Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Whitney
You've Got A Woman / Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)

Signed to Secretly Canadian, Whitney are Chicago's modern day answer to indie-rock. Their latest single is a glut of material is promising, You've Got A Woman / Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can) is an intriguing duo that fail to bore at any moment. The release is direct, candid and rooted deeply in groove.

Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues

CD and double-vinyl re-issue of Helplessness Blues, the sprawling second album from indie/folk sensations Fleet Foxes and which had the unenviable task of following one of the most beloved debuts of the Noughties and whose recording triggered a lengthy hiatus. Also the last Fleet Foxes album to include a certain Mr Josh Tillman... 

Ian William Craig
Slow Vessels

Ian William Craig somewhat returns to his tremendously loved 2016 album Centres with an EP that relocates some of those pieces onto voice, piano and acoustic guitar, with just a few licks of subtle tape manipulation lapping at the edges. Slow Vessels proves that Craig’s songwriting is just as powerful when it stands naked as when it is wreathed in fuzz magic. 12” on 130701.

Dana Jewell
Wants


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Danimal Kingdom
Vinyl Skipping Ever Backwards / Through The Ice


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Maia
Wild Waters

Maia are a forward thinking folk band that do very nicely thank you on the English folk scene. They marry traditional folk arrangements with more modern production techniques and unique songwriting. They are produced by Leeds sonic whizzkid Choque Hosein who teases out of them intense sci fi folk and whimsical off kilter psychedelic compositions. 
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bob Chance
It's Broken

The classic privately-pressed record re-issued for no other reason that it's pretty darn interesting. Bob Chance self released this in 1980 and seemed to be trying to make something somewhere between Bob Hope and Giorgio Moroder but what comes out is a kind of repetitive Arthur Russell-in-disco-mode slab of lo-fi pulse. As eccentric as it comes and just look at that sleeve...and those arms! 

Lucy Rose
Something's Changing

Singer songwriter Lucy Rose heads out on a new direction on this her third album. Inspired by a self funded trip to Latin America she returns with a lush album of introspective songwriting which incorporates strings, electronics and Daughter-like atmospherics but stretches her songs out into new and interesting shapes. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Grace Sings Sludge
Life With Dick

Grace Sings Sludge is the solo outing of Grace Cooper of The Sandwitches and The Fresh and Onlys, recorded at home where the full intensity of Grace’s yearning and unsettled lyrics can be properly expressed. Life With Dick, which is adorned with some of Grace’s watercolour artwork, is released by Empty Cellar.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Alejandro Escovedo
Gravity


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Head Of Programmes
The Spring Band Was


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John Wesley Coleman III / Gary Stewart
Oh Woman b/w Ramona


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Mark Lanegan
Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011

The entire career of ol' gravel voice Mark Lanegan compressed onto a 32 track 2CD or 3LP set. He's collaborated with everyone (Josh Homme and PJ Harvey to name but two) and appeared on countless labels including Sub Pop and Beggars Banquet so for the beginner it is daunting. This will sort you out for the time being but remember  - it only goes up to 2011 and he's done loads since then. Volume 2 incoming eventually (hopefully). 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Peter Perrett
How The West Was Won

Peter Perrett was of course singer in the Only Ones who were most famous for the monumental 'Another Girl, Another Planet'. Here he returns with his sons in tow for his first music in over twenty years. The gentle Lou Reed ish compositions are overlaid with his distinctive drawled vocals. The sort of music that couldn't be made by anyone without an addiction to heroin and sunglasses.   

James Elkington
Wintres Woma

James Elkington returns with his latest album for the Paradise Of Bachelors label this time going it alone (his 2015 collaboration with Nathan Salsburg 'Ambsace' was superb), his gentle fingerpicking folk textures are reminiscent of Nick Drake and Tim Buckley but have a certain virtuoso mathy quality, now a full time member of Chicago americana legends Brokeback alongside Doug McCombs James is starting to make a lasting impact on the american alt-folk scene. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Danny & The Champions Of The World
Brilliant Light

Those Roald Dahl and folk-rock fans Danny and the Champions of the World are back with a new and extra-large album named Brilliant Light, containing eighteen tracks over two discs. Oh and by the way, while stocks last you can get your hands on triple CD and triple LP editions that includes a whole extra album (Photogene) as a bonus! Ooooh. On Loose Music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Mark Kozelek & Sean Yeaton
Yellow Kitchen

Why does Mark Kozelek have so many friends? Here he sings over music made by Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) and features guest appearances by Will Oldham, Steve Shelley, Jim White and an actual woman in Holly Throsby. Let’s hope Kozelek kept his views to himself in the latter session. Very limited (to 300) CD only release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jeff Tweedy
Together At Last

Fans of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy's positively sweethearted oeuvre will be pleased to hear he's got a new solo record out! This time, instead of releasing a lengthy double-album of new tunes with his son on drums (so dad rock it hurts), he takes old and often classic Wilco material and strips it down. A solemn, acoustic record, Together At Last brings together songs from the humble country beginnings of Tweedy's band to their experimental, canonical outer reaches, putting them all in the same intimate context. And we promise you it's him on the cover, not Neil Young.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Various
American Epic: The Best of Country

A big old haul of 16 tracks taking you out to southern USA. All remastered to shine through in full glory, this compilation from Jack White’s Third Man label covers many of the influencers and pioneers within the american country music scene. Including tracks from Jimmie Rodgers, Dick Justice, Massey Family, and The Stripling Brothers.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Carter Family
American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family

After Jack White released his documentary American Epic, centred on music in the 1920s and the popular music boom, he has been crate digging, remastering and releasing a lot of pioneers responsible for country and blues through Third Man. Here we have 16 tracks of The Carter Family, whose harmonies and unique playing style influenced country and bluegrass immeasurably.

Various
From The Furthest Signals

Audiological Exploration Details: 1) Circle/Temple – The Séance/Search for Muspel-Light2) David Colohan – Brass Rubbings Club (Opening Titles)3) A Year In The Country – A Multitude Of Tumblings4) Sharron Kraus – Asterope5) Time Attendant – The Dreaming Green6) Depatterning – Aurora In Andromeda7) Sproatly Smith – The Thistle Doll8) Field Lines Cartographer – The Radio Window9) Grey Frequency – Ident (IV)10) Keith Seatman – Curious Noises & Distant Voices11) Polypores – Signals Caught Off The Coast12) The Hare And The Moon – Man Of Double Deed13) Pulselovers – Endless Repeats/Eternal Return14) Listening Center – Only The Credits Remain Artwork / encasment design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department. Both editions hand-finished and custom printed using archival giclée pigment ink by A Year In The Country.

Various
The Restless Field

Tracklist: 1) Ghosts Of Blood & Iron – Field Lines Cartographer2) Mortimer’s Cross – Vic Mars3) [ fears ] avaunt! upon ‘the’ hill – Bare Bones4) 3am M5 Field Raid – Assembled Minds5) Agrarian Lament – Grey Frequency6) Beneath The Cherry Trees – Endurance7) Congested District – Listening Center8) Badby 80 – Pulselovers9) Ribbons – Sproatly Smith10) Graveney Marsh – Polypores11) Last Best West (circ. 1896) – Depatterning12) Black Slab – Time Attendant13) A Mutable History Under A Bright June Sky – A Year In The Country14) Beyond Jack’s Gate – David Colohan
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Bob Dylan
The Essential Bob Dylan

Say no more: it’s The Essential Bob Dylan. It can’t have been easy to determine which parts of the old legend’s huge catalogue were ‘essential’ and which weren’t, but these 23 tracks do a pretty good job, showing us a good few different sides to Dylan’s never-ending journey, including the ‘reedy-voiced beat-poetry’ and the ‘deep-voiced country’ years. 2LP on Sony.
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Victoria Williams
Victoria Williams & The Loose Band 'Town Hall 1995'

Back in 1995 country starlet Victoria Williams was on tour and eventually landed at an unnamed Town Hall (we're guessing Pudsey) where this live set was recorded. Lou Reed turns up for a duet (which actually puts paid to our hunch that this was recorded in Pudsey) and a good impromptu time was had by all.   
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Merch
This Betrayal Will Be Our End

Merch is essentially a one man project, that man is Joe Medina. His mission, with the help of a revolving cast of characters, was to mix his childhood love of noisy punk with cello and jazz phrasings. This Betrayal Will Be Our End is the second album following the debut Crash Boom Bash. This Betrayal Will Be Our End is available on vinyl LP.

Andrew Weathers Ensemble
Guilford Country Songs


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Cursillistas
Observe Ember Weeks


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Kevin Tihista's Red Terror
On This Dark Street


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Glenn Jones
Against Which The Sea Continually Beats

I had no idea that Glenn Jones was in US post rockers Cul-De-Sac but there you go. You learn something every day. This is his 2007 solo album which perfectly demonstrates his style of American Primitive Guitar  - the fingerpicked style invented by John Fahey. First time on vinyl for this one and I’m guessing it will be lovely.   
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Trevor Sensor
Andy Warhol's Dream

Trevor Sensor is a young man who has a gravelly, growly voice that belies his years. This debut features members of Whitney as his backing band and is co-produced by Richard Swift and the one out of Foxygen. Like a lot of young people he lays his soul bare and doesn’t bottle it all up like they did in my day. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Kevin Morby
City Music

Kevin Morby is releasing a new twelve-track record entitled City Music. This is his fourth album that adds to an already classic collection of indie and folk style songs, but seemingly veers off on a different path than his previous releases. His monotone vocals and simplistic music style make for a quality and deep listening experience. 
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Johnny Flynn
A Larum

2007 was the year singer songwriter Johnny Flynn came of age playing a host of shows as well as releasing this his debut album. He travelled out to the Seattle countryside to record this with producer Ryan Hadlock (the Strokes etc) and the result more than lived up to the energy and pathos of his live shows. Now perhaps more famous as an actor, the album shows Flynn at the embryonic part of his musical career. 
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Jack Cheshire
Black Light Theatre

Heavily influenced by Can, Grizzly Bear, and Television london psych-folk artist Jack Cheshire has brought his long time collaborators together for his new album. Written within self imposed isolation and produced by Rob Ellis (Bat For Lashes/PJ Harvey) Black Light Theatre is filled with Bayonne esque percussive flutters and has one foot in the dark and one in the light.
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John Smith
Headlong

In these days of google-friendly artist and band names it's almost heartening that John Smith has stuck to his birth moniker rather than calling himself John Smmmmmmmmmith or similar. However his music is almost as bland as his name being the sort of hushed acoustic troubadour music with husky voice that will do pretty well in Radio 2 playlist meetings. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The R.G. Morrison
Slumber


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Halasan Bazar
Burns

Halasan Bazar are a Norwegian group who have done pretty well thank you in France. They probably need to be heard in other parts of the world too as this is lovely acid-drenched folk rock with nods to the Velvet Underground and the Byrds. Timeless psych and folk...perfect for swaying to on a hot summer's day.  
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Laughing Eye Weeping Eye
Beway


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Puzzle Muteson
Theatrics

Puzzle Muteson is an English songwriter who likes to pluck, pick and strum -- and leave it at that. His latest record, 'Theatrics', was made with the help of an all-star cat, including Nico Muhly and producing hero Valgeir Sigurðsson. 'Theatrics' is the follow-up to Puzzle Muteson's debut record, 'En Garde', and continues to follow his trend of simple narratives told in a soft, vulnerable voice. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Emily Hall
Folie a Deux

‘Folie à Deux’ is award winning British composer Emily Hall’s debut collaborative release with Icelandic singer songwriter and multiple times Björk collaborator, Sjón. Hall’s composition a piece of modern folk storytelling written for two vocalists, an acoustic harp and an electro-magnetic harp.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Secret Sisters
You Don't Own Me Anymore

You Don’t Own Me Anymore is the latest release from The Secret Sisters. A twelve-song collection of haunting and vocally mesmerising tracks that were written by accident and unintentionally became an album. A cracking collection of folk and country that sounds like it could be plucked from the USA some hundred years ago. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Compton & Batteau
In California

Compton & Batteau recorded their one and only album, In California in 1971, in California. It’s a classic-feeling suite of laid-back West Coast rock that instantly recalls a certain kind of troubador. The duo quickly vanished into obscurity, but In California has stuck around being quietly wonderful ever since. Now reissued by Earth Recordings!
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Alexis Taylor
Piano

Alexis Taylor steps away from the pop star spotlight of Hot Chip (or indeed the improv lamplight of About Group) for a subtle solo album in a shaded corner. Piano was recorded by Alexis alone, with just his voice and a grand piano, both untreated by effects. New songs and reimagined old ones alike. What a lovely, simple record. On Moshi Moshi.

Harry Tausig & Max Ochs
The Music of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs

Harry Taussig and Max Ochs are a pair of guitarists who were contemporaries of Robbie Basho and John Fahey (sharing space on a 1967 sampler LP), but whose American Primitivisms never picked up quite as wide a listenership. Tompkins Square have been working to change that, and this release, which features brand new material from these guitar veterans, does a great job. LP release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Ralegh Long
Upwards Of Summer

English songwriter Ralegh Long's debut album Hoverence was a baroque piece of English pop with nods to Nick Drake and Laura Nyro but here he's cranked up the volume and produced a set of upbeat guitar pop nuggets comparable to Robyn Hitchcock and perhaps Ron Sexsmith.  Chiming guitar melodies and no nonsense songwriting in tandem.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Will Beeley
Gallivantin'

Will Beeley put his Gallivantin’ album out private press style in an edition of 200 LPs back in 1971, making it an extremely rare find. But now happy days are here again: Gallivantin’ has received a lovely vinyl and CD reissue from the Tompkins Square label, making his wonderful alt-country originals (and radical covers of Bob Dylan and Buffy Sainte-Marie) available to average punters again.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove
Under The Covers

If anything Lydia Lunch isn’t exactly known for towing the line or being the regular artist. Here she continues her collaboration with Tony Chmelik’s Cypress Grove releasing an album of covers. Ranging from the profoundly popular to the deeply obscure (Jon Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello to Aaron Lee Tasjan) as well as covering one her own songs (Won’t leave you alone written with Big Sexy Noise) with a completely new twist. Limited vinyl copies.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Sam Amidon
The Following Mountain

Sam Amidon’s new album is unusual for him, in that every single song is an original composition of his. As well as regular collaborator and mighty musical all-rounder Shahzad Ismaily, our man Sam has managed to snare original 60’s-era free jazz drummer Milford Graves as a collaborator on The Following Mountain, so the standards are extremely high. CD and vinyl editions on Nonesuch.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Spectre Folk
Vol. 4

Spectre Folk is a group comprising some guys who’ve truly done their time in the indiesphere: Aaron Mullan of Tall Firs, Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, and Mark Ibold of Pavement, all backing the songs of Pete Nolan. Vol. 4, the first Spectre Folk album in five years, arrives in fine and relaxed style, with guitars that drone and chug and smoulder. Out on Vampire Blues.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Larkin Grimm
Chasing An Illusion

With a decade-long history releasing meandering tapestry records, Larkin Grimm has long since laid the ground for Chasing An Illusion. Her ominous songs bridge corners of genre including hints of neofolk, jazz and a backwards pastoral Americana, while her lyrics here stand as her most direct and confrontational, staring contests shot through warped musics.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Miranda Lee Richards
Existential Beast

Well this is a swift follow up to last years Echoes in the Dreamtime suggesting that Miranda Lee Richards is on something of a roll. These eight tracks showcase a murkier more mysterious take on her folk rock. She has pals in high places and has received good plaudits and airplay so hopefully this will get her exquisite music into more homes.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Julie Byrne
Rooms With Walls and Windows

This is the one before the one that got all the mass acceptance but still managed to get in the top albums of the year in Mojo. Here it has been re-issued with extra tracks. Hers is a hushed fingerpicked world where Leonard Cohen meets Vashti Bunyan.  Beautiful, mystical work. Get on board before she gets even more popular. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter
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  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Father John Misty
Pure Comedy

Here he comes again 'The Dancing Man' whose varied folk stylings on 'I Love You Honeybear' sent him from folk also-ran to beard of a generation. That album's mix of confessional songwriting, daring lyricism and evocative and diverse production made it more than just another folk album. I wonder how many songs on this much anticipated follow up are about his wife?  
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Crescent
Resin Pockets

Resin Pockets is the first musical proclamation from Crescent in a decade. Matt Jones’ and his Bristolian crew have therefore had plenty of time to slowly craft these songs of everyday life, some of which were recorded in the great outdoors. Resin Pockets is a rather special-sounding record of intimate folk-pop that’ll charm your ears if you are new to Crescent. CD / LP on Geographic.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Mike Cooper & Derek Hall
Out of The Shades

A proper rarity this one: Out Of The Shades was the first time Mike Cooper’s sound was ever put to tape, and one of just a few examples of him playing with folk guitarist Derek Hall. First released in 1965, this is the only reissue these 4 tracks have ever seen! 7” with accompanying notes, on Paradise Of Bachelors.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Billie Marten
Milk & Honey

Nice ethereal acoustic twiddlings from silky-voiced Ripon-based songstress Isabella Sophie Tweddle, aka Billie Marten. A Youtube sensation at the age of 12, Marten is now getting some serious attention, including a nomination for BBC Sound of 2016. And she's still only 17. According to her Wikipedia page she is, apparently, obsessed with alpacas. Interesting, but there's no mention of any llama-like shenanigans on 'Milk and Honey'. 

Viking Moses / Sam Goodwill
Clown School / Oxygen

Two inventive songwriters share wax on this here split 7” single, recorded in Edinburgh last summer. Apart from their inquisitive approach to songcraft, the through-line connecting Viking Moses’ Clown School and Sam Goodwill’s Oxygen is folk artist Ceylan Hay, who plays on both tracks. 7” on Song, By Toad.

House and Land
House and Land

Sally Anne Morgan and Sarah Louise Henson join forces to create House and Land. Both women being multi-instrumentalists, they have a wide range of musical variety at their fingertips, with Sarah playing the 12-string guitar, shruti box, bouzouki and performing vocals, while Sally plays the fiddle, banjo, shruti box and also sings. These two women make a strong duo. Since their formation (which was not long ago) they've already toured around the U.S twice, with many featuring names. This self titled album heavily portrays their eclectic brilliance as a duo.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Builders And The Butchers
The Spark

Portland's The Builders And The Butchers have delivered their fifth album, which they've named The Spark. The band place a strong emphasis on performance, and are apparently quite a thing to behold live on stage; and sometimes off stage.. Animated is the word. Expect plenty of anthemic, sing-along tunes. The guys have immersed themselves in icons such as Tom Waits. Can't wait. LP/CD on Badman.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

The Mountain Goats
Goths

Wordy and literate storyteller John Darnielle (and his Mountain Goats) has this time turned his attention to goth, both the music and the movement. Keenly eyed observations on those bands that didn't quite make it or what it meant to be goth all delivered nasally over Mountain Goats regular brand of strum-a-long folk -- or not, in this case, since they've ditched the guitars in favour of a synth-athon.

Malcolm Middleton
5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine

2002’s 5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine saw Arab Strap mainstay Malcolm Middleton step out as an artist on his own terms. Middleton has subsequently perked up over the course of a long and fruitful run of solo records, but 5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine is an album as wracked and self-examining as anything made by Middleton’s heroes Smog and Will Oldham. This new Chemikal Underground pressing comes souped-up with a bunch of rarities and demoes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Harvestman
Music For Megaliths

Steve Von Till, one of the key figures within Neurosis, has a solo project named Harvestman, in which he unshackles his guitar from straight song forms and summons up images of arcane civilisations. Music For Megaliths is carved out of shimmering abstracted guitar tones, drones and noises. Out on the Neurot label.

Rayland Baxter & Dylan LeBlanc
Luck Mansion Sessions

Jack White’s Third Man Records has teamed up with Luck Reunion to record a series of live-in-the-studio collaborative sessions. American roots music is the name of the game, and this edition features the pairing of Rayland Baxter and Dylan LeBlanc, both of whom know how to get real deep and moody with their songwriting. 7” release on Third Man.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Sarah Jarosz & Parker Millsap
Luck Mansion Sessions

Jack White’s Third Man Records has teamed up with Luck Reunion to record a series of live-in-the-studio collaborative sessions. American roots music is the name of the game, and Sarah Jarosz and Parker Millsap deliver some beautiful stripped-back country-folk, with the focus on their two perfectly-duetting voices. 7” release on Third Man.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Sun Kil Moon / Jesu
30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth

Oh no. Not again. Sun Kil Moon (aka Mark Kozelek) and Jesu (aka Justin K Broadrick) have been fans of one another for years and this is the second LP they've come up with together in recent times. The first one had it's moments so if they can reign in Kozelek's verbal diarrhoea this could be worth a listen. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bert Jansch
Living In The Shadows Part 2: On The Edge Of A Dream

Part two of the Living In The Shadows series, sub-titled On The Edge Of A Dream, contains the final recordings of Bert Jansch. This is everything the folk legend recorded in the 2000’s: the three albums Crimson Moon, Edge Of A Dream and The Black Swan, plus an extra disc of unreleased material. Presented in equally beautiful 4CD and 4LP editions, each packed with an informative book.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Korey Dane
Chamber Girls

Korey Dane, who is an excellent skateboarder as well as a musician, releases his second full-length album. Chamber Girls is a bright and bold set of invigorated indie, recorded pretty much live in the studio on analogue gear, for that extra punch. Chamber Girls is released by the Innovative Leisure label: CD and LP editions available.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Red House Painters
Red House Painters

Red House Painters were the sort of band you locked yourself in your house over a three month period and listened to obsessively. Well that's what i did. This was the first of their two self titled records (most commonly known as 'Bridge'). It sees Mark Kozelek start to perfect his the Smiths-at-16rpm slo-mo sound and contains some beautiful songs such as Uncle Joe. Ah gorgeous and utterly, utterly wonderfully miserable.  
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  • 4AD
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Will Stratton
Rosewood Almanac

Rosewood Almanac is the ten-piece release from Will Stratton. The record is a fluidly effortless collection of songs and contains ten delicately constructed pieces of art, that include a combination of beautiful and personal lyrics. A gentle mix of folk and acoustic music paired with breathy vocals. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Best Troubador

Best Troubador is a collection of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s paying tribute to one of his musical heroes the late Merle Haggard. Best Troubador flips through the back pages of the career of the late country star bringing fresh takes on some of his best work. Easy to tell that this has been a labour of love for the long smitten Will Oldham.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Lee Southall
Iron In The Fire

Lee Southall is the guitarist out of The Coral, recently relocated to the inner depths of the Calder Valley. This new locale has inspired him to move away from Coralled psychedelic indie and towards a kind of UK / US rural folk sound, complete with pedal steel. Iron In The Fire is a strong solo statement, released by the Wonderfulsound label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Greg Ashley
Pictures of Saint Paul Street

With a career spanning back into the 90s through the moniker of several bands, including The Strate-Coats, The Gris-Gris and The Mirrors, Greg Ashley has no intention of stopping yet. Pictures of Saint Paul Street is his latest venture, and one that critiques modern day society under the guise of solid folk songwriting.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Various
Lost Train Blues

Could there be a more quintessential subject for a blues compilation to centre around than the train? Unlikely. Lost Train Blues contains recordings made by the likes of John and Alan Lomax, which have been languishing in the vaults of the American Folklife Center for half a century or more. Many have never previously been released. Raw and wonderful blues recordings, accompanied by an informative booklet. LP on Jalopy Records.

Vic Chesnutt
Silver Lake

U.S-born songwriter Vic Chesnutt's legacy is still very much alive and kicking. Silver Lake is one of the most impressive of his whopping 17-album-large repertoire. Initially released in 2003, the full-length perfectly encapsulates a witty vision of America in Chesnutt's pleasant indie-folk.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

David Byrne
Live From Austin, TX

Here's a chance to buy a slice of, renown singer-songwriter, David Byrne's evolution on the live arena. Live From Austin, TX showcases the ex-Talking Heads member's on-stage flair perfectly. The performance, shot in 2001 soon after the release of 'Look Into The Eyeball', is an absolute must see for any fan.

Mark Lanegan Band
Gargoyle

The gravel-voiced ex-Screaming Trees frontfella Mark Lanegan created this new album with substantial help from ex-Exit Calm man Rob Marshall, who donated ten pieces for Lanegan to add to. The resulting Gargoyle album is a gothically moody epic of alternative rock, anchored by Lanegan’s rich vocals and some fierce guitars. On Heavenly.

Joan Shelley
Joan Shelley

Another perfectly balanced folk record from Joan Shelley. Joan’s band on this album features Spencer Tweedy, James Elkington, Nathan Salsburg and Wilco main-man Jeff Tweedy, who also produces. Joan Shelley is a personal, sensitive and intimate set of songs from a wonderful voice. CD / LP release on No Quarter.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Doug Tuttle
Peace Potato

The third full length solo venture from Wildildlife and Mmoss member Doug Tuttle. Performing and recording the entire album himself at home, Peace Potato is chocka with Beatles charm, George Harrison in particular, and summer afternoon dream state bliss. On black or indie only coloured vinyl or CD from Trouble In Mind.

Pokey LaFarge
Manic Revalations

Hello Mrs LaFarge  - is your Pokey in? It really is quite some name but that hasn’t stopped the Poke-meister from forging a decent career as an old fashioned songwriter just sayin; what he’s see in’, adding horns to it and sounding something like Graham Parker and the Rumour or maybe a hint of Dexys. Good solid fun. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Justin Townes Earle
Kids In The Street

Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle, presents his seventh full-length record, Kids In The Street. The album was recorded with Mike Mogis, Paul Niehaus, and a special selection of guest musicians, picked for their affinity with Justin’s roots-based Americana folk approach. Kids In The Street is released by New West.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Tara Jane O’Neil
Tara Jane O’Neil

Tara Jane O'Neil was once in the magnificent Rodan but has long since been more noted for her wandering and prolific solo career. Here she teams up with a bunch of people for what she calls a 'singer-songwriter endeavour' half of which was recorded at Wilco's 'The Loft' studio. Another missive to add to a career that continues to follow an idiosyncratic path.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Seabuckthorn
Turns

From his whirlwind of psychedelia, Seabuckthorn (aka Andy Cartwright) builds upon his 2016 full-length with 10 track album - Turns. Typically misty and embodied with confusion, this is an experimental twist of modern classical. Cold and metallic landscape are forged within this extremely cinematic cut.
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Scout Paré-Phillips
Door Left Open

Since 2015’s dark Heed The Call, Door Left Open is the follow up full length from Scout Paré-Phillips. Still just as brooding and heavy, her vocal style and songwriting kicks like a shadowed Joni Mitchell, with the sparse presence of Leonard Cohen. The Multi-instrumentalist crafts a unique style of dark folk, sometimes heavy and burgeoning, others, delicate and distant.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

A Lilac Decline
The Mountain Rages

A Lilac Decline is the solo project of Cecilia Danell, of both Cubs and Loner Deluxe. The Mountain Rages is an atmospheric suite of intuitive folk music recorded with a brace of traditional instruments, field recordings, wine glasses, shortwave radios etc. for a intimate and individual DIY sound. Cassette release on Rusted Rail.
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Shirley Collins
Shirley Sings Irish

Shirley Collins is credited with the English Folk Revival of the 1960's and 70's, and rightly so. She has released many great records that even listeners who might not be too loving of folk (especially English folk) occasionally pop on one of her records. Shirley Sings Irish is a remastered and limited edition 7" with some rare photographs included, for good measure. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Trembling Bells / Alex Rex
The Auld Triangle

Like a sort of raggle-taggle version of Band Aid, Scottish folk minstrels Trembling Bells have hauled a pile of their famous friends into the studio to sing this song much beloved of drunks. Alasdair Roberts, Ricky Ross (really?) , Dan Haywood, Mike Heron, Scott Fagan and Amy Cutler all lend a hand on a tune which could rival 'Fairytale of New York' in the weep at Christmas stakes. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter

Lee Hazlewood
Trouble Is A Lonesome Town

Remastered for your listening pleasure in the original mono, Trouble is a Lonesome Town was moustachioed baritone Lee Hazlewood's first ever album. Originally released in 1963, this double album features 15 whole bonus tracks and a very informative booklet. A must for anyone who loves cowboys and stories and amusing facial hair. So, everyone basically. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Folk / Country / Singer-songwriter