The New Folk

I am loving the new folk/country sound that is currently being embraced by so many bands, both old and new. Here’s a taste of some new sounds from some of the artists who are making waves in this Lost Shark’s world.

 

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One More American Song – The Duke and the King

Another slice of brilliance from the super talented Simone Felice. Felice toured as a poet for over a decade and has penned two novels alongside his songwriting credits for The Felice Brothers and now The Duke and the King, and his work as a writer is evident here… this is lyrically superb. This is from their debut album Nothing Gold Can Stay.

 

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The First Days of Spring – Noah and the Whale

Charlie Fink is a man with a broken heart. This fact is not hidden in any way shape or form on the album The First Days of Spring. Fink has also turned his talents to producing a film of the same name. This may well earn a place as one of the great breakup albums of all time… lovelorn and luxurious.

 

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You Can Move Back Here – Richmond Fontaine

This track is from this Oregon quartet’s supremely titled eighth long player, ‘We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River’. Singer/songwriter, Willy Vlautin, is another man with two novels under his belt (Motel Life and Northlines). Vlautin’s literary musings combined with the bands sonic palette have produced some breathtaking songs during their career… can’t wait for this album to hit our shores.

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4 responses to “The New Folk

  1. littlej

    i love noah and the whale! and the duke and the king. and richard fontaine’s film clip – hilarious. just some dudes rocking out in the woods. and there’s a guy in a beanie!

    • gnunn

      You can’t beat a man with a broken heart j. And all these guys – Simone, Charlie & Willy – know there way around a good ol’ fashioned heartbreak. And a beanie in the woods… what more do you need to rock out!

  2. mr oCean

    “This is the last song that I write while still in love with you”
    What a beautiful deep breath and look to the horizon line!

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