The Playlist: Folk

By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., —

The Playlist is a weekly column bringing you endless combinations of your favorite classics, new, and local music. Go listen at 8tracks.com/theutcecho.

1. Lord Huron – “I Will Be Back One Day”

Lord Huron is teetering the border between folk and alternative. Their sound is light and airy with a compilation of stringed instruments as well as piano.

2. Typhoon – “The Honest Truth”

Typhoon does a nice job of integrating several different instruments without it sounding messy. The incorporation of horns was a bold move for a folk band.

3. The Avett Brothers – “Open Ended Life”

Scott Avett is a master of folk music. The brothers weave in harmonica, fiddle and several stringed instruments on this track.

4. Old Crow Medicine Show – “Down Home Girl”

These Tennessee natives truly understand the genre of folk and it shines through on this track. The lyrics of “Down Home Girl” are playful, endearing, and offer true southern charm.

5. Jake Bugg – “Me and You”

Bugg has the perfect voice for this genre.

6. Tom Petty – “It’ll All Work Out”

“It’ll All Work Out” is one of Tom Petty’s lesser known tracks but it’s my personal favorite. The delicate string intro is very nice complement to Petty’s voice.

7. Dawes – “If I Wanted Someone”

Dawes is another group that is between genres. The vocals and strings on this track give it a folk feel.

8. Neil Young – “Out on The Weekend”

The first track on “Harvest” really sets the tone for the entire album. Young’s signature harmonica, guitar, and vocal talents are showcased.

9. Bob Dylan – “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”

A lesser known track by folk hero Dylan plays up his guitar and vocal skills.

10. The Decemberists – “Rox in The Box”

This track is laden with dynamic guitar melodies and notes of the fiddle.

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