Folk Life : Upbeat Folk & Bluegrass

Folk Life : Upbeat Folk & Bluegrass




“All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.”- Louis Armstrong


With my love of most things heavy, people are surprised that I enjoy Folk & Bluegrass. What I love about both is the intangible warmth you feel when you hear a great folk song. It makes me think of autumn and the leaves changing, of wide-open spaces and working in the soil. I also love the energy of folk and bluegrass.  This is a curated playlist of  "UPBEAT" indie folk/bluegrass artist that evoke all of that in me. 


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I've added 50+ songs, no duplicate artists. 

New Tracks Added for April. No Duplicate Artists


Kicked out of the Chain Gang – Tigers on Trains
Raging Fire – Phillip Phillips
For Rock Dove – Bellows
Click, Click, Click, Click – Bishop Allen
Trick of the Light – Alexander Wolfe
Good Day for Marrying You – Dave Barnes
Rich Kids – Judah & the Lion
Let's Not Be Alone Tonight – R5
Bringing Down The Body Count – Winterpills
Worship You – Vampire Weekend
Southern Skies – Matrimony
Remember Me – Gavin James
Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves
The Way I Tend To Be – Frank Turner
Wildfire – Seafret
Last Time for Everything – Sean Watkins
Wherever Is Your Heart – Brandi Carlile
Good Bones – Quiet Hounds
All This Wandering Around – Ivan & Alyosha
Carry You, Carry Me – Matthew Mayfield
Apologies – Jillian Edwards
Halcyon Birds – Broken Back
Home – Johnnyswim
I Am Free – Benni Hemm Hemm
Wary Bones – Old Hours
Icarus – The Crane Wives
Geronimo – Sheppard
All I Want – Kodaline
Love Like This – Kodaline
Leaf Off / The Cave – José González
Lemons – Woodlock
Lights Go Down – WAZ
Living & Dying – Joshua Hyslop
No Matter Where You Are – Us The Duo
Nowhere, Texas – City and Colour
Over Land and Sea – Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk
Wait So Long – Trampled By Turtles
Tell the World – Eric Hutchinson
Then Came the Morning – The Lone Bellow
Grace – Br'er Rabbit
I Love You Will Still Sound The Same – Oh Honey
Two Hearts Down – The Black Lillies
England Skies – Shake Shake Go
I See That Hand – The Lone Bellow
Another Is Waiting – The Avett Brothers
The Traveler – Chatham County Line
Silver Spoon – The Eastern Sea

New Tracks

I Love You Will Still Sound The Same – Oh Honey
Diamond Dreams – Castro
Wildfire – Seafret
The Way I Tend To Be – Frank Turner
Moths – Conor Linnie
Put On, Cologne – Donovan Woods
Wild I Am – Vocal Few
I Will Follow You – RIVVRS

As We Ran – The National Parks
Amadeus – Family and Friends
Glow Like the Moon – Dave Barnes

Found these tracks while binge watching the BlackList and it was perfect for this playlist.

The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash
Pilgrim – Fink
Blood On My Name – The Brothers Bright
Blame It on Me – George Ezra

How could I get some of the artists I manage on your playlist? I work with Bluegrass/Americana artists

I can't promise to add an artist but if I like it and it fit's the mix I'll add them. You can  post Spotify links here.

I'd love for you to check out our group. We are opening for The Infamous Stringdusters in November - hoping things take off after that! Enjoy!

Hello (again!)
Just wondering if there'd be any chance of adding any of these songs, from our 'songs' EP, to the playlist?
Cheers ever so

Hey there! 


Loving the playlist! You might find a couple of tracks off of my debut EP that may fit in well on there! Here's a link to it:


Many thanks in advance and happy listening! 

Chloe x

Hey, please consider including this new release from Out of System Transfer on your playlist! Thanks!

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