You can't get much more traditional American folk than a song inspired by, erm, Rick Springfield.
New England folk trio Low Lily will be releasing their debut EP this week, and as you can hear on the new track "The Girl's Not Mine", the trio of Lissa Schneckenburger, Liz Simmons, and Flynn Cohen have an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound.
"For many years, Lissa wanted to write a song inspired by Rick Springfield’s classic song 'Jessie’s Girl', which sings of the protagonist’s a passionate desire for another man’s girlfriend," Simmons tells PopMatters. "This is her poetic take on that theme, and Flynn and Lissa wrote an instrumental bridge for the middle that is inspired by traditional fiddling. A new folk song that draws inspiration from tradition and age-old themes, adding in a hint of '80s pop."
It's a blend that works beautifully. Just listen for yourself.