Get ready to update your playlist with the best folk music of 2019. From new artists to well-known favourites, these are the tracks that should be on your radar.
The Top Folk Albums of the Year
1. Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman
2. The Ballad of the Rogue Lawyer – Cara Luft
3. Another Day – Darlingside
4. The Lookout – Driftwood Soldier
5. Singing You Home – The Honey Dewdrops
6. Echolocation – Session Americana
7. The Lighthouse and the Whaler – This Is Why We Fight
8. Love Is Liberty – Tim Grimm and Emma Grimm
9. Way Down Hadestown – Anaïs Mitchell
10. Ain’t We Brothers – John Prine
The Best Folk Songs of the Year
2019 was a great year for folk music, with new releases from some of our favorite artists and many fresh new faces on the scene. Below, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best folk songs of the year, from anthemic ballads to delicate acoustic tunes.
“The Revenant” by Mount Eerie
“Black Water” by Dolly Parton
“Green Green Rocky Road” by Paul Simon
“Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)” by Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford
“You Are My Sunshine” by Jimmie Davis & Charles Mitchell
“Bury Me Beneath The Willow” by Sarah Jarosz
“Down In The Willow Garden” by The Punch Brothers
“Last Leaves Of Autumn” by John Prine & Margo Price
The Rising Stars in Folk Music
Folk music has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with a new generation of performers taking up the mantle of traditional folk musicians. These rising stars are keeping the folk music tradition alive and bringing it to new audiences. Here are some of the bestfolk music performers of 2019.
The Folk Music Festivals You Need to Attend
Folk music has been having a moment for the past few years, and 2019 is shaping up to be the genre’s biggest year yet. With a new generation of folk singers and songwriters taking influence from the greats that came before them, there’s never been a better time to get into folk music. And what better way to do that than by attending one of the many fantastic folk festivals happening around the world this year?
Here are some of the best folk music festivals happening in 2019:
-Newport Folk Festival (USA)
-Glastonbury Festival (UK)
-Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
-Folk by the Oak (UK)
-Tønder Festival (Denmark)
The Best Folk Music Venues in the Country
Folk music has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and there are now many excellent venues across the country that showcase this style of music. Here are some of the best folk music venues in the United States:
The Bowery Ballroom in New York City is one of the most iconic folk music venues in the country. This historic club has hosted many legendary folk musicians over the years, and it continues to be a popular destination for both up-and-coming and established artists.
The Station Inn in Nashville is another renowned folk music venue. This intimate club is known for its excellent sound quality, and it attracts some of the biggest names in folk music.
The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago is one of the most respected institutions in the genre. The school offers classes and workshops for all levels, as well as live shows featuring both local and touring artists.
The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley is a well-known hotspot for live folk music in the Bay Area. This intimate venue has excellent acoustics and a welcoming atmosphere, making it a favorite among both musicians and fans alike.