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[Folk/Americana] Recommend a band with <500 followers

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The Folk/ Americana genre has been pushed into the spotlight lately with the success of artists such as Hiss Golden Messenger, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Lost In The Trees,  Strand of Oaks, Bowerbirds (to name just a few). 

 

In this thread you can share your favorite Folk/ Americana artists with less than 500 Spotify followers. 

 

Tyler Butler has only 87 followers today but his somber folks songs will hopefully garner him some more attention soon. I recommend for fans of Evening Hymns, Sun Kil MoonDamien Jurado

 

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Re: [Folk/Americana] Recommend a band with <500 followers

Roadie

I think I've mentioned them before but - Harpeth Rising - deserve another mention.

A trio of women. A violin, a banjo, a cello & beautiful vocals.

A blend of Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical.

Only 75 followers with a new release on the way in August.

C'mon people! (i am not affliated in any way to the band, just a big fan):smileyhappy:

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Hello !

 

Danny Schmidt was born in 1970 and grew up in Austin, Texas. He started playing guitar at the age of 12. At age 20, he discovered that he liked the blues after tracking the music of Jimi Hendrix back through Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt, and Lightning Hopkins all the way to old country gospel and spirituals. He bought an acoustic guitar and eventually discovered the likes of Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits, and John Prine, from whom he learned about songwriting. ( wikipedia )
Here is a small demonstration of his talent

 

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Terence Martin ( 2005 - 2011 ) ( 86 Followers )

 

Terence Martin, a gifted New York-based singer-songwriter and published poet, has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Martin, who succumbed to the disease on Nov. 7 2011, was born in London, England, grew up in Los Angeles, California, and moved east in 1997 to become part of New York’s thriving acoustic music scene. He recorded and released six albums independently and was working on another one at the time of his passing. ( http://acousticmusicscene.com )

 

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Brian Wheat, Groggy Darlin' - Where You Have Been ( 2007 ) ( 28 followers )

 

Having recorded his debut album in a rustic barn converted sound studio outside the once prosperous city of Buffalo, NY, it is no surprise that upon first listen one can be lazily ushered into the landscape of a bygone era.

Often being compared to the distinctive songwriting and ethereal moods of M.Ward, Sondre Lerche, and Iron and Wine, Brian Wheat creates space and depth with his minimalistic sound while splashing drops of country, folk and summer porch-swing rock. Certainly, he offers us a breath of ease in an increasingly cluttered and chaotic world. ( bandcamp )

 

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Re: [Folk/Americana] Recommend a band with <500 followers

Roadie

I hope you don't mind if I bend the rules a little but The Honey Dewdrops only have 503 followers

and their new record Tangled Country released a few weeks ago is quite good.

 

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I'm liking these suggestions so far! I'll drop one in that technically breaks the rules, but he only has 871 followers, so I'm not far off. Plus it's really old.

 

Washington Phillips (1892-1939) was a preacher and one of the earliest musicians performing what we now consider gospel. The most striking feature of his work is the musical accompaniment, which is performed on some sort of hammered string instrument, perhaps a modified zither. Either way, fascinating stuff. I particularly recommend 'Lift Him Up That's All' and 'I Had a Good Father and Mother' (the latter is covered on Palace Brother's fantastic debut album)

 

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@blake  Hello !

 

 I thought to be the only one of the community to love this music
Thanks!

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Old Lost John ( 31 Followers )

 

My name is Tomas. I used to be a woodsman and a horse-keeper. These days I live in Malmo, Sweden, delivering newspapers in the morning hours and writing songs in the evening. Sometimes I record an album, and sometimes I go on tour. Old Lost John is the name of my musical vehicle.
http://www.oldlostjohn.com

 

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Estil C. Ball ( 70 Followers )

 

 

Estil Cortez Ball (1913–1978) was an American singer-songwriter, fingerstyle guitarist, and country gospel and folk musician from Rugby in Grayson County, Virginia.

From the mid-1950s until 1975, Ball performed with his wife Orna and their Friendly Gospel Singers in churches and on the radio, especially on WKSK (AM) in West Jefferson, North Carolina and WBOB (AM) in Galax, Virginia. Ball's first recordings were made by John A. Lomax on behalf of the Library of Congress at the 1937 Galax Fiddler's Convention in Galax, Virginia, where E.C. performed with his Rugby Gully Jumpers string band (named after Paul Warmack's Gully Jumpers). Lomax recorded the string band and several duets by E.C. and Orna. John's son Alan Lomax recorded Ball three years later, in 1941, at E.C.'s home in Rugby, Virginia, and there again in 1959.

 

 

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