" this earth. So, we better make it count.

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Pentangle: The Albums: 1968-1972

A definitive collection and an opportunity to re-evaluate one of the most important and underappreciated bands of the British Folk Revival.

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Langhorne Slim - “House of My Soul” (audio) (premiere)

Langhorne Slim is back with his incomparable folk music that urges people to reconnect with each other in meaningful ways.

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Peter Oren - “Falling Water” (audio) (premiere)

Peter Oren creates deeply analytical Americana music reflective of both the artist and the modern state of the world.

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The Healing Power of Music: A Conversation with Linda Perhacs

At 75, Linda Perhacs shows no signs of slowing down creatively, returning for her third album a mere three years after a more than 40-year absence.

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26 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

Josh Ritter: Gathering

On his ninth full-length studio album, Josh Ritter continues to combine poetic imagery with organic, expertly crafted arrangements.

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Rising Appalachia - ‘Alive’ (album stream) (premiere)

Rising Appalachia create unifying, renewing live music that blends folk and soul sounds from around the world on their new album, Alive.

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Van Morrison: Roll with the Punches

Calling Morrison enigmatic is like calling candy sweet: it’s the defining characteristic. Morrison’s best music has always been complex and mysterious.

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Stills & Collins: Everybody Knows

Their voices blend together well, especially on the title song. The roughness of Stephen Stills’ leathery vocals meshes well with Judy Collins’ velvety crooning and fits the black humor of Cohen’s lyrics.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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