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Thirteen

Thirteen by Bedouine, Waxahatchee and Hurray for the Riff Raff is a bittersweet cover of the Big Start song, the perfect soundtrack for loevely late summer weather and an antidote to the news. Find the single on bandcamp.

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All You Fascists Bound To Lose Stumbled over this Woody Guthrie cut from a 1940s radio broadcast. The other performers are Sonny Terry, Pete Seefer and Cisco Houston (probably.)  BRB, need to dust off my guitar. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Hard-working orchestral folk punk band East Cameron Folkcore is releasing a lot of material in September. There is an all-new LP  Better Off coming out in September (in Germany on Grand Hotel van Cleef) as is Fossils, an all-acoustic, live EP of older, truly stunning material. The EP is streaming on soundcloud now, and available for streaming […]

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Okkervill River – or rather, Will Sheff  – have released a new song, “Okkervil River R.I.P.”, and as usual, it is beautiful, sad, and literary. Unfortunately, the upcoming release might be the last one.  (ATO Records)

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‘Most People’ is Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s contribution to a upcoming charity compilation Refugee that will benefit the Malta’s Migrant Offshore Aid Station. It’s also Will Oldham’s contribution to the whole refugee debate, in a sense. Refugee, a project by Scottish folk singer Robin Adams, will be released on June 3rd via BRAINFOG RECORDS.

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Hurray for the Riff Raff’s feminist retelling of the murder ballad, “The Body Electric” is my favorite and possible most important (folk) song of the year. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CzHUNNzfHjw I first heard of Lydia Loveless via NPR Music’s Austin 100. Her rocker “Really Wanna See You” is a great intro into her current work: The great voice, the lyrics full of honesty and wit, and her backing band that takes her “classic country music success story” and gives it more of an musical […]

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“Germany’s Been Cold At Me”

Hurray For The Riff Raff’s new album Small Town Heroes is a beautiful piece of timeless yet contemporary folk music. It’s streaming as a First Listen on the NPR Music blog. I’m looking forward to the release on February 11th.

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This song is copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we […]

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My biggest fear in the world Is introducing myself in the grave After all my years living free I don’t have much to say David Ramirez: An Introduction An Introduction is not a new song, but I just discovered it when I checked out daytrotter after months of ignoring the great site. Ramirez’ session is stunning. […]