Americana Playlist Update Artist Photos

After a brief hiatus, we’re pleased to bring you a new update for the The Pew Playlist! We’ve got a whole new roundup of tracks added to our Spotify playlist! Please enjoy our curated selection of the latest Americana, folk, alt-country, and bluegrass tracks. (And make sure to connect with the artists on social media!)

Angela Perley – “Here For You”

Angela Perley - photo by Lindsay Jordan.
Photo of Angela Perley by Lindsay Jordan.

Like countless other artists, Columbus, Ohio native Angela Perley was set to tour in celebration of her 2019 LP 4:30 when the reality of COVID-19 brought everything to a grinding halt. Written and produced by Perley, the “Here For You” is a different kind of love song – being here for and taking care of yourself. With its slinky psychedelia and reverb-laden riffs, Perley delivers an amplified pep talk in her timeless voice, giving us an electrified taste of the album to come. Climb into the convertible, roll the windows down, and crank it to 11.

Connect with Angela Perley:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify

Alicia Stockman – “Halfway To Houston”

Alicia Stockman Artist Photo

“I was halfway to Houston when I broke down,” sings Alicia Stockman in her wistful break-up song “Halfway To Houston.” The track appears on the Utah-based singer/songwriter’s forthcoming LP These Four Walls, produced by MCP fave Mary Bragg -its smartly-crafted lyrics and unfussy accompaniment provide an expansive space for Stockman’s emotive and angelic vocals to shine.

Connect with Alicia Stockman:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify

Spencer LaJoye – “Breathing”

Artist Photo of Spencer Lajoye
Photo of Spencer LaJoye by Whitney Wilson and Hannah LaJoye Photography

Violinist and vocal loop artist Spencer LaJoye recently released “Breathing,” the latest track from their forthcoming EP Remember The Oxygen, out November 5th. The song is a powerful and moving story of LaJoye learning to “breathe my own air again, so to speak,” says the Boston-based folk-pop songcrafter of the track’s inspiration. “When I remembered to breathe my own oxygen rather than meeting and anticipating everyone else’s needs first, I learned a lot of things (for one: I am not a girl. Oops!). It’s the story of me grabbing my own oxygen mask.” LaJoye’s pure, crystalline vocals deliver their truth in the most heart-wrenchingly vulnerable way as they offer experience proudly for the whole world to hear.

Connect with Spencer LaJoye:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify

Charles Wesley Godwin – “Strong”

Charles Wesley Godwin courtesy of Harry Ilyer
Photo of Charles Wesley Godwin by Harry Ilyer

Charles Wesley Godwin channels the grit of his West Virginia upbringing into his music, using his strong vocals to gently deliver character-driven, stories of the everyman. Relatable, smartly crafted, and poetic, “Strong” is an anthem of encouragement and perseverance, wrapped in lush textures that dance across a sonically cinematic landscape.

Connect with Charles Wesley Godwin:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify

Naomi Keyte – “Greenhill”

Listening to Australian folk artist Naomi Keyte’s new single “Greenhill” is unexpected sunshine a cloudy day, a daydream on a quiet afternoon, or blowing on the fluffy white seeds of a dandelion. It’s the sound of possibility. Written during lockdown, “Greenhill”
Is a love song to a home and what’s inside that makes it special. Keyte’s style brims with airy, acoustic grace, and reminds us that there is beauty all around us.

Connect with Naomi Keyte:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify

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