Simple Folk wanted.
October 31, 2013 4:12 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend any contemporary folk artists producing uncontemporary folk music?
posted by Caskeum to Media & Arts (36 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a big fan of old folk songs, roots, blues, mountain songs, sea shanties etc in the vein of recordings found in Alan Lomax's collections. I was recently introduced to some current musicians playing similar stuff, some original and some reinterpreted, like Frank Fairfield, Sam Amidon and Tim Eriksen, and found it very refreshing to hear new voices sing these old tunes with little embellishment, maintaining simple instrumentation and mastering. I also liked their own compositions. If you know of any solo performers, gropus or bands doing likewise I'd be grateful if you'd share.