Best of 2013 – Folk Artists

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our take on the best folk artists for the first half of 2013.

The common theme that you’ll find is that all artists are currently touring and most have a recently released an album, with the exception of Rodriguez of course. His last album came out in 1971, but that’s a completely different story that I’m not going to tackle in this piece. Let’s just leave it at thanking Malik Bendjelloul for creating the Academy Award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, and bringing Rodriguez back from the dead.

We hope you enjoy these artists as much as we do. As always, if you come across something you like, don’t be shy, grab tix and treat yourself to a live performance!

1. Tallest Man on Earth

Recent Album: There’s No Leaving Now, released June 2012
Top Songs: Little Brother, Leading Me Now,
Tour Dates: Check them out

Jake Bugg

2. Jake Bugg

Recent Album: Jake Bugg, released October 2012
Top Songs: Lightning Bolt, Two Fingers, Trouble Town
Tour Dates: Catch them in concert

3. Father John Misty

Recent Album: Fear Fun, released April 2012
Top Songs: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings, I’m Writing  a NovelWell You Can Do It Without Me
Tour Dates: See them live

4. Rodriguez

Recent Album: Searching for Sugar Man, released July 2012
Top Songs: Inner City Blues, Cause, I Wonder
Tour Dates: Don’t miss them

5. Xavier Rudd

Recent Album: Spirit Bird, released June 2012
Top Songs: Follow the Sun, Bow Down, Come Let Go
Tour Dates: click here

6. Josh Ritter

Recent Album: The Beast in Its Tracks, released March 2013
Top Songs: Girl In The War, Galahad, The Curse
Tour Dates: Show near you

7. Devendra Banhart

Recent Album: Mala, released March 2013
Top Songs: Für Hildegard von Bingen, This Is The Way, Never Seen Such Good Things
Tour Dates: Concert near you

8. Iron & Wine

Recent Album: Ghost On Ghost, released April 2013
Top Songs: Boy With A CoinFreedom Hangs Like HeavenCaught In The Briars
Tour Dates: Gig near you

9. Gregory Alan Isakov

Recent Album: The Weatherman, scheduled release July 9, 2013
Top Songs: The Stable Song, Evelyn, John Brown’s Body
Tour Dates: Cheap Gregory Alan Isakov tickets

10. Lord Huron

Recent Album: Lonesome Dreams, released October 2012
Top Songs: Time To Run, Ends Of The Earth, The Ghost On The Shore
Tour Dates: Best price Lord Huron tickets

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