American Folk - Contemporary songs inspired by folk music traditions - Album Review
American Folk Contemporary songs inspired by folk music traditions
Putumayo , our very own musical Phileas Fogg, release an album of essential modern American folk. If you are new to the genre then what you can expect is picked acoustic guitars, fine vocals, beautiful harmonies and simple, subtle yet powerful songs that sink into the mind and haunt the memory.
With American Folk, Putumayo continues to highlight musicians who have written new songs inspired by folk traditions or have created new renditions of classic songs. This collection features well-known artists Natalie Merchant, Nanci Griffith and Patty Griffin as well as talented newcomers Josh Ritter, Lori Mckenna and many others. Additionally, EricBibb’s “Judge Not Your Brother” is appearing for the first time on American Folk, which hits stores on August 9th.
You don’t have to be a folk purist to appreciate this record. You will not find this a challenging listen. The calm emotive tunes wash over you, whisking you away to a relaxed and tranquil place that invokes images from a time when life was a little simpler.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of American Folk will be donated to Mercy Corps in support of their efforts to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure and productive communities.