Introducing Suntrapp…

Some folk songs are like a breath of fresh air, like Nick Drake's "Northern Sky," Alexi Murdoch's "Orange Sky" and "Sun Down" by Nik Freitus. "New Morning" by Suntrapp is one such song... Buy Mp3 @ Amazon Suntrapp Official Site Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');

Allison Crowe: New, Exclusive Mp3!

Allison Crowe is working on a followup to last year's exquisite traditional Canadian folk album NewFoundland Vinyl and Muruch is privileged to offer the exclusive mp3 of her new cover of "Tarry Trousers." The mp3 will only be available here as a free, legal download until Monday, April 28th, so grab it while you can.... Continue Reading →

Midlake: The Courage of Others

I liked Midlake's recent Antiphon album, but I love their 2010 release, The Courage of Others. Beautiful, lush, darkly poetic folk music somewhere between Simon & Garfunkel and "Stairway to Heaven" Led Zeppelin. Fave tracks "Acts of Man," "Bring Down" and "The Horn," but the whole album is spectacular. Buy @ Amazon Midlake Official Site... Continue Reading →

Allison Crowe: Heavy Graces

Allison Crowe has been a very busy girl this year. After a surprise cameo in the summer blockbuster movie Man of Steel and the release of her exquisite traditional folk covers album, Newfoundland Vinyl, Allison quickly rushed back into the studio to write, record, engineer, produce and create the cover art for her upcoming album,... Continue Reading →

Tatam Reeves: Free EP Download

Canadian singer-songwriter Tatam Reeves plays quiet, unassuming but nontheless substantial folk-pop. You can download his entire Home EP at Soundcloud. I especially like the songs "The Note" and "Passenger." The latter is the best example of what Tatam calls his "boom bap folk music." Tatam Reeves Official Site

Rayna Gellert & Nathan Salsburg

By: Brendan Nathan Salsburg worked with Rayna Gellert on arranging and performing traditional and original songs for her Old Light collection. You can stream and purchase selected tracks at Bandcamp and buy the full album at Amazon. A curator of the Alan Lomax archive, Salsburg is doing great work in keeping traditional music alive.... Continue Reading →

Bob Dylan: Pretty Saro

Editor's Note: Coincidentally, Brendan had already prepared the following post about the folk song "Pretty Saro" before the news this week of the unearthed, previously unreleased (not even on bootleg) Bob Dylan version. Recorded in 1970 during the Self Portrait sessions, Dylan's "Pretty Saro" will be featured on the new 35-track box set Another Self... Continue Reading →

Highlights from The Alan Lomax Archive

By: Brendan The sheer amount of recordings available at the Alan Lomax archive can be daunting, so I thought I would highlight some of my favorite works here at Muruch... Liam Clancy: Here's a collection featuring Liam Clancy and friends at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival. I particularly enjoyed the song "Shoals of Herring." Clancy... Continue Reading →

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