• James Harvey

Bandcamp Picks - Week Four

Welcome to week three of my Bandcamp picks.

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Bandcamp are doing another two Fridays, 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 Fee Free Fridays are 5th June (This coming Friday) & 3rd July 2020.

Hania Rani

Hania Rani, is a singer/songwriter from Germany, who now resides in Poland, her music is waltzing and mysterious, piano driven beautiful folk.

From her Website

“I think I am the same as an artist and as a person. Music is my way of communication and I see the art, the music as a whole thing, with no borders, divisions, or even genres.”

Margo Price

Looking for someone a little better known? Well the awesome Margo Price, whom I have seen six times live, is the person for you. Modern Country at it’s best, you really can’t go wrong with her music.

From her Website

"That’s How Rumors Get Started follows Margo’s 2017 album All American Made, which was named the #1 Country/Americana album of the year by Rolling Stone, and one of the top albums of the decade by Esquire, Pitchfork and Billboard, among others"

Leif Vollebekk

Moving north to Canada, we have the chilled-out music from Leif Vollebekk. His music is perfect, playing on your loud speakers, while you sit in front of the fire with someone you love.

From his Website

"Imagine the singer at the end of last September, performing at midnight in one of Montreal’s rarest and most intimate venues—a century-old porno theatre called Cinema L’Amour, a temple to the true and the carnal.
He was sitting at a piano. The chords were moving like shadows on a wall. “She’s my woman and she loved me so fine!” Leif cried, singing to the rafters. “She’ll never be back.”"

Lizzy Hardingham

Another artist I’ve seen live and can’t recommend enough. From the South East of England, one of the most beloved folk artists on the English scene right now.

From her Website

"Her powerful yet pure voice twinned with her impressive songwriting skills meld together to create “beautifully delivered folk music”!
After storming the UK folk club and festival scene, including Cambridge Folk Festival, in 2019 she is proving herself as “a powerful singer to watch out for”."

Jenner Fox

For something a little more light-hearted, check out Jenner Fox, his music is fun, happy and really does make you smile.

From his Website

"Jenner left California, learned to sing, learned to write, decided to follow the family trade as a river guide, wrote a record to sell to rafting clients, found that making records fit like a sock, recorded 4 more, and now he spends his winters guiding rivers in Patagonia and the rest of his year touring mostly on a bicycle and making up songs. He calls central Oregon his home."

David & Deidre Casey

Husband and Wife duo for you next. With their fast pace, beautifully crafted songs, they are a delight to listen to.

From their Website

David and Deidre Casey are husband and wife singer/songwriters from Helena, Montana. They have 7 children, all of whom beat box on road trips, and also want to form a band.
The duo met in college in 1991, during which time they formed “Happy Cactus” with Colin Meloy (The Decemberists). David has recorded 7 other albums, both as part of Watercarvers Guild, and as a solo artist.

Yvonne McDonnell

A singer/songwriter from London, England; Yvonne McDonnell’s, music is haunting and dreamlike.

From her Facebook

Hailing from East London, Yvonne McDonnell's music has gone from strength to strength since she first started performing at university, with recent play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland to add to her impressive catalogue of supporters.

Dom Flemons

Looking for some good old-fashioned Bluegrass, at it’s very best? Then Dom Flemons, is your man.

From his Website

"He has branded the moniker “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers over 100 years of early American popular music. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, music scholar, historian, and record collector"

Black Pudding Poetry

Beautiful folk music from Sweden, Johanna Wedin-Duda, is a must in anyone’s playlist.

From Music Archive (Her website is here)

"Johanna Wedin-Duda, aka Black pudding poetry, is an independent singer-songwriter living in Sweden, Småland. You might find her in intimate festivals and venues, subways and living rooms, restoring places and buildings "

Gabriel Knight Hancock

To end this week, we are picking some American Roots, with Gabriel Knight Hancock.

From his Website

I don’t think there’s any room for cynicism. Art is too big for that. The definition of good and bad art has been redefined a million times or more. The last thing an artist needs is a critic.
This is just my opinion, but I have never found what most people call “constructive criticism”constructive. If you are perceptive, you can tell if someone likes something or not. They don’t have to tell you.

© Gabriel Knight Hancock

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