New Releases and Discoveries

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 5, 2020
New Releases and Discoveries with Michele Flannery

On this edition Michele Flannery highlights recent releases and discoveries made in the year 2020—including local Bay Area sounds from Bhi Bhiman, Emily Brown, and Kelley Stoltz plus Welsh guitarist Gwenifer Raymond, Songhoy Blues from Timbuktu, and three indie folk troubadours named Bill (Bill Callahan, Bonnie “Prince” Billy + Bill MacKay) take on a Steely Dan classic.

This Is the Kit, “Carry Us Please,” Off Off On (Rough Trade)

Esther Rose, “Keeps Me Running,” Keeps Me Running (Full Time Hobby)

Tele Novella, “Technicolor Town,” Merlynn Belle (Kill Rock Stars)

Bhi Bhiman, “Takin’ It Easy Good,” Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy (Good Music)

New Set

The Rheingans Sisters, “After the Bell,” Rang Receiver (bendigedig)

Salt House, “If I Am Lucky,” Huam (Hudson)

Songhoy Blues, “Worry,” Optimisme (Fat Possum)

Star Feminine Band, “Rew Be Me,” Star Feminine Band (Born Bad Records)

New Set

Emily Brown, “Game Show,” A Fish of Earth (Self-released) Bandcamp show 12/11

Kelley Stoltz, “Darkness Too,” Ah, Etc. (Agitated)

Gwenifer Raymond, “Hell for Certain,” Strange Lights over Garth Mountain (Tompkins Square)

New Set

Emma Swift, “Soft Apocalypse,” Blonde on the Tracks (Tiny Ghost)

Robyn Hitchcock, “The President (2020 version)” (Tiny Ghost)

Resistance Revival Chorus, “Rich Man’s House,” This Joy (Righteous Babe)

Durand Jones & the Indications, “Power to the People” (Dead Oceans)

Pieta Brown and S. Cary w/ Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Gail Ann Dorsey, “We Are Not Machines,” x for Wisconsin

New Set

Sam Amidon, “Cuckoo,” Sam Amidon (Nonesuch)

Giri and Uma, “Ida Red,” Co-Mission: An Artist Relief Compilation, Vol. 3 (Folkadelphia)

Alasdair Roberts, “The Curragh of Kildare,” Fretted and Indebted (Infinite Greyscale)

Brigid Mae Power, “Head above the Water,” Head above the Water (Fire)

Adrianne Lenker, “Two Reverse,” Songs (4AD) member of Big Thief

Mountain Man, “Through My Sails,” self-released single

Sally Anne Morgan, “Thread Song,” Thread (Thrill Jockey) member of House and Land

New Set

Shirley Collins, “Wondrous Love,” Heart’s Ease (Domino) first record in 38 years

Tom Brosseau, “Love Cannot Die,” The Prairie (self-released)

New Set

Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “Deacon Blues” (feat. Bill MacKay), Deacon Blues

Music Used Under Announcements

Yasmin Williams, “Swift Breeze,” Urban Driftwood (Spinster)