My good friend Drew sent me a song suggestion in Spotify today: “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers. It was an excellent selection for today—folk music like that makes me happy. So, in honor of thinking of happy things, here’s my quickly thrown-together playlist of folksy alternative fabulousity. [That’s not a real word, but I do not apologize.]
My choice artists with folksy feeling songs include Neko Case, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Format, Neutral Milk Hotel, Patty Griffin, The Lumineers, Wild Child, Flowers for Judith (article coming soon on them, promise!), the Killers, and Relient K.
Not all of them are “folk rock” per se—I felt like I should include the Killers’ “A Dustland Fairytale” on basis of its heart rather than sound (and that it makes a good name for the playlist). BUT if I’ve missed an essential song, add it! It’s a collaborative playlist for that very reason.