Bandcamp Pick - Week Seven
Welcome to week seven of my Bandcamp picks. For the other weeks you can find the links at the bottom.
This week I decided to do things a little different. I went to Bandcamp’s new releases and randomly clicked on them to find the first ten I liked.
Why? Well, it’s a good way to find new music I otherwise wouldn’t have heard. I found Green Heron, this way a while ago and they are now firmly one of my favourite folk duos ever.
Bandcamp are doing another Fee Free Friday, where, they are waiving their fees for any sales on an artist’s page. So, every Monday until then, I will put together ten of my favourite artists, in the hope to inspire you to check them out. They're in no particular order, just click on their image to go directly to their Bandcamp store.
Dates for the Final Fee Free Friday is 3rd July 2020.
Rich Swanger & The Little-Known Band
Some good Country Music from the USA.
From his Website
15-year Pennsylvania import Rich Swanger leads his group, The Little Known Band, through a folk-inspired tradition of renewing and reshaping songs
Mixing it up with a bit of Folk-Punk from Pagan Holidays.
From their Facebook (Website is here)
559 folk punk coming out of Exeter, California.
Lynn & Will Rowan
For more tradition folk, have a listen to the beautiful sounds of Lynn & Will Rowan. I am unable to find a video for them, sorry.
From their Website
Folk Duo Lynn and Will Rowan have been teaching and performing together for over ten years. Having traveled all over Europe learning traditional polyphonic music from master singers, a deep love and understanding of harmony infuses everything they do.
Staying on the more tradition line, from Wales, we have Anne Lister. Her sound is perfect to spend an evening relaxing too.
From her Website
Mary and I discovered an easy but powerful musical relationship, and formed the duo Anonyma, and Martin insisted on hearing more of my songs and, in due course, insisted on producing the Anonyma album Burnt Feathers.
Mary and I worked together as Anonyma for five years, touring the UK, the US and Ireland, and we have remained the best of friends and occasional musical allies.
Hailing from Marseille, France, some funky folk, with a serious message about the destruction of our Earth.
From their Website
Quite naturally, the MEiC project was born, starting from a folk root, it offers an adventure in different musical universes against the backdrop of the great questions of our time, those which make the most universal emotions vibrate in us, hunger, fear, exile, the destruction of our planet, the quest for self
Moving to American Roots, Folk Pop, we have Phoebe Bridges from California, USA for chilling out to.
For her Website
Some chilled out folk music from Rome, Italy.
From their Bandcamp page (Facebook here)
An original, dreamy folk, with a warm and introspective tone
Really beautiful dreamscape folk music with soft drifting vocals.
Website is here
Brian S Gore
A cross between American Roots and London (England) Folk, Brian, tells a good story.
A collaboration of various musical styles. Running the breadth of his influences, Brian brings together folk, country, and blues with jazz and early rock and roll, telling stories of his world in a way to make the listener feel like a native.
Mirabelle reminds me of an early Laura Marling, some really good albums on her Bandcamp page.
From her Website
Mirabelle Skipworth is an Oswego, IL Native who has played throughout the Chicagoland area as a solo singer/songwriter for a few years now
Artists I am unable to find a website or Facebook pages for, but their music was too good not to mention. I have sent a message to them for more information and if I get anything back, I will update this page.
Old Horse Corral
They have two free E. P’s and one called Covers. All the money raised via this E.P is being donated to a Houston based organisation called Fostering Family, they aim to support vulnerable children and their families in the local area.
From her Bandcamp page
All songs written & recorded / layered in my bedroom / kitchen unless otherwise noted.
Other Week Links
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