Rolling Folk thread 2017


#1

Absolutely loving the Alex Rex album

What else has been good?
Weird and non weird stuff welcome


#2

Anyone like Joan Shelley? Her new album is out this week.


#3


this album is great, especially if you like your folk with a bit of trebly electric guitar


#4

this Lisa O’Neill album was out last year but i think it’s only just come out in the UK


#5

Liking this


#6

New Heather Woods Broderick song is lovely


#7

obviously this is not new but y’know, folk n that…

old magic


#8

oh and the reason I went down the folk rabbit hole today was this group, who are just releasing an album and are incredible


#9

News for fans of The Weather Station:


#10

I’m obsessed with Nic Jones at the moment. Especially this song:

Its fun coming up with alternative lyrics that suit the melody. With a bit of adaption it would make many a great football song


#11

really like this one by him, very good to sing into the wind when out walking

strange choice of youtube image!


#12

Nic Jones if amazing Penguin Eggs is one of the best albums of all time.


#13

Anyone checked this out?


#14

i like this elkhorn record

it’s like fahey stuff with electric psychy improvising on top


#15

The demos are really good. Had the original album on vinyl at home as a kid.


#16

Bright phoebus -the song- is on the four disc acoustic folk box. I hadn’t paid much attention to it until this year when I realised that it’s so so good. Just a tiny perfectly formed song. I will be checking this out.


#17

this popped up on my amazon recommends


#18

this Zimpel / Ziolek record is pretty sick
from the Stara Rzeka guy and a Polish free jazz guy.

only 5 euro too


#19

This isn’t from this year, not even this century but, I found it on youtube earlier this year after looking for it for years. My Dad recorded this on vhs (although he didn’t upload it) and i used to absolutely razz the last 10 minutes (the version of New York Girls is still in my top 10 favourite songs of all time).

Anyway watching Jools Holland I saw Seth Lakeman playing with Robert Plant and it reminded that there is a more obscure version of Kitty Jay that is featured on this by Heather Joyce who passed into obscurity even in the folk scene.

The whole documentary is worth a watch some fantastic performances and really insightful interviews and isn’t probably isn’t a bad place to start if you want to get into folk music particularly since Folk Britannia is quite hard to find.